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Womxn's Empowerment Conference

Registration Now Open!!

Womxn’s Empowerment Conference (WEC) was developed to showcase opportunities to empower womxn to achieve their highest level of personal and professional growth. The WEC is a transformative experience that brings womxn together to discuss the past, present and future of Womxn’s empowerment through the various topics covered by our presenters. WEC’s mission is to educate, inspire, empower, and honor womxn as agents of positive social change. This conference is part of Womxn’s History Month programming.

The vision of the Womxn’s Empowerment Conference is to create an environment that fully affirms and honors the lived experiences of womxn at UC Merced and worldwide.

This year the conference will take place on March 18th, 2017 and the theme is Honoring Trail Blazing Womxn.

Our Keynote speaker will be YouTube sensation, Kat Blaque. She is a Feminist YouTuber, Illustrator, Animator and Writer from Orange County, California. She's been a blogger since 2005, Initially turning to the Internet as an emotional outlet, she has transformed her passion for social media and writing into a career. She currently contributes to Everyday Feminism,, the Huffington Post and runs a Youtube channel with tens of thousands of followers. She has appeared on Buzzfeed, MTV News and MTV’s Decoded. While she graduated from Cal Arts with a degree in Character Animation in 2012, she finds that blogging has become a new and rewarding calling for her and a career for which she was built.

You can find her on her YouTube channel at or on Facebook.

Registration open Feb 13th-Mar 6th 2017

Registration Rates:

UCM Students: $20 deposit, returned after conference

Community Members & Non-UCM Students: $20


UC Merced students can register at

Community members and non-UCM students register at


For more information, please go to the Womxn’s Empowerment Conference webpage at:


For questions or concerns, please contact Dani at or Angi Baxter at