WCRC works to promote gender and racial justice for women and girls in the U.S. and internationaly
Founded in 1990, the Women of Color Resource Center (WCRC) is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area and promotes the political, economic, social and cultural well-being of women and girls of color in the United States. Informed by a social justice perspective that takes into account the status of women internationally, WCRC is committed to organizing and educating women of color across lines of race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, class, sexual orientation, physical ability and age.
Over the years, WCRC has provided effective leadership on issues of women’s human rights, economic justice, and peace through leadership development, advocacy, organizing, public education, and research. Some recent accomplishments & activities include:
- Providing media training and leadership development for low-income women through our Technological Empowerment & Media Project of Oakland (TEMPO). TEMPO women produce audio documentaries about relevant issues impacting women of color, particularly low-income women. Get a glimpse of their fantastic journalism on our website.
- We are leading an ongoing collaborative research and advocacy project on the impact of welfare policy, resulting in the introduction of new legislation in the California state assembly.
- We have developed innovative, approaches to public education on issues of war and U.S. military foreign policy. Fashion Resistance to Militarism is a fun and engaging way we have worked with high school and college students exploring militarism in popular culture.
- We produce audio documentaries, a short film, personal digital stories, briefing papers, research and popular education curriculums on key social and political issues women of color face.
1. Build the effective leadership of women of color in the fight for social justice
2. Improve the status & condition of women of color by directly impacting the policies that affect their lives
3. Ensure that women of color issues become & remain central to the agendas of women’s rights activists & the broader social justice movement
4. Advance an integrated feminist perspective, inclusive of the interconnections between race, gender & class, on political & social issues of the day