Students of Color Committee

Trailblazers of Color Leadership Conference

This annual conference seeks to empower self-identified women and gender minorities of color across the Five Colleges, Pioneer Valley and beyond — including faculty, staff and community members — by providing a space to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of people of color while additionally opening dialogues and raising consciousness on issues relating to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class, etc.

Trailblazers of Color Leadership Conference logo

The conference is held in early April each year and is sponsored by the Student Government Association Students of Color Committee (SOCC) and the Office of Community and Belonging in the Division of Student Life, and was formerly known as the Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference (WOCTLC).