UPCOMING EVENTS


Rethinking Diversity & Equity
Jul
20
11:00 AM11:00

Rethinking Diversity & Equity

This training is created to explore the questions, what does it mean to embody diversity? What does it mean to embody equity? Sara Ahmed, explains her concerns of how “diversity becomes a commitment that requires that those who embody that diversity express happiness and gratitude...It is cited in documents that describe educational missions, and becomes a way of imagining organizations as having certain attributes.” Diversity strives for equality while equality needs to be equity. This training is meant to redefine and restructure your equitable missions through a Black Queer Femme narrative.

It is geared towards those working with communities of color who want to learn effective ways for creating inclusive spaces that prioritize local community needs from a global perspective. This is an all day intensive interactive training. This is not an introductory anti-racism anti-oppression training. It pushes our understanding and practice further towards creating true equitable communities. The following are the units this training will be addressing:

  1. Nationhood & Sovereignty

  2. Body Terrorism

  3. Decolonizing Gender

  4. Dismantling Charity Model

  5. Internalized Oppression & Implicit Bias

  6. “Diversity is for White People”: Looking at Diversity Structure

  7. Creating Blueprint For Change

DATE & LOCATION: July 20th 168 Canal St, New York, NY 10013

TIME: 11am-6pm (with lunch break)
WHO: Anyone is welcomed! This is geared toward organizers, educators, community members.

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Solidarity Beyond Borders Training
Jun
22
11:00 AM11:00

Solidarity Beyond Borders Training

This interactive training provides organizers & community members with a transnational solidarity feminist framework that centers Black Indigenous Queer Trans Hood Femmes in the work for movement organizing.

Transnational solidarity is a framework used by Women of Color in Solidarity, yet was not coined by us.  We use this framework to explore how our own bodies are nations within themselves and how we can bring these knowledges to spaces outside of our own. Transnational solidarity as a healing practice is a framework that combines research and practice in black/ muxerista/ transnational/ indigenous feminist ideologies. It is one that centers land and spatial justice. It is one that also includes grassroots organizing methodologies. The following are the units this training will address:

  1. Remembering the Land

  2. Nationhood & Sovereignty

  3. Body Terrorism

  4. Components of Transnational Solidarity Framework

  5. WOC Solidarity’s Healing Framework

DATE & LOCATION: June 22nd 168 Canal St, New York, NY 10013

TIME: 11am-5pm (with lunch break)
WHO: Anyone is welcomed! This is geared toward organizers, educators, community members

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Black Indigenous Solidarity Workshop
May
5
1:00 PM13:00

Black Indigenous Solidarity Workshop

  • Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Co-founders Florcy Romero and Cheyenne Wyzzard-Jones introduce participants to solidarity among Black and Indigenous communities, while centering the experiences of Black Indigenous folks who often get erased from indigenous narratives. This interactive workshop will highlight different Black/Indigenous resistance movements that both Cheyenne and Florcy have been a part of from Standing Rock to Chiapas and more. In addition, participants will also create their own blue prints for liberation and freedom similar to those of the Black Panther Party and Zapatistas.

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Race, Myth, Art & Justice Panel
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

Race, Myth, Art & Justice Panel

  • Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In honor of Women’s Month, we invite you to join us for a community conversation with a powerful group of womxn that have decided to place art, culture, justice, and community at the center of their work with the purpose of deconstructing false narratives, building movements, and mobilizing our communities. From activist, art curators, institution builders, food justice advocates, musicians, writers, to healing practitioners, these womxn’s cultural work has reverberated into community activations and hopes for a more equitable society.

Our esteemed panelists are Cheyenne Wyzzard-Jones, Janel Martinez, Frances Perez, and Dr. Griselda Rodriguez.

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Solidarity Beyond Borders: Queering the Revolution
Mar
23
4:00 PM16:00

Solidarity Beyond Borders: Queering the Revolution

This workshop seek to unpack and question how do we, as femmes/women/gender expansive people of color who have developed our own feminisms that are centered on our different racial/ethnic and cultural identities, come together to practice solidarity both locally and globally. We go through Women of Color in Solidarity’s Radical Queer Healing Framework: centering queerness as political, centering hood femmes, & centering friendship through community care.

