Women of Color

Women of Color 

Below you will find a list of various resources for Women of Color offered at Cal and around the Berkeley Area. Although this list is updated frequently, it is important to note that this list is not exhaustive. Please also see the LGBT resources page for other services as well.

On Campus | Off Campus | Student Groups

On Campus

Women of Color Intiative

The Women of Color Initiative advocates for and organizes programming for graduate women of color with the objective of fostering community and belonging at UC Berkeley.  

Empowering Women of Color Conference (EWOCC)

Part of the Graduate Assembly's Women of Color Initiative (WOCI), EWOCC is recognized to be one of the longest running conferences in the nation that addresses the needs and concerns of women of color. The conference brings together cutting edge women of color activists such as Angela Davis, Elaine Brown, Cherrie Moraga, Gina Palcado and Chrystos with Bay Area community leaders and academics (especially students) to discuss and strategize ways of impacting the current issues facing women of color. EWOCC was one of the first conferences to present women of color with an opportunity to address the racial, class, sexuality and gender issues facing American Indian, African American, Asian American, Pacific Islander and Chicana/Latina women.

Past Projects & Events

Women of Color Festival 

The 1st Annual Women of Color Festival took place November 8, 2006 on the steps of Sproul at noontime, and in the Heller Multicultural Center in the evening. It was an amazing day of inspriring speakers, dancers, poets, other performers, and a day for women of color to build community. A project of the Gender Equity Resource Center. E-mail us at geneq@berkeley.edu if you're interested in planning or helping out with future festivals.

Women of Color Film Project (WOCFF)

The Women of Color Film Project's purpose is to provide a progressive showcase of films created by an underrepresented sector of the film industry. They curate and produce an independent film festival that takes place in March.

Off Campus


Women of Color Against Violence is a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and their communities through direct action, critical dialogue and grassroots organizing.

Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP)

QWOCMAP promotes the creation, exhibition and distribution of new films/videos that address the vital social justice issues that concern queer women of color and our communities, authentically reflect our life stories, and build community through art and activism.

SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective

The SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Collective is a network of local, regional and national grassroots agencies representing five primary ethnic populations/indigenous nations in the United States: African American, Arab American/Middle Eastern, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latina and Native American/Indigenous.

Professional Women of Color Network

The Professional Women of Color Network was founded by Meko L. Lawson during the spring of 2002 out of a true desire to create a buisness resource for all Professional Women of Color in the Pacific Northwest. Due to an incredible demand, we have since grown to an international level reaching out to women of color all aroung the world in an effort to create opportunities for networking across the globe!