The UC Riverside Women’s Resource Center and the Planning Committee welcome you to PERSIST 2017, the Women’s Political Engagement Conference at UCR!
At this conference, you’ll hear from inspiring and experienced political leaders who will share their wisdom and advice for how you can persist and engage in the political realm.
Workshop themes include everything from feminist activism and women-of-color representation, to policy issues impacting the IE and a “Pussy Bites Back” panel.
Whether you’re making a plan for entering the political arena, or just wondering what you can do to create change right now, this conference will help you see your next steps clearly.
Women — especially women of color — are immensely underrepresented at the federal, state and local government leadership levels. This conference aims to highlight that, and is open to all genders for attendance and participation.
Thank you so much to everyone who gave their time and expertise to help make this conference a reality. Your contribution will positively impact and empower women as they prepare to enter the political realm and change the world.
Denise Davis – Director, Women’s Resource Center, UCR
Romanie Arterberry – Program Director, Women’s Resource Center, UCR
Nathaly Martinez – Program Coordinator, Women’s Resource Center, UCR
Elizabeth Romero – Associate Vice Chancellor for Government and Community Relations, UCR
Toi Thibodeoux – Assistant Director, LGBT Resource Center, UCR
Dr. Jennifer Merolla – Professor of Political Science, UCR
Dr. Sue Castagnetto – Director/Lecturer, Intercollegiate Feminist Center, Scripps College
Dr. Rachel Vansickle-Ward – Professor of Political Studies, Pitzer College
Dr. Ivy A. M. Cargile – Professor of Political Science, CSU Bakersfield
Dr. Sang-Hee Lee – Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs, UCR
Tina Aoun – Director, Middle Eastern Student Center, UCR
Dr. Jennifer Nelson – Director of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Redlands
Aram Ayra – President, Associated Students of UCR
Jonathan Li – Vice President of External Affairs, Associated Students of UCR