2023 Political Institute

You’ve all heard the expression “Black women saved democracy.” although women of color have significantly impacted recent elections, women of color, particularly young women, are vastly underrepresented in public services-appointed and elected offices, advocacy organizations, and nonprofit leadership, and as heads of major government agencies.

The 2023 Voices of Change Political Institute invites you to be part of the change that is necessary to bring more young women of color into public service. This residential program is offered at Meredith College from May 31 – June 4.

This unique leadership development program offers hands-on learning to help you develop your emotional intelligence, strategic thinking, advocacy and communication skills, and public policy understanding. You will do this while meeting women of color from around North Carolina who are working hard to make the state a better place to live and work.

The Voices of Change Political Institute is funded by the Legacies of Slavery grant made possible by the Gilder Lehrman Institute at Yale University and the Council of Independent Colleges.

There is no cost for the program with programming, housing, and food all provided.

The Voices of Change Political Institute is open to Black women and women of color enrolled in North Carolina colleges and universities. We welcome all backgrounds, interests, and political affiliations.

Applications will be accepted through May 15, 2023, with priority given to those who apply by May 1, 2023.

Pictured L-R: Eva Clayton, Jeanne Lucas, Linda Coleman, Elizabeth Cofield, Shirley Chisholm, Loretta Lynch, Ida B. Wells,
DeAndrea Salvador, Alma Adams, Pamela Brewington Cashwell, Elreta Melton Alexander-Ralston, Shinica Thomas

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