The South Bay Womyn’s Conference - San José State University
The South Bay Womyn’s Conference (SBWC) partners San José State University students with community members to create a safe space for all ages that promotes learning, expression, and education. We hope to unite individuals of all genders, sexual orientations, ethnicity’s, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
The SBWC in collaboration with SJSU Women’s Resource Center, Student Union, Inc. and Cafe Pomegranate to organize this event. Conference attendees will be encouraged to participate in open dialogue through panels and workshops. The conference will welcomes those who are interested in other forms of expression and outreach through our artist exhibit and vendor fair. If you are interested in taking part in any of the evening activities please send us an email at email@example.com
Herstory of the South Bay Womyn’s Conference
The South Bay Womyn’s Conference (SBWC) originated in 2011 as a group of young womyn brainstormed possible ways to bring San Jose State University and the community together. Womyn On Womyn’s Issues Co-Founder, Denisse Mendez, mentioned that she had always wanted to see SJSU host a womyn’s conference. In over 150 years SJSU had never produced such an event. When Denisse mentioned her dreams WOWI members Samantha Pedrosa and Samantha Plescia took notice. The Samantha’s thus began researching ways to make this idea a reality. Together they formed a collation of like minded female and male identified student and community leaders set on making the South Bay Womyn’s Conference a reality. From there the SBWC was born, the goal being to embrace the intersections of womynhood and personhood by using the strength of togetherness. Now beginning work on the second SBWC this group continues to make strides toward educating womyn and allies with a message of inclusivity regardless of social and economic barriers.