Mothering Justice is a leadership development and advocacy organization. We have worked for the past 4 years to train hundreds of individuals on how they can influence public policy. Through our two in-person fellowships and large training conferences, we’ve been able to connect would-be-activist to trained experienced leaders. This year we are creating a program that will be accessible to more people in Michigan and around the country.
Our newest program is a 9-month online fellowship called Mamas’ University. The course offers a holistic approach to developing women leaders. Women do not lead single issue lives and in order to build an activist mother it requires addressing all of her relationship issues. This would encompass her relationship with herself, her family and most importantly, her relationship with power.
This training course will give a historical viewpoint of organizing that centers women of color. We prepare our fellows to take on the issues of today by being empowered by the lessons of the past. Fellows will also be supported by one-on-one coaching with Mothering Justice staff. We’ll guide them through their journey to the next level of their personal leadership. Our goal is to provide the tools and resources needed to assist fellows in growing power in their homes, their neighborhoods and their communities.