Women Of Color Support Group For Executive Directors, Service Providers, Advocates, Healers, Social Workers, Activist and Organizers.

2017 has already proven to be a year of big transitions for people of color personally and organizations collectively. There are ways we as leaders have had to show up that we where not prepared for. For women specifically, it has shown us where we have undeniable strength as well as opened up the spaces in us where we feel the most vulnerable. It has been an opportunity to create collective resiliency as well as reflect where leadership has divided us. As leaders of color there are some tough decisions we will have to make for our organizations and as people of color that are also being impacted there are some tough decisions we will also have to make at home.

Many of us are deeply feeling the weight of the attacks on our hearts, our bodies, our communities, those we love, and those we fight for. The possibility of VAWA, (the Violence Against Women Act) cuts also meaning that post-election violence against women and girls is on the rise; as funding decreases the need for programs for women and girls will also increase. We will need to get creative. As Obama Care gets cut and immigrant bans are proposed, the need for more program for communities of color will increase as well. We need to get creative and find alternative ways to sustain ourselves and our organizations- strategizing collectively, and keep growing the grassroots way of doing things.

This time can be seen as a great challenge in history or a great opportunity to create what has always been missing... TIME!

Time. Pause. Spaciousness to:

  • Unpack what is going on, what does it mean for you and your organization
  • Let go of and navigate fear & scarcity and build our capacity to confront what is here and what is coming
  • Go deep in a safer and braver space in the areas of our lives and organizations to grow our impact;
  • Support strong relationship-building, authentic connections, and knowledge/skill-sharing not just over the course of the month but to sustain us for the future;
  • Build internal personal and organizational practices to sustain our hearts and work in the short and longterm
*This series invites transfeminine folks, transwomen, cis-women, folks who identify as women of all genders.

Join us for a 4-week support group

March 2nd, 16th, 23rd, & 30th, 2017

EACH WEEK YOU WILL GET.....

1. To participate in one 60-90 minute content-rich participatory training

2. Choose an area of your organization you want to focus on and learn new techniques you can put into practice in your organization and life

3. Reflect, work on your own & get support from the 10 other participants on the call

4. An opportunity for personalized coaching and a live Q&A with the facilitators where you can ask any question you need answered to implement what you’re learning or work through some things.

All calls will be recorded so you can listen at your ideal time and download for future use.
Art Credits: Shreya Shah, Saltwater Art & Design, www.saltwatertraining.org
Your Facilitators Shreya Shah, MPH and Dayanara Marte, MPH.

Shreya Shah is founder of Saltwater : Social Justice & Anti Oppression Training and Consulting. For more information about their work go to please visit https://saltwatertraining.org/ You can email them @saltwatertraining@ gmail.com

Dayanara Marte, founder of In BOLD Rebirth Consulting, Healing, Trauma and Social Justice. For more information about her work go to https://dayanaramarte.org/ You can email them at inboldrebirth@gmail.com

Together this fantabulous team bring you over 25 years of combined expertise in bridging public health and social justice to strengthen the personal and organizational capacity of organizers and social justice activists of color around the world. As trauma informed and culturally specific trainers they support individuals in healing from and deconstructing ‘old stories’ as a result of trauma and sexual violence so they can actualize their goals and visions. from a place of power. They both bring a body-based approach, different cultural spiritual and creative practices into their facilitation to create safe spaces that have depth and move individuals and groups through, challenging dialogues in embodied, grounded ways.

Credits:

Shreya Shah, Saltwater Consulting

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