SistaCare: Equity for All?
Advocating for our most underserved
SistaCare is a self-care and community-building group that centers undergraduate and graduate students who identify as Black/Africana women (e.g. transgender, cisgender) and femmes, regardless of their gender expression*. The opening quote, penned by writer Audre Lorde in 1988, illuminates the necessity of Black women to intentionally cultivate, grow, and maintain practices of self-care as both a personal and political act. In doing so, we directly challenge systems of oppression that seek to dehumanize and devalue Black Women.
Even as members of the same community, our experiences are unique. If we are all different from one another, how can we be sure that we are uplifting those who are most vulnerable in this intersectional community? Join us as we discuss some of the prominent issues affecting this intersectional community, reflect on our own privileges, and learn how to advocate for ourselves and others.
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Our i3b staff strives to create the most inclusive environment possible. If you need to request a disability-based accommodation or have any questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For our uploaded event recordings, attendee lists, works cited, and other materials, please check out our Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion and Belonging (i3b) Events Drive. Materials will be available in this Google Drive within one business week after the event unless otherwise specified.
*Please note that this group centers the named population. This is subject to change according to attendees and potential future event opportunities and initiatives.