Founded in 2019, the Womxn of Colour Durham Collective (WOCDC) is an organization that seeks to build community among womxn of colour either living in or connected to Durham Region, Canada.
From our own experiences as womxn of colour in Durham Region, we understand that support systems are critical especially between the years of 16-29+ where young people make drastic life changes. Coupling this with the geographical barriers and lack of representation in Durham Region along with the intersecting barriers womxn of colour experience in society, this can result in feelings of isolation and disconnection.
Through WOCDC, we aim to create a space where black, indigenous and other self-identified womxn of colour can be inspired to lead, create, heal, and have a voice in our community.
To build a community that inspires knowledge-sharing, leadership, healing, creativity and amplifies the voices of Black, Indigenous and other self-identified womxn of colour in Durham Region.
WOCDC is informed by an intersectional framework. This means that we believe that BIWoC, in all of our diversity, experience multiple, interlocking systems of oppression, and as a result, we hold the knowledge to both recognize and dismantle these systems.
What We Do
Womxn of Colour Durham Collective (WOCDC) is a youth-led community organization in Durham Region, Canada, that is run by, for, and with Black, Indigenous and other self-identified womxn of colour from the ages of 16-29+ with the purpose of making space for support and community.
Provide networking and socializing opportunities to BIWoC in Durham Region, Canada, by hosting social events and meetups.
Creating a safe space for BIWoC in Durham Region, Canada, by helping them navigate their everyday lives with our resourceful blog.
Cultivating projects, workshops, and panel discussions, so we can shift the narrative and create real change in our community.