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LEANING INTO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Supporting all women is the bedrock of our organization, yet we still have a long way to go. Join us in our commitment to evolving.

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Every organization is a part of the greater system, and Woman Within must be willing to explore how we contribute to the problem and how we can be a part of the solution. We are committed to developing and preserving a safe space for our community in which all are valued. We commit to hold ourselves, and those with whom we work, accountable to our core value of inclusiveness. 
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26-Day Racial Healing Journey

The Journey is a free self-guided experience towards greater understanding of racism and racial inequity. Each week has a theme and offers carefully curated materials to watch/read and questions to ponder. The materials are in a specific order, intentionally creating a Journey that goes deeper and deeper. At the end of 26 days you will have a wealth of knowledge to help you understand these issues, tackle difficult conversations and take action to effect change.  The journey is available to all adults and genders.

 
commitment to gender equity

Woman Within recognizes that gender is fluid and that traditional notions of gender identity and expression can be limiting. We are committed to welcome and support, at our programs and events, all women who self-identify and consistently live as women. This includes cisgender women, transgender women, individuals assigned female at birth who do not identify within the gender binary, and individuals assigned female at birth who have not taken medical or legal steps to identify as male.

Honoring gender fluidity

Resources to deepen understanding

We offer links to books, podcasts, documentaries and open sources. Dip your toe in tentatively, or dive in headfirst...either way please get involved. Read. Watch. Listen. Ask questions. Reflect. And then find a way to take action.

We lay down our arms
so we can reach out our arms
to one another
We seek harm to none and harmony for all
Let the globe, if nothing else, say this is true:
That even as we grieved, we grew
That even as we hurt, we hoped
That even as we tired, we tried
That we'll forever be tied together, victorious
Not because we will never again know defeat
but because we will never again sow division...
The new dawn blooms as we free it
For there is always light,
if only we're brave enough to see it
If only we're brave enough to be it

Amanda Gorman