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Below is updated information about the Color of Violence III Conference, including registration information. Our website,, has also been updated with this info!

INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence
and INCITE! New Orleans present:


Stopping the War on Women of Color
March 11-13, 2005
Historic Treme Community
New Orleans, LA

The many forms of violence experienced on a daily basis by women of color around the world amount to nothing less than a global war on Women of Color. Color of Violence III will provide an opportunity for women of color to develop and share organizing strategies to address this global assault on women of color. We will share strategies on how to stop this war on all fronts, including: domestic violence; sexual violence; denial of reproductive rights; police brutality; the "War on Terror"; poverty; violence against bisexual, lesbian, intersex, transgender, and two-spirit women of color; attacks on immigrants' rights and Indian treaty rights; gentrification and denial of affordable housing.

INCITE! is a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and their communities through direct action critical dialogue and grassroots organizing.

The Color of Violence is an international gathering and action of women of color workers; organizers; scholars; artists; students; and activists organizing to stop the war on women of color. The goals of Color of Violence III are to:

  • Examine the various forms of violence committed against women of color.
  • Mobilize women of color from diverse walks of life, throughout the country to organize around all forms of violence in their lives.
  • Share organizing models and build skills to strengthen our grassroots organizing.


Pre-Conference Organizing Institute
Friday March 11, 2005 9:00 - 5:00 p.m.
This Organizing Institute is reserved for INCITE! chapters, affiliates and grassroots women of color organizations.

Women of Color Film & Art Festival
Friday March 11, 2005 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
This event is open to the public.

Color of Violence III: Conference Schedule
Friday, March 11, 2005
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Opening Plenary
9:30 p.m. Dance party

Saturday, March 12, 2005
9:00 - 10:45 a.m. Opening Plenary
11:30 - 1:30 p.m. Concurrent Workshops
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Lunch
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Concurrent Workshops
5:00 - 7:30 p.m. March & Demonstration to Stop the War on Women of Color followed by an Open-mic/Speak Out
7:30 - 10:00 p.m. Concert
10:00 p.m. Dance party

Sunday, March 13, 2005
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Caucusing/Concurrent Workshops
11:30 - 1:30 p.m. Plenary
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Closing-Second Line (a traditional Jazz street procession and celebration)

Conference participants include:

  • Rabab Abdulhadi, Union of Palestinian Women's Associations
  • Sung E Bai, CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities
  • Alma Bulawan, Buklod ng Kababaihan (Advocates for survivors of sex work and trafficking; based in Philippines)
  • Angela Y. Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz, History of Consciousness Department
  • Debra Harry, Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism
  • Joo-Hyun Kang, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
  • Pamela Kingfisher, Former Coordinator, Native Americans for a Clean Environment
  • Barbara Major, The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond & St. Thomas Health Services
  • Marta Ojeda, Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras
  • Ella Shohat, New York University, Departments of Art and Public Policy and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Lateefah Simon, San Francisco's Center for Young Women's Development
  • Barbara Smith, Co-founder, Combahee River Collective & Co-founder, Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press
  • Mililani Trask, Indigenous Women's Network


Registration is limited so please register early. The participation of women of color will be prioritized. If space remains after all women of color who wish to attend the conference have been accommodated, our allies are most welcome to attend. PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Please print.

    Name ______________________________________________________________
    Organization _________________________________________________________
    Address _____________________________________________________________
    City State and Zip _____________________________________________________
    Phone _______________________________________________________________
    Email _______________________________________________________________
    Race/Ethnicity ________________________________________________________
    Special Requests
    Requests must be received by: January 31, 2005
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    ____Access ___Child care
    (Number and age(s) of children_____________________________)
    Other (please specifically describe the accommodation requested):                    


The cost of the conference is on a sliding scale from $5 - $200, depending on how much you can pay. We are asking legal, professional, and government agencies to pay $200, and education institutions and non-profits to pay $100. Allies are asked to pay $50 - $200. Please make checks payable to NCHRE and send registration forms and donations to:

Janelle White
University of New Orleans Women's Center
201 Earl K. Long Library
New Orleans, LA 70148
Registration Fee Enclosed: $________


How You Can Help!

__ Yes, I would like to help publicize the conference. Please send me conference flyers and materials.

__ Yes, I can volunteer during the conference. Please contact me.



Color of Violence III is our first conference held in a local community setting, the Historic Treme Community of New Orleans. Recognized as one of the oldest and largest free people of color settlements in the U.S., the Treme neighborhood embodies a history and culture of resistance.


Conference participants are responsible for their own lodging. Local hostels include:

  • Marquette House, Hostelling International-New Orleans 504-523-3014
    $29 per night. 2.5 miles from conference site; located 1 block from streetcar and bus line

Discounted room rates are available to conference attendees at the following hotels:

  • Days Inn-Canal St. 504-586-0110
    $59 per night. Deadline for reservation at this rate-Feb. 10, 2005; Conference Code-COLO; 10 blocks from conference site; located on streetcar and bus line
  • Radisson Hotel New Orleans 504-522-4500
    $89 per night. Deadline for reservation at this rate-Jan. 26, 2005; 9 blocks from conference site; located on streetcar and bus line
  • Hampton Inn Downtown 504-529-9990
    $129 per night. Deadline for reservation at this rate-Feb. 19, 2005; 10 blocks from conference site; conveniently located to streetcar and bus line
  • International House 800-633-5770
    $139 - $179 per night. Four star hotel; 1 mile from conference site; located on streetcar line and bus line


Louis Armstrong International Airport is located 21 miles NW of downtown New Orleans. A cab ride from the airport to Treme/French Quarter is approximately $28. Bus fare for the Airport-Downtown Express is $1.60.

Shuttle service is available from the airport to area hotels for $13 (per person, one way). A number of hotels are located in walking distance of the conference site. The conference is also accessible to nearby hotels via the bus line and Canal Streetcar Line ($1.25 each way).


Conference participants are asked to be responsible for their own meals.


Organizing for the Color of Violence III is occurring through the country. You can get involved too:


  • Educate yourself on the various forms of violence and oppression women of color experience here in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Analyze how violence committed against women of color and poor communities of color is connected to other social, political, environmental, and economic issues you may work on.


  • Join a COV III Committee workgroup (e-mail us at to join).
  • Organize a contingent of women of color in your area to attend the conference.
  • If you're not a women of color, help organize transportation for people from your area, or
  • Fund a scholarship, help with logistics, provide childcare, or hold a fundraiser.


  • Spread information about INCITE! & the Color of Violence Conference at community events and meetings you attend.
  • Refer people to our website:
  • Encourage women of color you know to register for the Color of Violence III.
  • Hand out fliers & share this brochure with others you know.
  • Donate ad space in your organization's newsletter and send to your mailing list.


Your financial and in-kind assistance will support women of color organizing and bring awareness to the multiple forms of violence to which women of color are subjected. Contributions are tax-deducible and no contribution is too small.

Conference Contact:

Janelle White
University of New Orleans Women's Center


The Color of Violence III is brought to you by INCITE! New Orleans and INCITE! National, with additional local support provided by the University of New Orleans Women's Center

INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence is a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and their communities through direct action, critical dialogue and grassroots organizing. For more information, see our website at: