When: The first planning committee meeting will take place on August 1st, 2016 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Where: WMEAC Office
RSVP: Anne Marie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Description/Background: The first Women and Environment Symposium took place in 2010 in partnership with Grand Valley State University’s Women’s Resource Center. The intent of the event is to integrate and elevate women and environmental topics and the intersections between the two. Historically, the event has held workshops, panel discussions, a keynote speaker, and presented awards.
The event is held at a GVSU campus in late winter/early spring. The organization of the event committee is segmented into subcommittees including logistics, honoree, inclusion, speakers, sponsors/budget, and marketing.
We are currently looking for volunteers to join this committee and take part in the event planning. In accordance with our inclusion and diversity principles here at WMEAC, we strongly encourage the participation of women of color who may be interested in the planning process. As we continue to identify the intersections of environmental justice and gender equity it is important to improve the representation from communities most impacted.
Calendar Time Scope Commitment: A one-time meeting takes place in the last spring/early summer to brainstorm and decided potential keynote speakers and the event theme for the upcoming event. Full committee meetings take place from September - March.
Monthly Time Commitment: The full committee meets on the first Friday of the month from 9:00 - 10:00 am at the WMEAC office. Committee members are also expected to join a subcommittee to support action items and event needs. Time commitments vary based on subcommittee.
Responsibilities of Volunteers:
- Create event concepts, themes, and topics.
- Create and finalize event logistics including agenda, food, location, and time.
- Promote the event and honoree award opportunity.
- Facilitate inclusion.
- Plan and organize supporting community events with the keynote speaker to compliment community engagement.
- Brainstorm and secure event sponsors alongside WMEAC’s Director of Development.
- Meet monthly with the full committee during event planning months.
When: The first planning committee meeting will take place on August 1st, 2016 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.
Where: WMEAC Office
If interested, please contact Anne Marie at email@example.com.