Standing in Our Power (SiOP) envisions a world where trans and cisgender women of color, and gender non-conforming people of color, co-create a new story of holistic transformation, sustainability, and wellness. Through our transformative leadership development and capacity building model, our intergenerational network of social justice movement leaders and social entrepreneurs radically redefines the status quo to ignite personal, structural, and cultural liberation.
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“Because of my participation in SiOP, I have been able to develop my agency as a Brown woman in a position of leadership and expand the impact of my work. I've been through many "leadership" programs[,] but none have impacted me in the way SiOP has.”Angell PerezExecutive Director, Victim Offender Reconciliation Program of Denver (VORP)
“I came to this gathering anxious, heart-broken, and overwhelmed. Yet, I was excited for the opportunity. I arrived to a warm, safe space that helped me to finally breathe. This retreat renewed me, filled me, transformed me, healed me and prepared me to create a new life.”Monica Raye SimpsonExecutive Director, Sister Song Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective
“I [have personally] found ways to embody my own power that feel good to me. I have brought in more money (a lot) to my organization. I have created alliances that could be game changers for my field...Seeing myself reflected in the power, the humanity, the sheer caliber of leadership in my peers in the circle has shifted everything for me.”Kristiana HuitronExecutive Director, Voices Unidas for Justice.
“To be with a dynamic, inspirational and REAL group of women for a weekend was a profound gift...The healing and learning (and unlearning) we did together— and that we will continue to do— will ripple out from this weekend into our lives, communities, and world.”Shilpa Jain Executive Director, YES!
Celebrate | Liberate | Elevate
Wed – Oct 10, 2018 – 6:30pm
Venue: National Black Theatre [NBT] 2031 5th Avenue New York, NY 10035
Come through and CELEBRATE seven years of ELEVATING the voices and vision of women of color and sparking collective LIBERATION!
Please join us to Celebrate Seven Years of Standing in Our Power!
Let’s GET FREE together! SiOP leaders and our featured artists, Climbing PoeTree, will engage our vibrant community of supporters through creative expression, collective visioning, and ritual. Through their multimedia performances, soul-stirring spoken word, conscious hip-hop, world music, visionary artistry, co-creators Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman will inspire us to imagine and create a world in which we can all thrive!