For Womxn By Womxn

The Womxn of Colour Durham Collective (WOCDC) is an organization in Durham Region that seeks to build a positive and inclusive community among self-identified womxn of colour between the ages of 18-29.

What We're All About:

WOCDC is all about belonging to a community that cherishes positivity, representation, collaboration, feminism, and acknowledges what it truly means to be a self-identified womxn of colour in Durham Region.

Inclusivity

Positivity

Community

Feminism

Recognition

Activism

Terminology

At WOCDC, we believe that words are powerful. This is why we have carefully and respectfully curated a list of over 20 terms that we pledge to use when discussing gender, sexual orientation and race-related topics.

Womxn (Womxn of Colour) 

“Womxn” is an anti-oppressive spelling that supports all self identified womxn of colour. It is a more inclusive spelling that not only represents power and independence, but also acknowledges the intersections of injustice womxn of marginalized identities have experienced throughout history.

Sisterhood

The solidarity of women based on shared conditions, experiences, or concerns, a community or society of sisters. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

Intersectionality (Intersectional Feminism)

The complex, cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, or intersect especially in the experiences of marginalized individuals or groups. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)


Upcoming Events

Be sure to check out our events calendar for listings of diverse, feminist and fun events in the GTA.

Oct 24, 2019

Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce Launch Event

Ajax, Ontario

Oct 26, 2019

Diwali Gala & Dinner by Durham Punjabi Association

Whitby, Ontario 

Nov 15, 2019

Exhale – A Black Beauty Brunch Wellness Event

Toronto, Ontario

Get Involved

If reading about what we do has resonated with you, then you're in the right place! We encourage you to support our cause by becoming a WOCDC member or an active ally.

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