It is with great honor and pleasure that we announce that Gabriela Castaneda- our Communications Director was one of the 25 selected among 245 women in the State of Texas to join #MovementMujeres a movement sponsored by Jolt Initiative and Deeds Not Words. Movement Mujeres seeks to build the organizational muscle and leadership pipeline necessary to transform Texas and make the state a national leader on policies to protect and expand the rights of working class communities of color, immigrants, the LGBTQ, women and the environment. Movement Mujeres also seek to create a model of change by demonstrating that investment in women of color leaders is the path to driving systemic change. However, to achieve this ambitious vision, we must invest in the infrastructure to make change possible: the leadership of women of color, their organizations and growing their voices so that they are able to use their power to transform the state over the next decade.
Movement Mujeres will run a two year fellowship for women of color across Texas.
The Movement Mujeres Fellowship aims to:
- Place women of color in key positions of power in government and progressive non-profit organizations
- Invest in the leadership capacity of women through on-going training and mentorship, giving participants the skills to build power, influence policy and lead.
- build a cohort of women of color leaders that will serve as a network of supporters and co-conspirators in the coming years
- make the invisible visible to create systemic change on the issues impacting women of color in Texas through the telling of our stories and lifting up the voices in our community that are often overlooked and underrepresented.