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presents the 4th Annual Women of Color Conference

hosted by Vassar College

March 3 – 5, 2017

CHAS is proud to announce that Vassar College will host the 4th Annual CHAS Women of Color Conference.  This year’s conference theme is “(Re)Defining Women of Color: Raising Our Voices, Sharing Our Stories.”  We are excited to announce a leading authority in the area of Civil Rights, Black feminist legal theory, and race, racism and the law, Kimberlé W. Crenshawas our highlighted speaker for this dynamic student-centered conference.  

Through a series of engaging keynote speakers and dynamic workshops, the Women of Color Conference aims to facilitate dialogue that examines how selective liberal arts experiences impact women of color. The conference seeks to allow space for the creation of an inclusive intersectional community that embraces the full spectrum of experience, self-definition, and identity.

Please join us as CHAS partners with Vassar College to lead higher education toward inclusive excellence through institutional transformation in promoting the high achievement and success of women of color.







WOCC17 Travel and Hotels


Holiday Inn Express
2750 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
$95 per night
1.5 miles from Vassar College campus

Courtyard Poughkeepsie

2641 South Road/Route 9
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 485-6336
$119.00 per night
3.5 miles from Vassar College campus

Please be sure to identify as “CHAS/Vassar” when making reservations over the phone.




Scheduled passenger service is available from Stewart International Airport (SWF) in Newburgh, New York, 35 minutes from Vassar. Although the closest airport, visitors may find a greater variety of flight and ticket fares at Albany International or one of the three major airports in NYC.

In addition, other nearby airports include Westchester County Airport in White Plains, Albany International Airport in Albany, or the 3 major airports in the New York City metro area (LaGuardia, JFK, Newark Liberty).

Visitors flying into NYC can make their way to Poughkeepsie by rental car ( see “By Car”) or train (see “By Train”).


Metro-North Commuter Railroad

Metro-North Commuter Railroad connects New York City’s Grand Central Terminal with Poughkeepsie. For timetables, call 800-METRO-INFO or visit their website.


Poughkeepsie is also served by Amtrak. For schedules, call 800.872.7245.


Taxi service is available from the Poughkeepsie train station (about 3 miles) to campus.

By Bus

Service is available from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City via Short Line Bus. 800-631-8405 or www.ShortLineBus.com

WOCC17 Group Registration


CHAS member institutions receive complimentary registration for the first six participants.

Note: We encourage delegations to include four students, one administrator and one faculty member.

Additional participants are welcome and require a $60.00 registration fee.

If your institution is not a member of CHAS, we welcome your participation.

The registration fee is $75.00 per person. Please make checks payable to “CHAS Trinity.”

We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Women of Color Conference hosted by Vassar College!


Save the Date: WOCC17


presents the 4th Annual Women of Color Conference

hosted by Vassar College

March 3 -5, 2017


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