WCAPS VISION:

To advance the leadership and professional development of women of color in the fields of international peace, security, and conflict transformation.

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MISSION STATEMENT:

At WCAPS, we believe global issues demand a variety of perspectives. That’s why we’re creating a platform devoted to women of color that cultivates a strong voice and network for its members while encouraging dialogue and strategies for engaging in policy discussions on an international scale. Through our dedication to mentorships and partnerships and our passion for changing the global community landscape, we remain committed to achieving our vision of advancing the leadership and professional development of women of color in the fields of international peace, security and conflict transformation.

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WHY US NOW:

While the global community is faced with issues related to worldwide health security, peacekeeping, weapons of mass destruction nonproliferation, and the intersection of other areas of international security, there is no significant or sustained voice from women of color who are often the most affected and who are also community leaders in many parts of the world.

We want to change that.

Because there is no consistent venue for women of color to meet and network, we will ignite our voices and develop strategies for engaging in policy discussions on an international scale. With the goal of expanding opportunities for women of color to impact these areas of work and study positively, WCAPS will provide mentors to young women and a valuable vehicle for networking. It will promote exchangesand conflict transformation, as well as those women of color who are considering entering these areas. The network and its members will contribute to substantive discussions in the areas of peace, security and conflict transformation.  The network will partner with other relevant groups, organizations, and institutions to build synergy. WCAPS will promote sensitivity to cultural differences and emphasize the intersections between theory, research, practice, and policy.

WCAPS UPCOMING EVENTS

Thu 6/21 | Screening & Discussion | Women, Race, and Dignity: This Ain’t A Eulogy

Join us for the WCAPS Art Forum’s inaugural event: a screening of Taja Lindley’s short film, This Ain’t A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering. The screening will be followed by a discussion between Lindley and Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins on the intersections of women, race, and dignity in our society, through the lens of art and policy. series of discussions and panels. The event is presented by Art to Zebras, New York University Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, and Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation (WCAPS). The event takes place at the Hemisphere Institute in New York. You can register for the event here.

 

Promoting a Diverse Perspective in Nuclear Nonproliferation

 Save-the-Date: On June 12th, the Hudson Institute and Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation (WCAPS) will host on a discussion on “Promoting a Diverse Perspective in Nuclear Nonproliferation.” Representatives from the government, think tanks and foundations will share their perspectives on the value of having a diverse perspective on issues of nuclear policy and nonproliferation and challenges they see and have encountered in bringing more people of color into the nuclear field. We will also discuss the pathways in which people of color have entered the nuclear field and what are the lessons that can be learned from their experiences.

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Moderators and panelists from the "Redefining National Security," event co-hosted by WCAPS and the Brookings Institution and on May 11th. 

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Panelists at the WCAPS and UNA-USA March 15th event on "Redefining National Security."