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THE OYA CENTER

 

WHO WE ARE

The OYA Center was created to provide Black girls and women with opportunities to broaden their exposure to new communities and rich personal development opportunities. We are writers, scholars, educators, doers, builders, and healers, and we offer a space for us to just be...us.

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COMMUNITY

We Are Writers. Scholars. Educators. Doers. Builders. Healers.

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#BLACKTEATALKS

#BlackTeaTalks is for women of power and purpose. This forum provides a space for women who are making a difference to dialogue and to share research and data to further advance their work. Want to know more? Send us a note here.

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CAPITAL CIVICS

Capital Civics is a community-based civic education training course focused on developing a baseline knowledge of how civic and political processes actually work. Our courses cover various aspects of government and civil society, and address implications for women and girls of color and the communities they serve.

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WRITING ROOM

Join us for a writing seminar or one of our open writing sessions! We offer writing workshops for women and girls focused on cultural enrichment, advocacy, and social action. Sign up for our listserv to receive notifications about our upcoming sessions.

 

“Life transforming ideas have always come to me through books.”

bell hooks