I created the #SpeakTruth Summit as a platform by and for Women of Color to identify, address, and heal from the issues affecting them. Through panel discussions and breakout sessions, attendees will discuss the truths of Women of Color that are often left out of conversations in social, professional, and political settings.

By creating this open platform that encourages collaboration and dialogue between people of various backgrounds, I hope to make it easier for women and non-binary individuals to challenge systemic oppression and to become the leaders that we need, especially now.

The Impact AllianceChicago Foundation for Women, Chicago State University, Women Employed, Arab American Family Services and Chicago Black Women in Tech invite you to join us for our inaugural #SpeakTruth Summit from October 20 and 21, 2018, at Chicago State University. 

Here we will come together to learn how we can be more inclusive, collaborative, and effective in altering oppressive systems. The #SpeakTruth panels, workshops, and plenary sessions were designed with a focus on empowering women and equipping them with the resources, connections, and knowledge to thrive, not just survive, in their day-to-day lives.

We hope that you can join us and share your voice and your truth at this summit.

With Gratitude,

Carla M. Kupe-Arion, Esq.