Sistah Circle aims to provide space for women in graduate programs at USC who self-identify as Black to connect with one another and examine personal, academic, professional and social challenges and successes. The program’s mission is grounded in Black Feminist Thought which posits that Black women need safe spaces to participate in activities that give them voice, self-definition, and a sense of belonging.
Sistah Circle activities will include bi-weekly discussions and meetings, collaborative events, and social outings. All activities will be related to the topics of identity, culture, wellness, spirituality, healthy relationships, politics, and the personal development of black women. Membership in the circle is open to anyone, though the purpose and aims of the program are fixed.
Core Sisters are responsible for facilitating group meetings, including setting up venting sessions, creating events, and reaching out to the community and other organizations that will help to further the program’s mission.
Big Sistahs are faculty and staff who would like to host a workshop or present their research to the group. Big sistah’s can also serve as mentors to women in the group.
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