And Still We Rise: Leadership Forum for Women of Color Leaders

This is a six session series, which will meet on the third Saturday of each month through February 2018. Because this is a program that emphasizes community building and deepening relationships, participants are asked to commit to all six sessions.


September 16, 2017
October 21, 2017
November 18, 2017
December 16, 2017
January 20, 2018
February 17, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Parlor Room, Wesley United Methodist Church, 741 State Street, Springfield, MA 
Trainer: Jennifer Matias

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Class description

Women of color leaders face enormous pressures every day. Called upon to support and sustain communities at home and at work, women of color leaders experience high levels of burnout from devoting so many hours to social change causes and the communities they seek to empower. The leadership of women of color is challenged by stereotypes and assumptions related to race, ethnicity and gender. And Still We Rise is an opportunity for women of color leaders to come together to celebrate our identities and values, rejuvenate and renew our spirits, connect with other women of color to create a network of support, nurture our ongoing commitment to social change, revitalize our vision and faith in ourselves as leaders, and acknowledge the important work we do for and in the community.


Jennifer MatiasJennifer Matias
Leadership Coach, Consultant, and Trainer, Dance the Dream Coaching and Consulting for Social Justice and Social Change

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