Our Voices: Indigenous Women and Women of Color

Our Voices: Indigenous and Women of Color is a dialogue group which aims to support and engage the intersection of identities, foster a safe space for identity development, self-expression, and self-reflection, and develop responsible leaders to advance the needs and enrich the experiences of indigenous women and women of color.

Register

Participants can begin attending the dialogue group at any point during the year, and are encouraged to register here, in order to receive reminders for the monthly Monday meetings.

Sponsors

Our Voices is a joint initiative from the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) and the Women's Center in the Office for Equity and Diversity.

History

Our Voices, a joint initiative from the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) and Women's Center in the Office for Equity and Diversity, began in fall 2016. While our campus offers many student cultural groups, we often hear that there is not a space for indigenous women and women of color to come together (outside the bi-annual summit organized by the Women's Center); nor are there many spaces for multiracial women students to engage around their identities. Our Voices was created in response to this need.

On the name

Our Voices names indigenous women and women of color in its title. A resource that may be helpful in understanding why we chose to do this can be found here, via Debbie Reese at the American Indians in Children's Literature website.