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Women & Femmes of Colors Honor & Uplift One Another at Solidarity Conference: Alyssa Navarette ’19 in New York

A group of women and femmes of colors organized a trip to a conference in New York this month that was put together by a group called ‘Women of Color In Solidarity.’ It was organized as a space for women of color, by women of color. The conference was open to women and femmes of color, and was free to elders and children. The theme was Solidarity Beyond Borders.

This year’s annual conference took place at the East Village Community School in Lower Manhattan, New York on April 21, 2018. Workshops included Investing In Your Roots, (Migrant) Justice is What Love Looks Like in Public, Regular-Degular feminism: A Hood Feminist Workshop, Ancestors to the Front, Women of Color in The Academy, and more. The conference succeeded in creating a space of healing, learning, and growing in a concentrated sense of unapologetic brown and blackness.

Interested parties can follow Women of Color in Solidarity on Instagram.



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As a student at Antioch College not only am I immersed in superb rigorous work, but I am also thrown out of the coop and into the co-op world where I am expected to make my own temporary coop then return to the coop I was kicked out of to apply my experience to my education to foster tools for my future permanent coop. As of today, I am working two jobs for the first time which has proved to somehow be more tiring than working the same amount of hours at one job. This experience however, humbles me as well as tests my leadership abilities in the workplace. In regards to my first two weeks of co op I feel reminded of how testing capabilities is necessary for growth in many cases as well as a positive attitude. Progress is relative, and having a flexible agenda allows you to restructure your time in ways that leads to better work, and more enthusiastic productivity. And as I test my leadership skills in the workplace it is evident that giving myself this same flexibility to work on myself is strategic since I can allow myself more time to really focus on one part of me that needs more love than other parts of me that may not be ready for that kind of over whelming experience. While all of my skills in both of my workplaces are really mediocre I feel like these revelations of time and energy are both key elements in making my work move from mediocre to great. As well as the enthusiasm of my employers, and their willingness to not only answer my questions but teach me the ways of their profession.

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