A little bit of context
Black Women United YEG launched in September 2017 in response to the vicious sexual assault of a young girl. Since then, we've been laying the foundation for our advocacy group. We need to develop skill in key areas to speak to the injustices Black Women endure.
But there’s a problem
To our knowledge, there has not been an unapologetic Black Women's advocacy group in Edmonton before. We are learning from scratch! The women in our community deserve ethical, well-rounded, competent activists that get results and teach others to do the same.
Here’s what we’re doing about it
We have lined up a series of 4 workshops to equip us in Strategies for Organizing, Media Relations, Online Organizing, and Content Creation.
The workshops are for our Core Team and women from the community who are eager to learn. They will run from March to June 2018. 15 people can attend each one.
We need to cover facilitator fees, room rental, snacks and resource materials.
To make our trainings accessible, we will offer bus tickets and childcare.
Black Women have long been inventing creative ways to resist and build resilience within systems of oppression.
Imagine the impact of a cadre of Sisters who are equipped with the know-how to frame an issue, galvanize support, and organize a multi-pronged approach.
Racism and patriarchy better run!
You can join us
We need to raise $2500. Here's the breakdown of what we're spending it on:
Facilitator Fees $1000
Room Rental $600
Resource materials $150
Transportation (bus, $175
Childcare providers $150
Here's some perks for supporting us:
If you live in the Edmonton area and donate $150 or more, we will deliver an Anti-Oppression training for YOU! Please message us for more information.