WE LEARN (Women Expanding Literacy Education Action Resource Network)

is a community promoting women’s literacy as a tool that fosters empowerment and equity for women.

Past Conferences

2014: Women's Literacy Gardens

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Program Book


Conference Reflection

by Project Hope Students - Audry, Joyce, Jennifer, Marie and Maria

This reflection was written collectively during the workshop "Ready, Set, Write" facilitated by student-leader, Shellie Walters.

We came to the WE LEARN conference in Providence, Rhode Island. We listened to the stories of many women. We learned it is never too late to learn. For me, I am always talking negatively to myself. I always put myself down. Yesterday I had the revelation that I CAN do it.


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2012: Access Technology, Build Connections, Create Networks

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Complete Program Book(huge - 31 mb)

The theme for 2012 – Women in Literacy: Access Technology, Build Connections and Create Networks – moved our attention towards using technology for educating, empowering and enriching our lives and communities.Some of the questions posed at this conference included:

  • How do women in literacy (learners and educators): Access technology, Build connections, Create networks
  • How is technology helping, hindering and/or changing communication?
  • How are you using technology in your teaching and learning?

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2009: Stronger Leadership & Literacy - Empowering Women to Action

(Liderazgo y Educación Más Fuertes: Dándole poder a las Mujeres para que tomen Acción!)

University of Rhode Island, Feinstein Providence Campus, Providence RI


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2006: Moving to Power and Participation

Women & Literacy: Moving to Power and Participation

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2004: Women, Literacy, Resources

First Inaugural WE LEARN (Net)Working Conference on Women & Literacy

University of Massachusetts, College of Public and Community Service (CPCS), Boston, MAopening04