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Amplify Womxn of UCI: Hearing Our Stories presented by the Academic & Professional Women of UCI
Virtual event via Zoom

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 PM

About the Event: 

We are excited to watch the newest episodes with you! This event will showcase the next set of interviews and include follow-up discussion with the video guests.

About Amplify Womxn of UCI:

The Amplify series was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. Erica Turley-De Villa and Tanya Zabalegui, two of our board members for A&PW envisioned a form of storytelling that would provide a space for womxn of UCI to be heard. As Erica and Tanya began sharing their idea with individuals across campus, the support was immediate and generous. There are well over 15+ departments throughout campus that are either collaborating, supporting, or consulting on this initiative, and we are so grateful.


Event Agenda:

– Greetings
– Videos
– Panelist discussion
– Q&A with the audience

Learn more about Amplify here.


Our guests this time, Sydney and Tatum, are two UCI literary journalism majors and talented story tellers. They are co-hosts of the CASE District VIII winning series, “The Welcome Table with Sydney and Tatum,” a web-series that spotlights pivotal moments in the lives of UCI’s Black faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The series has become part of the UCI’s Office of Inclusive Excellence Black Thriving Initiative. They are the co-founders of Black Fam 2.5, a podcast that began as a response to little representation on UCI’s campus and their goal to highlight the minority experience by featuring Black stories and accomplishments that aim to encourage narratives that inform others and inspire difficult conversations that matter. Black Fam 2.5 has been featured on several news platforms and shows, including ABC 7.

Event Moderators:

Erica Turley-De Villa, Education Chair, A&PW
Research & Development Senior Analyst, UCI School of Biological Sciences

Tanya Zabalegui, Co-Chair, A&PW
Liaison for Corporate Engagement & Partnerships, UCI Division of Continuing Education


May 26, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




Academic & Professional Women of UCI
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