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W.O.K.E.

“Black women have had to develop a larger vision of our society than perhaps any other group. They have had to understand white men, white women, and black men. And they have had to understand themselves. When black women win victories, it is a boost for virtually every segment of society."- Angela Davis

I remember as a kid how my mother and my “Aunts” (I put this in quotes because they are not blood related) will gather around the living room and just chat about their kids, church, work, men, and so on. As a kid, I just looked at it as my mom and her friends were just hanging out and just talking. Ask I grow into my own person as a woman, a black woman; I realize that these talks they had were so crucial to their overall being. They were consistent on meeting with each other, every week. What Angela Davis beautifully described is that women of colour carry on so many hidden layers and burdens on their shoulders. And because of that, we sometimes don’t have the privilege to lay it on for someone to hear or take away. W.O.K.E (Women of Kolour Empowered) is a group for women of colour to meet in a safe place to talk about a range of topics together. We will cover relationships, racism, sexism, work-related stress, sexuality, intersectionality, career, mental health, network, current events, pop culture, strengthening current relationships, and forming new ones. Please join us while we create a network that can possibly create a safety net for all.

“When Black Women stick together, we are the most powerful force in the universe.”-Alfre Woodward

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