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.