Our Purpose and Practice:
Fondly known as "WOCI," the Women of Color Initiative seeks to create a platform for all Black and Latinx women across campus to unite in a shared dedication towards the uplift and advancement of women of color.
The goals of WOCI is to:
(a) engage young women in advocacy for one another,
(b) establish mediums and networks for sustained personal, academic, social, and emotional growth
(c) co-construct collaborative spaces to mediate differences, cultivate equity, and build inclusive practices within institutional structures.
(d) connect Black and Latinx women to growth opportunities across campus, industry, community, and research
(e) Establish transformative professional practices that seek to:
- honor, recognize, credit, and acknowledge others as an ethical and cultural practice; as well as a medium for raising collective consciousness.
- Avoid the common practice of stealing ideas (organizational, departmental, and intellectual) from women of color and cultural departments without proper acknowledgment, crediting, citing, or resourcing the original source.