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Send CBE Students to the Wonder Women Tech Conference in DC

$18,661
124%
Raised toward our $15,000 Goal
54 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 25, at 11:59 PM PDT
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Invitation for Supporters: Community Forum on June 4 at 6:45 PM to Share Stories from the Road

May 28, 2019
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The Womxn are in DC!

May 02, 2019
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We Did It! 124%...

April 24, 2019

Thank you everyone who supported the Womxn of Color on their journey. The students are getting prepared and excited for next week. In total, from our alumni, friends and Western Washington University community the group received a total of over $18,000 - exactly $18,661... 124% above goal. As mentioned, any proceeds that exceed the cost of sending the Womxn to the conference will go into the creation of the Multicultural Business Scholars Association, a new student club with the purpose of creating more opportunities like this.

 

We appreciate, thank, and are humbled by the support from our community at large. We will share updates when the womxn return from their adventure next week. Thank you again and have a wonderful end to your week! 

Amazing Opportunity - Thank You Wonder Women Tech Founder, Lisa Mae Brunson!

April 22, 2019
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Womxn of Color Project Updates and Meet Jasmine

April 12, 2019
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Legislative and DC Meetings - Getting Closer!

April 12, 2019

We are excited to announce that during the course of the visit, students will be visiting with some important DC and Legislative contacts from the State of Washington! More will be shared upon return.

 

Thank you everyone who has already given - the students are about 80% to our goal which is incredibly exciting. They hope to get that last $3,000 needed so there is no financial burden but are humbled at what has already been provided from both the internal and external Western community.

Meet Joselyn - Your Help is Getting Her to DC!

April 03, 2019
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Why Womxn not "Women"?

April 03, 2019

Some people have asked why we chose to write "womxn" versus "women" so here's a quick summary below:

 

"Recently, womxn has been used by feminists to indicate the same ideas, with explicit inclusion of transgender women and women of color, although intersectional feminists have since indicated the term has an exclusionary tone."

 

A great article if anyone is interested is here:

 

https://medium.com/@knottyvibescompany/intersectional-feminism-101-what-is-womxn-36c0a3140126

 

Some individuals claim that the modification in spelling could be a minor adjustment that doesn’t do something important or meaningful; however even as micro-aggressions work to subtly enforce racist ideals and tendencies among individuals, the word ‘women’ subtly enforces the concept that womxn are second to men. because it could be a new word, transfer it up in conversation can even result in opportunities to open a discourse concerning the barriers womxn face and have encountered globally for years. It takes bravery to start employing a new word that you’re not quite certain everybody around you’ll perceive, however next time attempt identifying yourself a womxn as a chance to teach others and help this small change become an everyday habit.

Some Maybe Great News...

March 28, 2019

We might have had an opportunity to open some doors in Congress and meet some womxn of color in legislature during our time in DC. If you have a contact, or interest in meeting us (if you are in the DC area) we are happy to make some time.

 

Thank you supporters for the first financial chunk of our journey, we are opening the dialogue to alumni in our programs and continuing to share on social media. The students are excited and eager to head to this conference, and the Wonder Women Tech organizing body have agreed to hold the reduced rate as a special rate for our students.

 

More to come!

Highlighting One of Our Students... Angelica.

March 28, 2019
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$10

The "Young Leader"

Support a future leader- this is a great level if you have limited budgets or are a student! Every bit helps.

$50

The "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez"

The youngest woman ever to serve in the United States Congress, started her term in 2019. This level will fund a student's conference access.

$100

The "Shirley Chisholm"

First black woman elected into congress in 1968. This level will support a student's meals during the conference.

$250

"Sharice Davids & Deb Haaland"

First Native women elected into congress in 2018. This level will support one full airfare for a womxn of color to attend the Conference.

$500

The "Sonia Sotomayer"

First Hispanic and Latina woman appointed associate justice in the Supreme Court in 2009. This level fully supports one student as well as conference fees for a second.

$1,000

"Rashida Tlaib & Ilhan Omar"

First Muslim women elected into congress in 2018. This is a leadership sponsor level, and fully funds two womxn of color to head to DC.

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