Themes that arise in this workshops include examples of how our body memories disrupt colonial borders, how we must redefine what it means to “show up”, differences in privilege within our own communities, and how we must interrogate our different understandings and relationships to the lands we are visiting or for some occupying. We unpack the main question of, what does it mean to stand in solidarity with people of color down your block and beyond colonial borders?

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Intersectional Feminism Workshop
Mar
15
4:00 PM16:00

Intersectional Feminism Workshop

This workshop is specifically geared towards youth between the ages of 12-18. It is an introductory workshop on the topic of intersectional feminism that reflects on personal and institutional power through the usage of art. Topics of race, class, gender, sexuality are at the center of this workshop. This hour long workshop has been implemented at schools, libraries, & community organizations.

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Transnational Solidarity in Practice Training: Centering Black Indigenous Trans Queer Hood Femmes
Mar
2
11:00 AM11:00

Transnational Solidarity in Practice Training: Centering Black Indigenous Trans Queer Hood Femmes

In this hands-on intensive training participants will seek to unpack what it means to be in solidarity with communities of color within and beyond their local and global communities. Transnational solidarity as a healing practice is a framework that combines research and practice in black/muxerista/global south/indigenous feminist ideologies. It is one that centers land and spatial justice. It is one that also includes grassroots organizing methodologies. Transnational solidarity is a framework used by Women of Color in Solidarity, yet was not coined by us, and we use to explore how our own bodies can be used as transnational spaces that we bring to other spaces outside of our own.

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Black & Indigenous Solidarity Workshop
Feb
9
to Feb 10

Black & Indigenous Solidarity Workshop

  • Edmonton, Alberta Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We have always been a people of resistance, resilience and remembering since before 1492. We are here to reclaim and remember our solidarity while being critical of the ways that we have also perpetuated colonization. Co founders Cheyenne and Florcy are here to examine the history of solidarity amongst black and indigenous peoples of turtle island while creating a blueprint of resistance moving forward. This is also a conversation on the erasure of black indigeneity and black indigenous lives an history.

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Women of Color in Solidarity Comes to Massachusetts!
Jan
13
2:00 PM14:00

Women of Color in Solidarity Comes to Massachusetts!

This is the first time Women of Color in Solidarity is hosting our own event in our home state of Massachusetts since the start of our creation in 2015 in Worcester.

We are coming together to share with our community who we are, what we have been up to, and engage in conversation with some prominent leaders in MA.

Opening: Radical Black Girl Production, “When The Sea Rises” FIlm

2pm-3pm: What is Women of Color in Solidarity? A presentation by, CoFounders Cheyenne Wyzzard-Jones and Florcy Romero

3pm-4pm: Creating Spaces for True Diversity, A Panel Conversation with Brenda Jenkins, Founder of The Massachusetts of Color Coalition; Olivia Fenty & Emmanuelle Fede, The Chocolate Project; and Cheyenne Wyzzard-Jones & Florcy Romero, Women of Color in Solidarity

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Black People's History with Land
Nov
1
to Nov 30

Black People's History with Land

Women of Color in Solidarity November Webinar honors Black Peoples’ History with Land! Be in conversation with WOC Co-Founder Cheyenne Wyzzard-Jones, Urban Grower Rosy Douge, & Founder of the Harriet Tubman Freedom Farm Dallas Robinson as we reflect on what we learned at the Black Urban Growers Conference while speaking about Black People’s relationship with Turtle Island as Growers, Farmers, Healers, and much more! You don’t want to miss it!

Flyer by @bonitafrobum

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Black Urban Growers Conference
Oct
19
to Oct 21

Black Urban Growers Conference

Black Urban Growers (BUGS) is an organization committed to building networks and community support for growers in both urban and rural settings. Through education and advocacy around food and farm issues, we nurture collective Black leadership to ensure we have a seat at the table.

