Events

WOCA Celebrated its 10th Year Anniversary
in August 2009

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The Emerging Women Conference was held in Blackfoot, Idaho. This conference focused on women as business owners living in rural Idaho. Dr. Marcia Smart, International Trainer on Leadership was the keynote. 2008

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Northwest Women of Color and Allies conference held in Tacoma, Washington. WOCA participates in the planning committee, and presented workshops on Systemic Internalized Oppression and Domestic Violence. 2007

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Sonya Rosario, founder of WOCA receives the Legacy of Leadership Award, from Spelman College. Left to right; Morley, Navajo Newspaper; Sonya; Dr. Beverly Tatum, President of Spelman College; Jane Smith, ED Spelman College Leadership School; and Jodi Rave, Indianz.Com. 2007

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The leadership of WOCA receives the "Women Making History" award from the Women’s Center at Boise State University, for their strong community leadership.
Left to right; Sonia Martinez, Dina Brewer, Noemi Herrera (back), Sonya Rosario, Nancy Egan (back), Keziah Sullivan, Yolanda Martinez (back), Annie Louis, Marta Plascenia and Rebecca. 2007

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WOCA’s Economic Social Justice Conference is held in Pocatello, ID. Representative Nicole LeFavour speaks with attendees about the importance of civic participation in their communities, and women running for public office. 2006

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Several women received awards at the WOCA's Economic Social Justice Conference, for their innovative and entrepreneurial spirit for advancing their communities and creating jobs for themselves and other women. 2006

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WOCA participated at a Global Women’s Conference to discuss women’s issues around the world, held at Sarah Lawrence College and hosted by the Women of Color Resource Center and Global Women Fund. A report was written and handed over to the United Nations on issues addressed at this conference. 2006

WOCA member in Washington DC
Noemi Herrera, WOCA Board Member gets a close look at the legislative process in 2005. Inspired by the Women's Campaign School at Yale brought to Idaho by WOCA, seeks an internship in DC. She is one of 31 Latino Students chosen across the nation by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) to serve as interns at Washington DC, placed in the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee, chaired by the former Senator Hillary Clinton, now Secretary of State.

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Building Bridges Across Cultural Alliances in Blackfoot, Idaho; Women from Fort Hall Reservation, Latinas and African American members of Partners for Prosperity attend a workshop on internalized systemic oppression. Women discuss their similarities in history and break down the myths that women of color might have about each other. 2005

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WOCA implements the first local fair trade program at the Duck Valley Indian Reservation. This program will give local artisans the ability to showcase their handicrafts items in a local store, Ten Thousand Villages. WOCA encourages its membership to begin small businesses. 2005

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WOCA participates at the Idaho Latino Leadership Summit in Nampa, Idaho by presenting a film that addresses Systemic Internalized Oppression and a workshop on Domestic Violence in the Latino community. 2005

Past Events