WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU…
Women In The Life Association (WITLA) members will be hosting various FREE listening sessions in Baltimore & DC to listen to YOU!!!
(FYI ~ You only need to attend ONE of the sessions. There are 4 dates for DC are and ONLY ONE (1) in Baltimore)
That’s correct it’s time to stand up and speak out. We are interested in hearing what type of programs would you like to see WITLA offer Lesbians of Color? What does the community need? Your input will help WITLA model the most important & empowering programs possible for Lesbians of Color!
SO LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!
Please view the list below for the most convenient date & time for you to attend and please be sure to RSVP with the appropriate contact person.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Only ONE (1) date is set in the Baltimore area and all other listening sessions will be held in DC at different days of the week and times of the day. You ONLY need to attend ONE session.
CHECK VERY CAREFULLY TO SEE WHICH DATE/TIME IS MOST CONVENIENT FOR YOU.
Wednesday Jan. 6th (The ONLY one(1) set in the Baltimore area)
5pm – 7pm
@ Enoch Pratt Free Library
3601 Eastern Ave
Balto., MD 21224
(Lite refreshments served)
Sunday Jan. 10th
3pm – 5pm
Thursday Jan. 14th **NEW LOCATION**
6pm – 8pm
Dinner & Conversation
@ Bohemian Caverns
Monday Jan. 18th
@ Sister’s Space & Books
Sunday Jan. 24th
3pm – 5pm
The Women in the Life Association (WITLA) is a social justice organization advancing the rights of lesbians of color through cultural affirmation, education and advocacy.
We envision a world where lesbians of color live with pride, dignity, and justice.
The organization began as a for-profit enterprise and was founded by Sheila Alexander-Reid in 1993. In 2002, The Women in the Life Association became a 501C-3, non-profit organization and was founded to respond to the gaps left by mainstream LGBTQ organizations with regard to issues impacting lesbians of color.
WITLA is unique and distinct from other LGBTQ organizations because it focuses specifically on the needs and concerns of lesbians of color and their families. Further, it is led by lesbians of color with an eye towards ensuring that lesbians of color are placed in roles of leadership in their communities and within the organization.
The primary target population is African-American, Latina, Native-American, Asian-Pacific Islanders lesbians 21 years of age and older. The organization is led by a diverse group of lesbians of color. The secondary target population and audience are gay men of color, white women, and LGBTQ organizations. We work with the secondary target population to leverage resources and information; strengthen our education and advocacy efforts; and improve programs and services offered by organizations to lesbians of color.