Color Collective at the YWCA

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What is the Color Collective?

The Color Collective is a designated community space and multi-genre program for Womxn, Femmes & Non-Binary Persons of Color (Black, Indigenous, POC) who are living in Utah. This Fall-to-Spring program is designed for Womxn, Femmes & Non-Binary Persons of Color to come together for healing, empowerment, and reconciliation in their experiences of racism, sexism, and other intersectional oppressions through education and dialogue, community collaboration, highlighting POC community organizing and advocacy in Utah, self-care and healing practices, and forming new connections with other like-minded individuals.

What We Do

Meetups are held monthly from September/November to May (each meetup is 2 hours long) and feature a different Womxn, Femme, or Non-Binary POC facilitator from our communities to present and lead on intersectional themes and topics, writing exercises, art-based activities, healing and self-care practices, and cultivating a space for dialogue and connection.

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Meet the Team

Picture of Viviana FelixViviana Felix

Co-Founder, Facilitator, & Group Coordinator

Viviana Felix (she/her/ella) is a proud Mexican American striving to learn, preserve and educate herself and others on the intersectional experiences of Latinx individuals in the U.S. In January 2014, Viviana was selected as a candidate in the nationally recognized Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) internship program. Through CHCI Viviana interned for Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico, the state with the largest Hispanic population in the country. In 2015, through the Olene S. Walker Institute Viviana served in the Utah State Legislative interning for Senator Luz Escamilla, the first Latina elected to the Utah State Senate. In May of 2015, Viviana graduated with her Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology from Weber State University. Last year, Viviana received her Master’s in Community Leadership from Westminster College having done her thesis on the Women of Color experience working for government agencies in Utah. Viviana is the first-ever Diversity Affairs Coordinator for the City of Ogden serving under the direction of Mayor Mike Caldwell. Viviana works with community leaders and city officials to create an inclusive community that thrives on trust, equity, and the interdependence of our diverse communities.

Picture of Sarah MaySarah May

Co-Founder, Facilitator, & Group Coordinator

Sarah May (she/hers) is a biracial Salvadoran American, artist, writer, curator, facilitator, and advocate based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. She received a B.F.A. in Photography & Digital Imaging from the University of Utah, and an M.A. in Community Leadership with an Emphasis in Art & Culture from Westminster College. Sarah creates work exploring the intricacy of narrative through imagery and text reflecting on the collective human experience using cyanotype, film photography, retablo ofrendas, and her own writing. Her current work and process reflect her journey exploring identity as being cyclical and evolving, the links personal ancestry manifests in prosperity, embracing Indigeneity, and the idea of destiny and healing as intertwined. Sarah continues her thesis work cultivating and advocating for designated spaces of healing, connection, and empowerment for BIPOC communities with an emphasis in Black, Indigenous, and Womxn and Femmes of Colour. Sarah is the Lead Group Coordinator for Woke Words, a Womxn of Color Reading & Writing Series at the YWCA.

https://sarahlizmay.com/