True Colors Series 2019

True Colors Series 2019

Empower Montana and YWCA Missoula are returning in 2019 with the True Colors training, a series of workshops created in an effort to address the unique challenges faced by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, as well as white allies taking action against racism. The True Colors two-track series invites community members to rethink race, history, and community.

True Colors: designed for Black, Indigenous (BIPOC), and People of Color (POC) who are interested in solidarity, developing creativity through connection, examining a history of erasure, transforming relationships, and acquiring lifelong strategies that combat stressors.

True Colors Allies: created for non-indigenous/white identity people who are interested in self-exploration, ending guilt, understanding invisible prejudices, deconstructing individual and institutional racism, and strengthening active allyship.

All trainings will take place Tuesday evenings, February 12-March 19 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Payne Family Native American Center at the University of Montana. Room locations will be announced with registration confirmation

“The training acknowledged real and unique experiences, struggles, and stories for people of color,” said a past participant. Another participant added that the curriculum allows people to find one’s own racism “in order to see racism as a behavior, not that they are a bad person.”

Focusing on topics such as trauma, intersectionality and identity development, the sessions create a safe and comfortable space for participants to explore and discuss difficult themes. 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.

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