Alverno Community Conference Will Explore Women’s Empowerment From Suffrage to #MeToo Movement

Posted By Eva Diaz - 02/13/2020

Milwaukee, WI (February 13, 2020) – Alverno College will host its annual Community Conference on Friday, February 28, which will focus on exploring women's empowerment from the suffrage era to today’s #MeToo movement. Tiffany Henry, president of the Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals and Milwaukee Office Director for U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, will serve as the keynote speaker for the event, which is open to the public.

The annual day of learning, which provides an opportunity for the extended Alverno community to share research, new initiatives and best practices, includes workshops, discussions and creative activities. More than a dozen breakout sessions will be offered on a variety of topics, including selfcare, using language to find empowerment, self-advocacy, how to shed disempowering beliefs, and more. The event will begin with Henry’s keynote address.

For more information about the 2020 Alverno Community Conference or to register, visit Additional questions can be directed to the Assessment and Outreach Center at 414-382-6020 or

The event is sponsored by the Johnson Financial Group.

Link to press release


About Alverno College: 

Founded in 1887 by the School Sisters of St. Francis, Alverno College promotes the academic, personal and professional development of its students in a collaborative and inclusive environment. Undergraduate programs for women are offered in more than 60 areas of study, and graduate programs in education, nursing, community psychology, school psychology, music therapy, music and liturgy, and business are open to women and men.

A leader in higher education innovation, Alverno has earned international accolades for its highly effective ability-based, assessment-as-learning approach to education, which emphasizes hands-on experience and develops in-demand skills. The college, Wisconsin’s first Hispanic-Serving Institution, ranks among the top schools in the Midwest for its commitment to undergraduate teaching and innovation by U.S. News & World Report. For the past two years, The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education named Alverno the country’s most inspiring college.

Based in Milwaukee, Wis., Alverno College is a four-year independent, Catholic, liberal arts college


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