The Women of Color Network (WOCN) is hosting the 2012 National Call to Action Institute and Conference on July 9-13, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St. Paul, Minnesota. This more centralized location will increase accessibility to the Midwest and Western Regions.
This National Institute and Conference is the result of over 25 national Call to Action Calls that began in April 2007 with over 700 women of color, male and mainstream advocates across the country to raise awareness regarding the workplace challenges that women of color advocates and activists face in their violence against women programs and the lack of women of color leadership within the anti-violence against women movement as a whole.
Our theme is "Collective Empowerment, Collective Liberation", with the purpose of:
Uniting women of color across ethnicity, race, age,citizenship, sexual orientation, disability, body type, faith, discipline, and locality for collective survival.
Encouraging Aspiring Allies to support women of color leadership and aim for collective liberation in challenging racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, heterosexism, transphobia, ableism, xenophobia, agesim, and other forms of oppression and bias.