National Congress of Neighborhood Women

The National Congress of Neighborhood Women (NCNW) based in Brooklyn, New York, is a support network for grassroots women’s organizations and community leaders dedicated to empowering, and providing a voice for, poor and working-class women working to improve their communities and their own status in low-income urban and rural area.   This video clip shows women leading an organizing workshop in 1974.


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Basic Skills of Organizing for Social Justice: Workshops with Loretta Ross

As Activist-in-Residence, Loretta Ross offered a series of workshops to the Smith community in February 2013:

  • Appropriate Whiteness: Being an Individual Ally to Women of Color
  • Violences Against Women
  • Understanding and Applying Human Rights Principles in Social Justice Work


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