Our Power | Poder

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Our Power|Poder is a QTPOC leadership development cohort for queer and trans people of color. This is a year-long program with 4 weekend retreats where cohort members will be able to select and develop their own community leadership projects while acquiring the skills necessary to execute them successfully:

November 16-18, 2018: Damascus, OR
February 8-10, 2019: Damascus, OR
April 26-28, 2019: Damascus, OR
August 23-25, 2019: Damascus, OR

Our Power|Poder focuses on advocacy and facilitation skills for QTPOC who are invested in community organizing, canvassing, policy changes, and education. Our Power|Poder seeks to create a space where QTPOC leaders are seen, supported and given the opportunity to practice new skills to support their community.

We believe that leadership development is dependent on trusting relationships, where each cohort member graduates with not only new skills and expertise, but also a community of fellow QTPOC leaders to support them and cheer them on moving forward.

For more information about the program and our application process, click here.

The deadline for applications is September 3rd, 2018. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by October 5th, 2018.

You can send your completed application via email, or submit it using the form below:

Our Power/Poder Application

  • Essay Questions

    In a Word document, please write out answers to the following questions in one to two pages (total):

    1. Please describe your interest in the Our Power|Poder: LGBTQ People of Color Leadership Program.
    2. Is there anything that would prevent you from fully participating in the program?
    3. Describe any informal and formal experience working with people of color and/or LGBTQ communities.
    4. If you are selected into the program, what (1) skills, (2) knowledge and (3) experiences do you hope to gain?
    5. What resources, skills, talents and unique experiences are you able to share with the program and its participants?
    6. Please describe your feelings about working for LGBTQ equality and any specific issues you are most passionate about.
    7. Please describe one main challenge you observe in the current work for LGBTQ equality.
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  • Participants will have the most valuable experience when committed to full participation and active engagement with all the program’s trainings, activities and events. These commitments include: participation in all convenings, meetings, and trainings; participation in the creation and launch of education, community building, or campaign projects; and participation in brief phone check-ins and evaluations with BREF staff.
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If you have any questions, please contact Araguaney, Racial Justice Program Manager at araguaney@basicrights.org