This program is for our female allies. (Male allies, we’ll have other opportunities for you soon.) Applications are due October 4, 2019.
This one’s for you…
Women of Color Collaborative is an intentional safe and restorative space for women of color to mitigate the impact of generational and societal trauma. We provide a reprieve from daily microaggressions and systemic discrimination. We developed our Collaborative Cohort because we were seeking and wanted to create a professional development workshop that affirmed our personhood and gave us the space to be vulnerable as we fully realized our power and autonomy while developing a toolkit for navigating the professional landscape. It’s a beautiful program.
Why are these spaces necessary?
Listen… “Diversity and inclusion” is a commodity these days. Organizations need people of color. But once they're done recruiting us, a common experience is one of “misaligned culture fit,” compromising any hope of a comfortable and affirming environment. The most challenging part for many of us, especially those working on behalf of the collective good, is that too often, our “allies” don’t truly show up in a way that 1. Affirms our personhood, 2. Supports connectedness among peers, nor 3. Leverages THEIR privilege and power in a way addresses and dismantles white supremacy or misogyny. Women of color do a lot of emotional labor as we move through the world. It’s exhausting. We need true allies who are non-complicit.
But we got you. Let us support YOUR growth.
The Ally Cohort is the first and only curriculum and training program specifically designed by black women to equip white women with the comprehensive understanding, tools, language, and framework needed to operate as a more affirming ally.
If you consider yourself to be an ally to women of color, this is an exciting and unique opportunity to get an education and compensate black women for their emotional labor. 👯♀️