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Black & Indigenous Solidarity Webinar
Oct
8
12:30 AM00:30

Black & Indigenous Solidarity Webinar

We have always been a people of resistance, resilience and remembering since before 1492. We are here to reclaim and remember our solidarity while being critical of the ways that we have also perpetuated colonization. Co-founders Cheyenne and Florcy are here to examine the history of solidarity amongst black and indigenous peoples of turtle island while creating a blueprint of resistance moving forward. This is also a conversation about the erasure of black indigeneity and black indigenous lives and history.

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Creating Transnational Classrooms (Cambridge, MA)
Aug
19
11:00 AM11:00

Creating Transnational Classrooms (Cambridge, MA)

This interactive workshop seeks to unpack the question, what does it mean to create classrooms that are in solidarity with people of color down your block and beyond colonial borders? It is geared toward educators who want to learn effective ways for creating inclusive classrooms that prioritize local community needs from a global perspective. This workshop highlights how two femme of color educators doing grassroots organizing work, through their creation of Women of Color in Solidarity, seek to unpack the intersections of our histories within the classroom. Using critical literacies and transnational solidarity as the engaged equity pedagogy, participants will walk away with tangible tools/activities, engaged readings, and newly formed answers on how to engage their students as global actors.

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Creating Transnational Classrooms (Bronx, NY)
Jul
18
11:00 AM11:00

Creating Transnational Classrooms (Bronx, NY)

This interactive workshop seeks to unpack the question, what does it mean to create classrooms that are in solidarity with people of color down your block and beyond colonial borders? It is geared toward educators who want to learn effective ways for creating inclusive classrooms that prioritize local community needs from a global perspective. This workshop highlights how two femme of color educators doing grassroots organizing work, through their creation of Women of Color in Solidarity, seek to unpack the intersections of our histories within the classroom. Using critical literacies and transnational solidarity as the engaged equity pedagogy, participants will walk away with tangible tools/activities, engaged readings, and newly formed answers on how to engage their students as global actors.

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Reimagining Education Institute (Creating Transnational Classrooms Workshop)
Jul
16
to Jul 19

Reimagining Education Institute (Creating Transnational Classrooms Workshop)

Presenting "Solidarity Beyond Borders: Creating Transnational Classrooms" 

This workshop seeks to unpack the question, what does it mean to create classrooms that are in solidarity with people of color down your block and beyond colonial borders? It highlights the way in which two femmes of color educators have created solidarity amongst themselves and other women/femmes/gender non-binary people of color throughout the world, by establishing Women of Color in Solidarity. This grassroots movement seeks to unpack the intersections of our histories in order to highlight our global resistance as people of color. This is not separate from our classrooms, for we use critical literacies to share this knowledge with our students and community educators. We view ourselves and our students as citizens of the world who also represent transnational borders coming together. This thinking and practice is our engaged equity pedagogy that we share with those who come in contact with us. We carry resilient pieces of our lands, our ancestors, and our traditions within us. In this session, we will unpack what global solidarity inside the classroom looks like and how it represents a larger community, globally. Through this hands-on workshop, participants will walk away with tangible tools/activities, engaged readings, and newly formed answers on how to engage their students as global actors.

About Reimagining Education: As the public school student population becomes increasingly racially and ethnically diverse, educators need to reimagine teaching and learning to assure all students reap the multiple educational benefits of this diversity. Now in its third year, the Reimagining Education Summer Institute provides educators, school district officials and stakeholders at all levels high-quality professional development and the opportunity to connect with people across the country who are committed to sustaining racially, ethnically and socio-economically integrated schools and classrooms.

Learn More: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/conferences/reimagining-education/

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Rethinking Diversity & Inclusion: A Training for Community Engagement Workers & Educators
Jun
11
to Jun 18

Rethinking Diversity & Inclusion: A Training for Community Engagement Workers & Educators

This community engagement training was created in partnership between Teachers College, Columbia University, Resistance Education, and Women of Color in Solidarity.

