The Big Mouth Project
This workshop allows participants to see the larger picture of violence against women of color, which is destroying our communities. This workshop examines the cycle of violence as well as facilitating an understanding of how poor women of color experience violence. Participants will view "You Have The Right To Break The Silence" a video that came out of SIIS's organizing work against police violence against young women of color. Using examples from SIIS's organizing work participants will learn strategies on how to combat violence against women in their communities.
Revolutionary In You:
This interactive workshop explores multiple definitions and ways of being revolutionary by exploring the lives of women of color such as Audre Lorde, Sojourner Truth, Mama Tingo and other less known but equally powerful women.
Down the Walls:
This workshop provides participants with the tools to identify, define and deconstruct patriarchy and sexism. Participants will learn strategic healing approaches to successfully dismantle sexist attitudes and behaviors within institutions, organizations and communities.
Voice My Choice:
This is a workshop designed especially for youth participants. In this workshop participants will reflect on and discuss issues around peer pressure, (unwanted involvement in sex, drugs, alcohol and self-destructive behavior) from both a personal and a general perspective. This workshop examines how one's reaction to peer pressure is linked to one's self-esteem and the norms and expectations of ones community and society at large while offering concrete strategies for dealing with peer pressure.
this workshop participants will be encouraged to create free style poems,
dance movements and skits that create awareness around a social justice
issue chosen by the group.
The Interchange After 9/11:
Through theater, stories and media, workshop participants will explore how one can hold privilege and experience oppression at different times and in different situations. We will then focus on examining the intersections of race, class and gender identity within the post 9/11 context. This exploration will help participants reflect on the ways in which we interact with the post 9/11 climate of fear given our individual experiences of oppression and privilege.
*All Workshops are designed for adult and youth participants*
The Big Mouth Project also offers lecture style talks for larger groups facilitated by two Sista II Sista members.
Old and Ignored:
and Non-white, Light and Dark:
Change from the Inside Out:
Leadership Shared Responsibility:
of Color in the Women's Movement:
C o n t a c t U s:
718-366-2450 Fax: 718-366-7416