7.31.17 - Community Meeting for Women of Color

At this month's Women of Color Caucus meeting, join us as we continue last month's discussion on how to move our work forward as activists and as a woman of color think tank. During last month's meeting, WOCC advisory board member Zoharah Simmons presented on her experience at the Words of Fire Conference: Sex, Power and the Black Feminist Call for Social Justice. If you missed last month's meeting, it is not too late to join in this discussion. We will provide a highlight of the discussion points from our last meeting so we can continue and dive deeper into some of the points raised.

We will continue discussing two readings from "Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought," ed. by Beverly Guy-Sheftall:

1. "A Feminist Statement," by The Combahee River Collective

2. "Age, Race, Class and Sex: Women Redefining Difference," by Audre Lorde

4.27.17 - Women of Color Caucus Meeting

Community Meeting for Women of Color

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

This meeting is open to all women of color.

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The Republicans in Congress and the incoming administration quickly got to work trying to undo the Affordable Care Act. Though the repeal was defeated, the attack on public health care continues at the federal level and in many states. Meanwhile, the New York State Senate is considering a health care bill that would cover all residents, regardless of income, marital status, employment, or citizenship status. If passed, no one who needed care would go without it.

At this month’s Women of Color Caucus meeting, we will use consciousness-raising to explore our own experiences with health care by answering the following questions:

1.    What have you and/or your family gotten from the current health care system that you needed?

2.    What have you needed that you haven’t gotten from the current health care system?

3.    What do you want your health care to be like? Why?

 

 

*CR questions courtesy of Redstockings.

3.31.17 - 4.1.17 - Loretta Ross Weekend

The Women of Color Caucus (WOCC) of National Women's Liberation is thrilled to bring reproductive rights pioneer and human rights activist, Loretta Ross, to Gainesville this weekend for multiple events! (Visit the facebook event for additional information.)

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3/31, 5:00pm, UF Speaking Event: Pugh Hall, Ocora Room

3/31, 5-7pm, Reproductive Justice Book Talk and Signing, at M.A.M.A's Club, 435 South Main St., Gainesville, Florida 32601

4/1, 1pm, No! The Rape Documentary: Break the Silence, Stop All Forms of Sexual and Gender-based Violence Film Screening and Panel Discussion featuring Dr. Zohorah Simmons and Loretta Ross brought to you by Women's March Gainesville in partnership with National Women's Liberation Women of Color Caucus at M.A.M.A's Club, 435 South Main St., Gainesville, Florida 32601

3.21.2017 - WOCC Community Meeting

Community Meeting for Women of Color

Tuesday, March 21st at 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

This meeting is open to all women of color.

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Join us for a reading discussion and consciousness-raising meeting to discuss what you think the feminist movement should be fighting on right now.

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12.7.16 - Women of Color Caucus Meeting

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Post-Election Meeting for Women of Color

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. 

This meeting is open to all women of color. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for meeting location and information.

Join us for a Consciousness-Raising Meeting to discuss the impact of the election on you. We will answer the following questions:

1. What has been the effect of the election campaign on your life? What effect has the outcome of the election had on you? 

2. What are you doing and what do you think the feminist movement should be doing?

We will also continue discussing how we as women of color work in coalition with our allies within and across movements for social change.

Recommended Readings:

Bernice Johnson Reagon. "Coalition Politics: Turning the Century." Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology. Ed. Barbara Smith. 356-368.

Rosario Morales. "We're All In The Same Boat." This Bridge Called My Back: Writings By Radical Women of Color. Eds. Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua. 91-93.

 

11.3.16 - Women of Color Caucus Meeting

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Quarterly Meeting for Women of Color

Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. (please note time change)

This meeting is open to all women of color. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for meeting location and information.

Join us for a discussion about when and how we as women of color work in coalition with our allies within and across movements for social justice. 

We will be discussing the following readings:

Bernice Johnson Reagon. "Coalition Politics: Turning the Century." Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology. Ed. Barbara Smith. 356-368.

Rosario Morales. "We're All In The Same Boat." This Bridge Called My Back: Writings By Radical Women of Color. Eds. Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua. 91-93.

 

Women of Color Caucus Meeting on Violence Against Women

Join us for our next Women of Color Caucus Meeting, Sat., February 21, 2015 at noon. We will be holding a consciousness-raising meeting in Gainesville, Florida and New York City at locations to be determined. We will be discussing our experiences with violence by answering the following questions:

When have you been physically or verbally threatened or experienced violence against you (i.e. from men, from police, etc.)? Did you fight back in some way? Why or why not? What happened? What role did race play, if any? What role did sex play, if any?

The Women of Color Caucus (WOCC) is an organizing think tank composed of women of color associated with National Women's Liberation (NWL). We believe that women of color involved in women's liberation must also meet separately from white women in order to address problems specifically affecting women of color. For more information, visit us online.

10.5.15 - Women of Color Discuss Organizing in Mixed-Race Groups

natalie.speakout.cropAs women of color, we are involved in various struggles for freedom and social justice. As a result we often find ourselves working with or in solidarity with white allies. Join the Women of Color Caucus for a consciousness-raising meeting on Monday, October 5th at 7:00 p.m. EST to discuss our experiences organizing in mixed-race groups or coalitions (successes, challenges, etc.).

This meeting is open to women of color. You can join us for this meeting in person in:

  •     Gainesville, FL - RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (321) 230-4773 for meeting location information.
  •     New York City - RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (646) 285-1723 for meeting information.


If you are not able to make it to the meeting in person, you can participate by phone by sending your RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for call-in information.

2.9.14 - Women of Color Caucus Consciousness-Raising Meeting

Join the Women of Color Caucus for a Consciousness-Raising meeting on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 3:00 pm to compare and analyze our experiences with beauty standards. We will be meeting in Dauer 215 on University of Florida's campus. (If you are outside of Gainesville, you can participate by conference call.)


We will be answering the following questions:

  • When have you changed/altered your appearance (e.g., straightened your hair, lightened/darkened your skin, shaved, worn make-up, etc.)? Why? What happened? What was the cost to you (money, time, etc.)? What was the benefit?
  • When have you not changed your appearance (e.g., not straightened your hair, not lightened/darkened your skin, not shaved, not worn make-up, etc.)? Why? What happened? What was the cost to you? What was the benefit?

This meeting is open to women of color. Contact us for more information and/or to get the conference call phone line number.

10.9.13 - Women of Color Caucus Meeting

Join us for a Consciousness-Raising meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7:00pm to compare and analyze our experiences. We will be answering the following questions:

1. What do you want from men that you’re not getting? Why do you want it? Have you tried to get it? What happened?

2. What do you want men to stop doing? Why do you want it? Have you tried to get it? What happens when you tried?


This meeting is open to women of color. Contact us at 352-575-0495 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to RSVP.

Consciousness-Raising on Children, Parenting and What We Really Want

From the flyer:

How do we organize parenting in our families, communities and society? Who did most of the parenting in your house when you were growing up? Who does most of the parenting in your house now?


Come discuss these questions with other women of color from our personal experience and learn how programs like universal child care, universal health care and paid parental leave can benefit women of color and our families.

Download a PDF [52 K] of the flyer.