True Colors Training
February 12 @ 6:00 pm - March 19 @ 8:00 pm
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.
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.
True Colors 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.
Training is offered on a sliding-fee scale. Register now!