Saturday, October 14, 2017

National Association of Black Women in Higher Education Philadelphia, October 18-20, 2017

The Association of Black Women in Higher Education

ABWHE 10th Annual National Conference Brings “Sister Power 2017” to Philadelphia October 18 - 20, 2017

Celebrate “Sister Power” in Philadelphia with the National Conference of the Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE) as they honor Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate, author, and activist, Sonia Sanchez, with their inaugural Presidential Award at the Sonesta Hotel, Thursday, October 19th. The conference events/workshops will be held at the Sonesta Hotel and Temple University-Center City Campus, Philadelphia.

This year’s theme is “Sister Power 2017: ‘Lift as We Climb’ – A Right, A Responsibility, A
Privilege…,” where featured speakers include health advocate Rev. Lorina Marshall-Blake and author/scholar Dr. Sara Willie-LeBreton. The conference will cover topics such as career development, health and wellness, the historical impact of African American women in academia, social identity, leadership, and the increase of diversity in academia.

On Wednesday, Oct. 18, the opening reception will be held at the African American Museum in
Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street, where ABWHE will honor the service of African American Women Veterans in Higher Education. They will be welcomed to Philadelphia by The Philadelphia Commission for Women and entertained by Philadelphia’s 1st Lady of Jazz & Soul, Sherry Butler.

If 5 people from your school, chapter, organization or friend group register, you will get 1 additional registration free! Also, we are reclaiming former members and recognizing our former local and national officers. If you have names and contact information, please send them to:

This conference is a great opportunity for talented, energetic, and influential African American
women scholars, educators, administrators, and staff members to network; share and further develop best practices in higher education; deepen their scholarship; and create new
partnerships. Join us on social media to answer our “Question of the Week (QOTW)” on Facebook and Twitter. We invite you to share and retweet as we engage the community of African American Women in Higher Education in the Tri-State Area to spread the word that the women of ABWHE will be in Philly October 18-20, 2017.

Register today for the conference at conference/

Breakfast with Sonia Sanchez event:

Seating is limited! REGISTER NOW AT:

Opening Reception Honoring African American Women Veterans in Higher Education:

Note: Representatives of ABWHE will be available for interviews at the conference. Media outlets may contact Dr. Doreen Loury at 267-228- 8423 or

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