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March 25, 2023

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Francis W. Parker School, 2233 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614

Theme: I am Her!

The Young Women of Color Symposiumis a leadership conference for 6th–12th grade, self-identified young women of color in the Chicagoland area. In order to protect, support and empower young women of color, Francis W. Parker School and Loyola Academy have partnered to create a space for conversation, connection and community.

Online registration is required.

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Keynote Speaker

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  • Dr. Shirlene Obuobi

    Physician, cartoonist, and author
    Dr. Obuobi is a Ghanaian-American physician, cartoonist, and author. She currently lives in Chicago, where she is completing her cardiology fellowship. Her debut novel, ON ROTATION, has been featured on multiple national outlets such asTeen Vogue, the Washington Post, and Good Morning America.

Previous Keynote Speakers

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  • Rosetta Lee

    Consultant, Educator and Activist in Seattle, Washington
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  • Sarah Culberson

    Sierra Leone Princess, Author, Humanitarian, Speaker
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  • Ruth Jurgensen

    CEO, Prep for Prep
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  • Mary Spio

    Deep Space Engineer and Founder, CEEK Virtual Reality
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