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WHO WE ARE

The Voices Project hopes to influence culture through training and promoting leaders of color. The Voices Conference is an initiative of The Voices Project which will provide two-days of leadership development rooted in the history and culture of its attendees. 


OUR MISSION | WHY WE EXIST

To influence culture through training and promoting leaders of color.


OUR VISION | HOW WE ACCOMPLISH OUR MISSION

Our vision is to reach leaders of color around the world through a pace-setting national conference that annually connects, trains, and inspires them to be successful cultural influencers in all spheres of society.

 

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WHAT SHAPES US

CORE VALUES

 

 
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DIVERSITY WITHIN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR

 

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THE VOICE OF THE MARGINALIZED AND ISOLATED

 

 
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THE TOOLS OF CRITIQUE AND THE POWER TO INFLUENCE

 

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AN INTEGRAtion of HISTORY, FAITH AND ACTION

 

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COLLABORATION AND COMMUNAL SUPPORT

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. WHAT IS THE VOICES PROJECT?
    The Voices Project is a leadership development organization that elevates the point of view of leaders of color, individually and collaboratively, to ensure culture shifts in a way that benefits communities of color. Please visit our organizational website to learn more about The Voices Project.
  2. TARGET AUDIENCE  
    The Voices Conference is committed to institutional impact, therefore the target audience for our conference is people with power and influence who identify as leaders in their respective field. We expect hundreds of intergenerational leaders from around the country who  influence culture as artists, authors, business leaders, educators, entertainers, pastors and political activists. 
  3. WHAT MAKES THE VOICES CONFERENCE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER CONFERENCES? 
    The conference experience is created by leaders of color for leaders of color. We acknowledge that many leaders of color work alone in majority culture organizations and consequently feel a burden to represent their ethnic people group. Additionally, these leaders are responsible for shifting unhealthy perceptions of their culture. Though tired, they are hopeful that their vision for their community can still be realized. Therefore, intentional effort has been made to create a safe space for leaders of color to be known as their authentic self and collaborate with other cultural influencers.

    1. Plenary speakers are leaders who have a track record of leading from their experience for the benefit of communities of color.

    2. Labs are facilitated to generate conversation and collaboration from participants and will represent each domain of culture (arts, business, church, education, entertainment/media and politics)

    3. Relaxed scheduling is structured to promote rest and acknowledge the unique communal culture of communities

  4. HOW ARE SPEAKERS CHOSEN? 
    Speakers are both local and national leaders who represent 6 domains of culture and are chosen by the conference staff and advisory committee.  
  5. HOW ARE SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS CHOSEN? 
    The conference doesn’t choose sponsors or exhibitors. Both are paid level ways of engaging with the conference and are initiated by like-minded organizations desirous of partnering with The Voices Conference.