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.