Mission

Women of Color Organizing for Racial Justice

The Social Justice Program is convening an increasingly growing and diversifying group of (self identified) women of color organizing for racial justice. We believe that by working across cultures we can transform and improve our communities and enhance our well being. We have collectively decided to plan a conference by and for women of color to bust myths about aspects of our identities, tell our stories of struggle, resistance and resilience, build relationships and work for racial justice together.
This group meets approximately every 3 weeks for 2 hours and at least half of the meeting is spent planning the conference. The remainder of the meeting is a safe(r) space where women of color are invited to share and check in with other women of color about their experiences. There are about 40 members of this group with varied levels of involvement. We have been meeting for a few months now and new members are always welcomed. Much of the work in planning the conference is beginning to take place outside of meetings, so you can definitely still help and shape this work even if you can’t make the meetings. We come from a variety of backgrounds and use a consensus-based decision making model.

Allies/accomplices please be advised:

We appreciate your solidarity and indeed, hope for your support. We ask that you respect that meetings and the conference are only open to women of color. We also fully intend to engage you more in our work ahead! 

For the moment, here are some ways you can help us. We are seeking:
  • Event sponsors
  • Underwriting of event expenses
  • Conference space
  • Child care for the conference
  • Food for the conference & meetings 
  • Meeting space 
  • Flowers for the conference 
We appreciate your solidarity and indeed, hope for your support. We ask that you respect that meetings and the conference are only open to women of color. We also fully intend to engage you more in our work ahead. You can also develop your skill set by participating in our workshops for social change

To Become Involved Contact:

Dara Snyder
Social Justice Program Manager
(503) 294-7395
daras@ywcapdx.org