It is geared towards educators, community organizers, and nonprofits working with communities of color who want to learn effective ways for creating inclusive spaces that prioritize local community needs from a global perspective. This two day interactive intensive seeks to redefine diversity & inclusion models in various communities by including and rethinking transnationalism, intersectionality, and settler colonialism in our understanding and practice. By creating individual blueprints that reimagines your community or workplace, participants would have confronted and provided solutions to the tensions in solidarity-organizing work, specifically by centering women/femmes/genderfluid people of color feminist theories, voices, and experiences. By centering spatial justice methodologies, transnationalism, spiritual activism, and alternative education and resource models, participants will be able to build and share what they have learned with their own local communities.

This is not an introductory antiracism anti-oppression training. It pushes our understanding and practice further towards creating true equitable communities. It is suggested that participants have taken an antiracism or anti-oppression training prior to this training.

Learn More: https://www.resistanceeducation.org/currenttrainings/relearning-diversity-inclusion-practices-a-training-for-community-engagement-workers

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Women of Color in Solidarity Conference
Apr
20
to Apr 22

Women of Color in Solidarity Conference

This gathering was cultivated to provide women/femmes/gender non binary people of color with the necessary tools and guidance to form radical spaces of healing rooted in love and liberation. Our conference engages people in workshops and conversations that will amplify us to not only connect our different struggles but to provide ways to heal through them.
Last years conference we decided healing was urgent for us as women/femmes/gender non binary people of color, and that alongside revolutionary love should always be at the forefront of our movement towards liberation. This year we want to keep these at the forefront for the purpose of building solidarity for the new world we envision. With that being said, our 2018 conference theme is “Solidarity Beyond Borders: Transnational Resistance as Healing”. This conference focuses on shifting our power into action. More specifically how can we show up and stand in solidarity with people of color within, across, and beyond colonial borders as we know our oppressions are connected.

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Curriculum Training: ReDefining Gender
Feb
2
11:00 AM11:00

Curriculum Training: ReDefining Gender

This curriculum training is open to educators, community leaders, organizers, and those who want to learn and be in beautiful company! It is specific to learning how to implement the ReDefining Gender Curriculum, which can be found in the Radical Curriculum tab. View the Professional Development Training section under the Consulting Services tab to learn more about the training! Details (date, time, and specific location): TBD                                           

 

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Solidarity Beyond Borders: Transnational Resistance as Healing
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

Solidarity Beyond Borders: Transnational Resistance as Healing

Collaboration with WILLIE MAE ROCK CAMP FOR GIRLS 

This workshop seeks to unpack what it means to stand in solidarity with people of color down your block and beyond colonial borders. The framework that we use is one that looks at our own bodies as transnational spaces that we bring to other spaces outside of our own. We carry resilient pieces of our lands, our ancestors, and our traditions within us. We believe solidarity to be the practice required for the liberation of ourselves and Mother Earth- within this may we find our collective and individual healing.

Some questions we will be interrogating are:
How do we create sustainable spaces of solidarity locally?
How do we use this globally and beyond one time donations, marches, and protests?
Who is left out of these spaces? Who is coming through? Who owns these spaces?
How does this space change depending on location? Settler/Occupied lands and our
perpetuation of colonialism even as POC.

$25 Tickets: http://williemaerockcamp.org/program/workshops/ 

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Barriers to Bridges: Building Solidarity Through Storytelling
Nov
25
5:00 PM17:00

Barriers to Bridges: Building Solidarity Through Storytelling

Join Akin and Women of Color in Solidarity (WOCS) for a special evening of healing through food, community, and storytelling. We are partnering to raise funds and awareness in support of WOCS' 2018 Annual Conference. 


This event is open to all self-identifying women/femmes who are interested in practicing vulnerability, compassion, and empathy as powerful tools for the personal and collective journey towards better understanding ourselves and how we engage with others. Together, we will explore the theme of solidarity amongst women of color by engaging in conversations that aim to answer important questions - how can we overcome some of our differences? What does solidarity look like? How do show up for one another across divides? 

Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/821893801348675/

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