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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. While the space centers the voices and experiences of women of color, all students are welcome to attend.

Since its creation in 2020, expanding upon the Women of Color Retreat, The Collective has been a platform to explore in depth topics that disproportionately impact women of color, such as body autonomy, sexual health, microaggressions, social/political injustice, healing in movement, etc.

The Collective is co-hosted by the Women’s Center and Prevention Services.  If you would like more information, please contact Rosa K. at rrkowalc@ncsu.edu

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.

The Collective Calendar

Stay tuned for further details over the coming months.