CONNECTING HEAD, HEART & SOUL: HEALING WOMEN OF COLOR BY WOMEN OF COLOR
*Women of Color in Solidarity Conference 2017
This gathering was cultivated to provide Women of Color with the necessary tools and guidance to form radical spaces of healing rooted in love and liberation. Having gathered women of color from all over the world, we convened our Annual Conference in NYC on April 22nd and 23rd. Through this two day long conference of workshops, panels, dialogues, and an art display and showcase we were able to engage in collective conversations about what does it mean to continuously heal our trauma in order to engage in real solidarity work.
Participants included: The Indigenous Youth with Standing Rock, BYP 100, Sacred Vibes Apothecary, Free the Fem, Free Figure Revolution, The WomanHOOD Project, Everyday Feminism, Film 4 the People, AF3IRM, Democracy Now! Education Department, Nasra Adem, Diana Cervera, Cyphers for Justice, IndyKids!, NYSLYC, MADRE, Black Girl Politics, María Fernanda Snellings, and Many More!!
WOMEN OF COLOR IN SOLIDARITY AT STANDING ROCK
The Women of Color in Solidarity Collective stands in solidarity with our women of color of Standing Rock Sioux, the Great Sioux Nation, and our other Native sisters in the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). As women of color, we choose to stand with our Native sisters in the fight for our land, water, and traditional way of life.
Click below to read our Solidarity Statement
PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE, MYANMAR (May-July 2017)
This project was assisting with the final development of PDI’s Gender Perspective curriculum for the organization’s Youth Training. The curriculum incorporated and updated culturally relevant learner-centered pedagogies that were specific to the Rakhine State, South West of Myanmar.
"POETIC MUSIC FOR SURVIVAL: REIMAGINING WOMEN OF COLORS WORDS AND MUSIC" WORKSHOP SERIES AT RIKERS ISLAND JAIL (NY)
This specific workshop series was facilitated with women held inside the Rose M. Singer facility of Rikers Island Jail in New York. Showing up and presenting this workshop as a space for a possible escape was my way of being in solidarity. To learn more about the content of the workshop please see the Radical Curriculum tab.
THE LEFT FORUM: THE RESISTANCE 2017
Responding to what Kimberle Crenshaw demands to be the urgency of intersectionality, Women of Color in Solidarity curated a panel of prominent women of color activist and organizers to interrogate and discuss not only the urgency for intersectionality but the urgency for intersectional solidarity amongst struggles. This panel is curated to discuss the following questions: How do we intentionally organize through an intersectional solidarity model that interrogates our differences while also bringing love and healing at the forefront of our movements? What does your practice of solidarity look like with identities outside of your own? How do we confront different forms of hierarchy (ex: academic, economic, patriarchal) in movement organizing? How do you or your organization practice intersectionality in radical movements, and why is it so important in 2017?