The Social Justice Program is convening women of color (WOC) who want to gather together for support and healing with other WOC. We are an increasingly growing and diversifying group and believe that by working across cultures we can transform and improve our communities and enhance our well being. We meet and share about our experiences in an open and fluid, yet facilitated format. We also go on occasional wellness-oriented outings (like group hikes or trips to gardens). Eventually we may plan more outward-facing, racial-justice oriented events, depending on the wishes of the group.
This group meets approximately every 3 weeks for 2 hours and offers a safe(r) space where WOC are invited to tell their stories of struggle, resistance and resilience, and build relationships as well as our resolve and capacities. Our outings balance that and allow us to restore, connect, and explore Portland together! There are about 40 members of this group with varied levels of involvement. We have been meeting for about a year now and new members are always welcomed. We use a consensus-based decision making model.