CONFERENCE HISTORY

1990 - 2021

Washington State Students of Color Conferences
April 19-21, 1990 - You’ve Got the Power, Yakima
April 11-13, 1991 – Lifting As We Climb, Everett
April 9-11, 1992 – Future Shock Revisited: Strategies for Change
April 15-17, 1993 – Standing on Common Ground, Vancouver
April 14-16, 1994 - And Still I Rise, Spokane
April 13-15, 1995 – Emerging Voices, Seattle
March 21-26, 1996 – Rising Above It All, SeaTac
April 9-12, 1997 – Educate, Organize, Activate, Yakima
April 30-May 1, 1998 – Faces of Leadership, Fife

1999 – Conference cancelled
April 27-29, 2000 – Honoring Our Past and Shaping Our Future, Kelso
April 11-13, 2001 – Quest for Change, Yakima
April 11-13, 2002 – Leadership for Change, Olympia
April 24-26, 2003 – Building Foundations for Change, Yakima
May 6-8, 2004 – I, You, We: Strengthening our Communities, SeaTac
May 5-7, 2005 – Keepin’ It Real and Givin’ It Back, Yakima
April 20-22, 2006 – Faces of Diversity: From College to Community, SeaTac
April 12-14, 2007 – Diversity in Action: Openin’Minds, Makin’ Changes! Yakima
April 2008 – Color Outside the Lines cancelled
April 16-18, 2009 – Uniting Colors, Shaping the Future! Yakima
April 22-24, 2010 – Generation of Change: We are the Future! Yakima
April 14-16, 2011 – Stand Up, Speak Out, Education is Liberation! Yakima
April 19-21, 2012—Forever Strong! Honoring Our Past, Empowering Our Future! Yakima
April 11-13, 2013—Awakening Your Inner Scholar: Legacy, Resilience, Action! Yakima
April 17-19 2014: I AM: Living Social Justice Through Creative Resistance. Yakima
April 23-25, 2015: #25yearsofpeoplepower. Yakima
April 21-23, 2016: This Is Our Time, Truth Redefined. Yakima
April 6-8, 2017: Cultivate Our Truth with Unity and Resilience. Yakima
April 12-14, 2018: Radical Love: Activism Ignited. Yakima
April 18-20, 2019: WE ARE: Empowered by our Past Forging our Future. Yakima
April 23-25, 2020: Calling all Changemakers: 30 Years of Unapologetic Activism (cancelled due to COVID-19)

April 15-16, 2021: Hear Our Voices: Resilience Empowered Change (virtual)