Women of Color in Solidarity Conference
Organized by: Cheyenne Jones
Women of Color coming together through struggle is often seen as the epitome of unity. Often times this unity is short-lived because it stems from only struggle. We must forge relationships with one another and hold each other through love with solidarity following. We believe that there is an urgent need for women of color to come home to one another. We have been disconnected and fragmented by historical and present trauma that we have forgotten the most important element- connectivity with ourselves and with each other. Our goal centers on the urgent need to not only reconnect but to also teach each other in a way that moves past dialogue and into action. Our proposed activities consist of a conference that is anticipated to be two days. Within these two days we wish to teach one another through interactive workshops how to reconnect with our head, hearts and souls. This conference is held through the Women of Color in Solidarity collective. This collective promotes holistic education and healing for women of color in global urban communities. Within the course of a year we have offered workshops and communal spaces for women of color in the Worcester, MA community that focus on community building, storytelling, social justice curriculum development, and organizing against community injustices. One of the reasons for creating this movement is to provide women of color a space to reclaim their voices and stories. It promotes the advancement of knowledge, access, and healing for women of color of various ages, from various regions, and various gendered and sexual identities.