Registration Now Open for the 36th Annual Women of Color Task Force Career Conference

Registration is now open for the 36th Annual Women of Color Task Force Career Conference being held on Friday, March 2nd, 2018. All U-M staff, faculty, students and the public, regardless of gender or ethnicity, are invited to attend this inclusive professional development event.

This year's keynote speaker will be April Ryan, American Urban Radio Networks DC Bureau Chief. This morning keynote session is open to the public and no registration is required to attend the lecture.

Ryan has a unique vantage point as the only black female reporter covering urban issues from the White House, a position she has held since the Clinton era. 

Since 1997, she has served as a White House correspondent and is the Washington, D.C., bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks. In 2017, she joined CNN as a political analyst. In May 2017, the National Association of Black Journalists named Ryan as the "Journalist of the Year".

Ryan has been a member of the White House press corps for American Urban Radio Networks since January 1997 and has long been the only black female reporter among the White House correspondents. She is a member of the National Press Club and is one of only three African Americans to have served on the board of the White House Correspondents Association.

She is the author of the award winning book, The Presidency in Black & White, and her latest book, At Mama’s Knee: Race in Black & White (December 2016). Ryan is a graduate of Morgan State University and was awarded an honorary doctorate from her alma mater in 2017.

To view all information about the conference, locations, workshops, and event details, visit cew.umich.edu/WCTF36

Please note that the April Ryan keynote lecture (8:30 am - 10:30 am at Hill Auditorium) is open to the general public and no registration is required. To attend the 2018 WCTF conference workshops and luncheon, pre-registration is required.