True Colors 2018
Empower Montana and YWCA Missoula are returning in 2018 with the True Colors Training, a series of workshops created in an effort to address the unique challenges faced by people of color, as well as white allies taking action against racism. The True Colors training invites community members to rethink race, history, and community.
Focusing on topics such as trauma, intersectionality and identity development, the trainings create a safe and comfortable space for participants to explore, discuss, and challenge ideas. Participants will come away with skills and strategies that can strengthen the relationships within their cultural communities and across cultural lines. Empower Montana and YWCA Missoula seek allies and people of color who have witnessed and experienced racism, and seek to both better understand and work toward racial justice.
All trainings will take place Tuesday evenings, February 20 to March 20 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. To read more or register go to our webpage
Pi Day Queer Comedy Benifit
It’s 3.14, and we all know what that means! This Pi Day, Missoula’s HomeGrown Comedy and Big Sky Pride are teaming up for a knee-slapper of a show featuring the best and brightest Montana stand-up comedians from across the LGBTQ spectrum. In honor of a stupid math joke, we’ll be raffling off delicious, homemade pies.
All funds raised at this benefit go to support EmpowerMT’s Youth Forward and Be You Crew which support LGBTQ Youth in Missoula. (For more info, check out the Facebook event
Diversity Day 2018!
Mark your calendars for April 14th to celebrate the 9th annual Diversity Day Celebration. This year we will be showcasing community action projects from our youth at EPIC after school club as well as a reading of writings (journal entries, poetry, etc.) from our younger selves. Look out for more information soon !