The 10th Annual Mary McLeod Bethune Women’s Conference will be held Tuesday, March 26, in the Center for Civic Engagement, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU).
The conference theme is “Visionary Women.” Dr. Winifred Johnson and Dr. Deborah Freckleton are the conference chairs.
Conference registration and a continental breakfast will be provided from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. The opening plenary begins at 9 a.m. Panels will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. Two panels will run concurrently per time block, and there will be four panel blocks – two blocks before luncheon, two blocks after luncheon. The closing plenary is from 5 to 5:30 p.m.
“We are excited to bring our 10th Annual Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Women’s Conference,” said Dr. Winifred M. Johnson, Assistant Professor of History. In the words of conference creator, the late Dr. Cheryll Hardison-Dayton, “The purpose of the conference is to honor women, faculty members, students and women within the global community who continue Dr. Bethune’s legacy of faith and leadership.”
“Panels will align with the conference theme set by the National Women’s History Alliance,” Johnson said. “Panels will include a variety of topics such as women’s health issues, human trafficking and gender abuse, women in politics, and diversity and the intersection of race, gender and religion.”
The Mary McLeod Bethune Women’s Conference is made possible by the Andrew Mellon/Jessie Ball DuPont Endowment.