What We Do
Women Transforming Cities works to dismantle intersecting systems of oppression with equity-deserving genders and movements to transform where we live into places where everyone can belong, participate, and have social, economic and political equity.
WHERE WE WORK
We work in cities, towns, local communities, and neighborhoods. We collaborate locally, nationally, and globally as part of a movement to transform cities.
WHO WE WORK WITH
We work with equity-deserving genders, including women, girls, trans, genderqueer, non-binary, Two-Spirit, LGBTQIA++ and allies. We are committed to continuing to learn and evolve our understanding, language, and actions around gender inclusion.
Municipal government is the closest level of government to communities and to women. Cities make policy decisions everyday that directly impact women and girls - from transit, housing, childcare, use of public spaces, safety, and acknowledgement of unceded lands. Cities are an important and overlooked site of resistance and action in our pursuit of gender, racial and social equity.
How We Do It
Using an intersectional feminist lens*:
We educate through workshops, mentorship, and knowledge sharing.
We investigate the systemic barriers that prevent equitable civic action and participation.
We advocate for radical policy change that addresses all forms of inequity.
We organize to create a more inclusive and representative local civic system.
We collaborate to strengthen our impact.
*We credit Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw with the term and theories of intersectionality, a groundbreaking scholar and writer on civil rights, critical race theory, Black feminist legal theory, race, racism, and law.