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