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The Collective

The Collective is a space for women of color at NC State to form community, break silos, and deepen relationships through facilitated dialogue centered on truth-telling and testimonies. 

Since its creation in 2020, expanding upon the Women of Color Retreat, The Collective has been a platform to engage in topics that connect with the WOC community such as body autonomy, sexual health, microaggressions, social/political injustice, healing in movement, etc.

The Women’s Center and Prevention Services will be hosting our hybrid women of color space with the intention to provide a space for women of color students as well as campus-based professional women of color to come together for community connection. 

How we define Women of Color:

We understand women of color as women (trans women, cis women, non-binary people, and others) who have experienced gender-based marginalization while also experiencing the current and historical effects of racial and ethnic-based marginalization.

We understand the terms people of color and women of color as both a political, personal, and universal term that brings together many people based on the common, but similar, experiences of racial marginalization within the United States and abroad. We also understand that the experiences of racial and ethnic marginalization differ based on structural issues like class, income, nation, gender and sexuality, religion, skin color, etc.

Join The Collective

The Collective will meet virtually every second and fourth Thursday from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Our final meeting of the semester on November 11 will be in person. If you would like to join this community of women of color, please complete the registration form.


Fall 2021 Calendar

  • September 9 | Abroad In Color
  • September 23 | Women of Color in Leadership
  • October 14 | Healing in Color
  • October 28 | Secure The Bag
  • November 11 | It’s The Lyrics For Me (In-person)

Spring 2022 Calendar 

  • January 28
  • February 10
  • February 24
  • March 10
  • March 24
  • April 14