Who we are:

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Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Workshop with WLP and YMS


The WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP PROJECT (WLP) is a feminist humanist of color mentoring, civic engagement and service learning advocacy program designed to educate and train high school age women of color in South Los Angeles to take ownership of their school-communities. 

We also have an ally group called: Young Male Scholars (YMS) which is tailored for African American young men and young men of color.

We celebrate and promote gender and social justice, LGBTQI youth empowerment, collaborations within our communities, networking with women of color professionals and self care. Our organization strives to educate young women (and men) of color on issues such as:

* History of Women of Color 

* Sexual Harassment AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE Education around sexual health

* Black WORDS Literature Circle

* College pREPARATION AND COLLEGE READINESS, INCLUDING iNternship, scholarship and Career ADVISEMENT


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"Each time a woman stands up for herself, she without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”

-MAYA ANGELOU

#CLICKTOSWIPE: WLP shining at our first annual summer Black Feminist Institute, 2018 (1), Students of color on panel at our Feminist Institute, May 2018 (2), Students standing up with questions at conference (3), WLP and Young Male Scholars at UCLA (4), King Drew WLP students at women’s conference (5)


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Pictured above, WLP students from Gardena HS 2019**

“We admire our students for their continued motivation to understand feminist issues, LBGQTI and historical feminist authors. They are driven and dynamic in their community projects, presentations and outreach for WLP. Most of our students go on to college and stay connected to our program for years after. Many of our alumni come back to the program to mentor, train and lead our current high school students. We build a family-like, sister/mentorship that the students really resonate with. ”

- CLAY ( WLP program coordinator and Alumni, 2009 )

 
#BossLady: Here is a snapshot of our Founder and Creator, Sikivu Hutchinson, sharing some thoughts and dialogue to our students.

#BossLady: Here is a snapshot of our Founder and Creator, Sikivu Hutchinson, sharing some thoughts and dialogue to our students.

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#WLPEVENTS: A snapshot of our students at our first annual LGBTQI Institute on May 8th, 2019.


#WLPEVENTS: Below, our students had the opportunity to visit a feminist event in DTLA. The event was filled with feminists of all ages!

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WE ROCK!

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YOU ARE LIMITLESS/

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL/

YOU ARE CAPABLE/

YOUR EXPERIENCE IS IMPORTANT/

YOU ARE THE S***/

NEVER GIVE UP!!!

ECLASIA (Program Coordinator)

#BLACKGIRLSREAD : Two of our King Drew students reading black literature.

#BLACKGIRLSREAD : Two of our King Drew students reading black literature.

Check out this snippet below of who we are, created and directed by one of our phenomenal film students, (Zorrie Petras). This video was created for a black gallery walk that was conducted at Gardena high School in 2018. It features some of our previous/current students  in WLP. 

Enjoy :)

#BLACKGIRLMAGIC: The talented guitarist and artist, Malina Moye, paid our students a visit at our first annual, Future of Feminism Conference. (2018)

#BLACKGIRLMAGIC: The talented guitarist and artist, Malina Moye, paid our students a visit at our first annual, Future of Feminism Conference. (2018)

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WLP and YMS at California Association of Human Relations Organizations Conference, December 2018

WLP and YMS at California Association of Human Relations Organizations Conference, December 2018