The 8th annual Art of Leadership for Women Working in Racial Justice and Human Rights is coming up! The session will be held December 8-12, 2014 at the Garrison Institute in Garrison, NY. The deadline to apply is November 17, 2014.
This special training brings together women of color and white women leaders engaged in reproductive justice, education, immigrant rights, environmental justice, indigenous communities, and other racial justice issue areas to strengthen their leadership skills and further their social change goals.
Below are what six alum of the 2013 Art of Leadership for Women in Racial Justice and Human Rights session had to say about their experience:
“I feel transformed in my leadership. This is the most artfully executed leadership development training I have participated in.”
~ Brianna Twofoot, Vice President, Diversity and Equity, Leadership for Educational Equity
“The Rockwood training has changed my perception of what my leadership style is and it created space for me to focus on what fuels my life.”
~ Ayana Walker, Outreach and Enrollment Coordinator, Women’s Community Clinic
*Read Ayana’s reflections about the training in her blog post, My Personal Life Fuels My Professional Life.
“The relationships that I built during this training are incredible, and ones that I hope to continue to build on in the future. Hearing from so many powerful women in the reproductive justice movement deepened my resolve to continue to move our organization toward a racial justice frame.”
~ Suzanne Buckley, Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina
“Timing is everything and Rockwood came at a perfect time. The week with the women and trainers gave me my joy back.”
~ Neva Walker, Executive Director, Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth
“I am returning more focused, committed and compassionate. I’m rejuvenated by the training and excited to implement all the tools and practices I learned for my own work as well as to share with others.”
~Alvina Wong, Community Organizer, APEN (Asian Pacific Environmental Network)
“This training opened my eyes to how others see me in a way that I could never do myself. I appreciated that mirror and feel more aware of my power because of this perspective.”
~ Miriam Persley, Operations Manager, Leadership Learning Community
*Read Miriam’s reflections about her experience in her blog post, A Charter for Creating Sustainable Change.
Photo: 2013 Art of Leadership for Women in Racial Justice and Human Rights.