Womyn of color plant seeds for future growth

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GRASSROOTS ACTIVISM

More than 100 passionate women from across the country gathered in Philadelphia this spring for the first annual LGBT Womyn of Color Conference, a grassroots effort to create and sustain a safe space in which LGBT women work toward increased visibility and a more just society. 

The opening ceremony was kicked off by Gloria Casarez, Director of the Office Liaison to the LGBT communities in Philadelphia and headlined by openly lesbian, Jamaican poet and author, Staceyann Chin. Chin, who admittedly arrived after a nerve-wracking day of several delayed flights, was nevertheless enthusiastic to be a part.