Temple University Women of Color


Leadership and Activities

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2013-2014 Steering Committee

Dr. Tiffenia Archie, Co-Director and Co-Founder

Karen Ward, Co-Director


Dr. Marie Amey-Taylor, Co-Founder

Pamela Austin

Joanne B. Borgden

Janis Moore Campbell

Vanessa L. Dash

Robyn R. Elliott

Anna C. Harris

Carmela Heartsfield

Juanita M. Jenkins

Dr. Wanda Lewis-Campbell

Lopez-Feliciano Evelyn

Lizet Ortiz-Scales

Faye Richardson

Celeste D. Roberts

Evelyn Rush

Kimberly R. Sakil

Paula West

Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon


Book Club

Reading list for 2013-2014

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins - September 19, 2013

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins - November 21, 2013

Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg - January 16, 2014

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell - March 20, 2014

Scent of Apples by Bienvenido Santos - May 22, 2014

Location: TECH Center - Room 438, Conference Room
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm


Previous Selections

The Hunger Games

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

      The Testament

      My Sister’s Keeper

      An Invisible Thread

Jesus, Jobs and Justice: African American Women and Religion

Double Cross

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Like Water for Chocolate

The Help

Island Beneath the Sea

Orange Mint and Honey

Pushing the Bear – A Novel of the Trail of Tears

The Kitchen God’s Wife

Almost a Woman

The Mango Season

The Rice Mother

Spider Woman’s Granddaughters

Brown Bag Series


In development


Previous Brown Bags

Now is the Time (WoP)

Create Your Own Luck( Y. Baretto)

June:  Financial Empowerment (R. Kirby)

Diabesity (G. Foster, former Philadelphia Health Czar)

Personal Defense for Women (D. Gray)

Breast Health Education (BEBASHI)

HIV Prevention/Education (BEBASHI)

Education about Sexually Transmitted Infections with a Focus on Prevention (BEBASHI)

A Year in Review (M. Amey-Taylor)

Chat with Dr. Teresa Powell

Healthy Relationships (Dr. Denise Walton, Tuttleman Counseling Services)

Healthy You, Happy You (J. Ruhle, Sodexho dietician)

Performance feature Valerie Gay

Changing Lanes (K. Ward)

Career Navigation:  Hues of Perspective (W. Lewis Campbell, N. Viveros, and K. Turner)

The Life of Paul Robeson (West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance)

Food and Family

Music/Sounds/Words to Heal

Healing Life’s Traumas

Heal Your Life with Food

Women Mentoring Women (D. Turner)

A Year in Review


Special Projects


Best Man Holiday movie outing

Women’s basketball games



Previous Events

Women’s basketball Games

Dreamgirls at the Kimmel Center

Dinner and Philadanco

For Colored Girls movie outing and discussion

The Help movie outing and book discussion

Safe House movie outing

Joyful Noise movie outing

Sparkle moving outing

Good Deeds Movie Outing

Private Screening of Unconditional (film)

National Circus of People’s Republic of China

Our Story

Walking Club



2013-2014 Event

TU-WoC Flea Market

Atlantic City Casino Trip

Previous Events

Multicultural Bazaar (3 years)

Atlantic City Casino Trip


Book Award

2013-2014 Winners

Kathryn Green

Karla Georgina Onate

Francine Seloi Mathis


2012-2013 Winners

Wafai Dias

Amber Burns

Miranda Porter


2011-2012 Winners

Rochelle Cassels

DeAnn Cox

Aisha Folkes