The Black Issues Research Group (BIRG)
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Date: Wed, 7 Oct 1998 16:44:47 -0700
The National Directory of Women of Color Organizations and Projects
Women of Color Resource Center press release, 7 October 1998
Women of color in the United States have a long and proud tradition of community organizing, social advocacy and service, political engagement, and organizational leadership. On issues ranging from workers' rights to environmental justice; from immigrants' rights to domestic violence; from economic justice to the rights of sexual minorities -- on these and a myriad of other issues -- women of color have organized! They have developed associations, networks and projects of infinite variety. They have identified unmet social needs and gone about the hard work of creating the structures and services to meet them. Their organizations preserve and express valued cultural traditions or invent new ones.
The _National Directory of Women of Color Organizations and Projects_, just published by WCRC in its 2nd edition, will introduce you to the diverse and creative forms through which women of color mobilize.
From ABIL Episcopal Women to the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, the Directory includes organizations that were founded by or are led by women of color; organizations whose membership and constituency are predominantly women of color; and organizations whose mission it is to address the range of social, economic, cultural and political challenges women of color face. Each of the more than 250 listings in the Directory includes essential contact information, including e-mail addresses and Web sites where available, as well as information about the organization's mission, constituency, and programs. The Directory is indexed by state, by race/ethnicity and by issue.
We hope that the Directory serves as much more than just a source of baseline data. It should encourage and enrich cross-fertilization among women-of-color organizations, activists and advocates. Check it out. You're bound to find groups doing groundbreaking work on critical issues. Sisters you need to know about.
The Directory is available in several formats: as a book, on disk, or on mailing labels. Order Your Copy Today!
Women of Color Resource Center
The Black Issues Research Group (BIRG) is a multi-disciplinary research group whose aim is to explore issues concerning people of the African Diaspora. Inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.