CALLING ALL MEN AND WOMEN:
In 2010, the first National Call to Action Institute and Conference was a historic success as one of the few conferences bringing both women of color, men of all races, and white women together to promote the importance of women of color in leadership and examine the barriers that women of color often face in within in anti-violence programs in reaching and serving their communities.
Close to 400 people attended the 2010 Conference.
We are aiming to increase attendance by 50% for 2012!
We are calling all men and women from anti-violence, social justice, economic justice, and grassroots organizations to attend
this very important event to increase ally skills for aspiring allies, enhance leadership skills for women of color, and to improve services and outreach to women of color survivors and their communities.
(See Registration Information Below)
The Women of Color Network (WOCN), in partnership with A CALL TO MEN, Share Time Wisely Consulting Services, and Clarina Howard Nichols Center, is excited to OPEN REGISTRATION for the 2012 National Call to Action Institute and Conference on July 9-13, 2012 in St Paul, MN.
The theme for this ground breaking experience is "Collective Empowerment, Collective Liberation". The framework for the NCTA Institute and Conference is based on the following guiding principles:
* Uniting women of color across ethnicity, race, age, citizenship, sexual orientation, disability, body type, faith, discipline, and locality for collective survival.
* Inspiring those working to be allies to aim for collective liberation in challenging racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, heterosexism, transphobia, ableism, xenophobia, ageism and other forms of oppression and bias.
The 2012 National Call to Action offers 2-Day Institute (one for Women of Color, one for Men, and one for White Women Aspiring Allies) with joint keynotes throughout, and a 2-Day Conference bringing all groups together for workshops, plenaries, and a Cultural Cabaret and Marketplace.
This unique Institute and Conference will feature 5 Major Topics Impacting Women of Color:
Additional subjects include self-care, economic justice, anti-oppression, building multicultural alliances, leadership and capacity building, and other key topics.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS $200.00
THROUGH MARCH 11, 2012
To register for the NCTA Institute and Conference, follow this link:
To purchase an Ad for the Conference Program Book, follow this link:
To purchase a Vendor Table, follow this link:
If you are interested in sponsoring this event such as providing scholarships, funding a conference track or contributing banquet costs, follow the link to view the Sponsorship Packet:
For a WOCN Project Sketch and brief overview, follow this link: http://pubs.pcadv.net/wocn/CalltoAction/WOCNPROJECTSKETCH.pdf
WORKSHOP PROPOSALS DUE MARCH 3RD
If you would like to submit a workshop proposal for the Women of Color
Institute (the Men's Institute and White Women Aspiring Allies Institute have pre-selected trainers), or would like to submit a workshop proposal for the 2-Day Conference, follow this link:
Note: The Women of Color Institute is for those who identify as Black/African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian and Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latina, Middle Eastern, Bi/Multi-racial on a daily basis.
For questions about the Institute and Conference, con