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Passports4Change is a program designed by Dreamers4Change Foundation and it is built on the premise of travel as a vital tool of learning. Passports4Change is NOT a study abroad program. It is NOT a luxury trip. It is NOT a destination trip. It IS a learning experience that utilizes travel to explore the intersections of race, class, gender, citizenship on other intersecting oppressions. We work toward articulating our own politics of location, then we move toward situating ourselves in the global world, then we investigate how colonialism, imperialism and other political formations often determine and shape our lives. We end our program with an emphasis on imagination, vision-making, and creating. We know the world we imagine will not emerge without work and so we ground our program in doing the work.
The Passports4Change program is rooted in the belief that low-income youth who have previously been deprived of the opportunity to travel, stand to gain a great deal from the opportunity to live in contexts cultural, politically, socially different than their own. We also believe these youth have a great deal to teach the world. We are specifically investing in low-income youth who do not own a passport, who have not traveled abroad and youth who doo not have the resources to engage in a cross-cultural study. We further believe that cross-cultural study opens up the possibilities of change, transformation and creativity.
The Lemonade Workshop Series for Girls of Color
The Lemonade Workshop Series for Gxrls of Color is a program designed to center the experiences, voices, and ideas of girls of color. We utilize an intersectional framework to in our approach. This means that we recognize the full experiences of our participants. We center their lived experience by grounding them in an analysis of race, class, gender, and other intersections of identity. We believe in the possibility of our participants and we refuse the narratives of impossibility that have been assigned to girls of color.
This workshop series is designed to serve self-identified gxrls of color in 7th - 12th grade. The workshop series covers a variety of topics ranging from healing, friendship, life experiences, surviving school, mapping your future, and so much more. Our primary purpose is to cultivate a space of joy, learning, and imagination for girls of color while guiding them in the practice of building solidarity and community across difference.
The Lemonade Workshop Series is always free of charge because we believe in making our work accessible.