Conversation without action won’t drive change, so The Womxn Project — a local organization always pushing for justice — is taking action and calling on community members to do the same.
Last weekend, in partnership with the RI Democratic Women’s Caucus, The Womxn Project projected a series of statements on the State House calling on white people to take action to stop racism.
We asked Jocelyn Foye, co-director of The Womxn Project, what women’s role is in the quest for racial justice. “Fundamental leadership is coming from women of color, and we want to be a support system to them,” she said. “I think that you’re seeing a lot of activists are women. [The Womxn Project] is not exclusive to a gender, but we also are recognizing that there is a power in that group.”
The organization recently put out a video series that gives tips to white people on how to listen and learn, provides ways people can push for justice, helps parents raise anti-racist kids and gives advice on ways to create change in day-to-day lives.
“This is our problem,” Foye said. “We created this problem and we need to do something about it.”
Find the video series on The Womxn Project’s YouTube channel with #sustainingcommunity: youtube.com/channel/UCrgBHwfrU_8176Q9vjQ7f4A