Women of Color Circle (WOCC)
In Fall 2018, a BUWG member proposed the creation of an affinity group for women of color. A working group was created in Spring 2019. The BUWG Women of Color Circle (WOCC) is a result of their work.
The BUWG WOCC is envisioned as:
- An affinity group for women of color who are members of the BU Women’s Guild. We are defining women of color broadly, including but not limited to those of African, Asian, Latinx, Middle Eastern, Native American and Indigenous, and Native Hawaiian descent.
- Goals are to enhance the diversity and inclusion within the Guild, create a space for women of color across campus to gain support and share resources, and to create allyships between WOCC and the general membership of the Guild.
- Meet quarterly as a circle
- Host one event for general membership each semester
- Those who join the BUWG in April 2019 will have membership through June 2020.
To volunteer to serve on this committee, please contact a member of the working group:
Subscribe to WOCC events and newsletters
Do you want to be an Ally to women (and others) of color? Look for a growing list of resources to be added here, over time.
What is an Ally? According to the Guide to Allyship,
To be an Ally is to:
- Take on the struggle as your own.
- Stand up, even when you feel scared.
- Transfer the benefits of your privilege to those who lack it.
- Acknowledge that while you, too, feel pain, the conversation is not about you.
Layla Saad is a writer, speaker, podcast host & racial justice advocate whose work explores the intersections of race, spirituality, feminism & leadership. Layla is the author of the ground-breaking Me And White Supremacy Workbook (2018), and the host of Good Ancestor Podcast, and the now retired Wild Mystic Woman Podcast. She offers weekly ally training via Instagram Live.
- Guide to Allyship
An ever-evolving and growing open source guide meant to provide you with the resources for becoming a more effective ally.
- Robin DiAngelo, PhD
Dr. DiAngelo’s “area of research is in Whiteness Studies and Critical Discourse Analysis, explicating how whiteness is reproduced in everyday narratives.” She spoke on the Boston University campus on Monday, March 4, 2019, on the topic of “white fragility.” Read her book, “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” and download the Free Reader’s Guide (and see other resources).