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Womxn of Colour Network

$4,415
88%
Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
72 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on October 05, at 11:55 PM CDT
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Womxn of Colour Network

The University of Iowa Women’s Resource & Action Center is home to the UI Womxn of Colour Network Program Series. This program launched in Fall 2018 with the start of the WOCN Welcome Mixer at WRAC with an attendance that filled the house with students, faculty and staff womxn of colour. The monthly programming consisted of successful attendance and authentic ethnic dinners from local restaurants.

Creating a Community  

"Being a Boss" session, WOCN
"Being a Boss" session: Fall, 2017

The mission of the programming series is to create space for dialogue, support, and empowerment among students, faculty, and staff at University of Iowa.  

Through the co-creation of a supportive community of womxn, individuals will have the ability to explore their racial, ethnic, and cultural identities, share lived experiences, and discuss what it means to be womxn of colour in our campus community while sharing space during dinner.  

Examples of Womxn of Colour Network Programs

Womxn of Colour Mixer: Fall, 2018
  • Navigating Emotional Wellness! 
  • Self-Care for the Soul! 
  • Persisting & Resisting! 
  • Surviving & Thriving! 
  • Queering the Conversation! 
  • Move & Groove Night! WERQ/Zumba by WOC fitness instructors  
  • Being A Boss! Ft. WOC Dr. Melissa Shivers VP Student Life      

 

"Facilitating for the Womxn of Colour Network has been a wonderful experience. It has allowed me to create positive and lasting relationships with other staff, faculty, students, and community members with whom I have shared identities and experiences that otherwise I may not interact with at a place as large as Iowa. It also gives me the opportunity to give back to my community to elevate the power narratives and experiences through story sharing and reflection." 

 

- Danielle Martinez, WOCN Facilitator and Assistant Director for Academic Support & Retention

NOTICE: The University of Iowa Center for Advancement is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization soliciting tax-deductible private contributions for the benefit of the University of Iowa. Please visit the UI Center for Advancement disclosures site for additional information.

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$10

ONE STUDENT DINNER

Cover the cost of dinner for one student at a monthly Womxn of Color gathering.

$25

ONE BOOK FOR THE LIBRARY

Covers the cost of one book for the new Womxn of Color Network collection in the Women's Resource & Action Center's Sojourner Truth Library.

$60

SPONSOR A GATHERING

Covers the cost of beverages and snacks for one mid-month Womxn of Colour lunch gathering for faculty and staff.

$120

STAFF A WOCN EVENT

Supports wages for a student intern staffing for one monthly Womxn of Color event.

$240

PROGRAM MATERIALS

Sponsor one semester's worth of Womxn of Color Network materials.

$500

SPONSOR ONE DINNER

Sponsor one monthly Womxn of Color Network dinner.

$1,000

BRING A SPEAKER

Sponsor one guest keynote speaker for a Womxn of Color event / open to all students and the community.

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