Decolonizing Yoga was created to provide news, resources and support following the efforts to protest the 2013 Yoga Journal Conferenced held at the Hyatt Hotel in San Francisco. Hotel Workers, community organizations and unions had been participating in an ongoing boycott against Hyatt to protest working conditions. On Jan. 18th there was a rally in front of the hotel which included a yoga class in protest of YJ’s conference. A Facebook event was also created named “I Pledge Not to Attend or Teach at the 2014 Yoga Journal Conference if the Boycott Continues.” To date almost 300 people have signed on. See news coverage by It’s All Yoga Baby: http://bit.ly/XbEbZV
After the Yoga Journal Conference the Decolonizing Yoga Facebook Page has highlighted the voices of queer people, people of color, disability activists and more in relationship to yoga and countering oppression in general.
Native Youth Leadership Alliance
Native Youth Leadership Alliance was founded with the indigenous values of intergenerational, collective leadership. In July 2009, a core group of Tribal College students self-organized to create a new organization that would embrace indigenous approaches to leadership and community building.
National Council of Women Societies
The National Council of Women is the oldest, non-sectarian Volunteer organization of women in American.
work for women’s equal participation in the economic, social, and political life Lady Jane-Frances Echeozo (President)
Stop Street Harassment
Stop Street Harassment (SSH) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to documenting and ending gender-based street harassment worldwide. Because street harassment is often an invisible problem (especially to people in power) and it is dismissed as being a “minor annoyance,” or the fault of the harassed person, their primarily focus right now is simply to document the problem and demonstrate why it’s a human rights violation that must be addressed. This organization was first started as a website in 2008 and became incorporated as a 501©3 in 2012 in the city of Reston, Virginia.