Relevant Voices Committee

Purpose:  To provide input on how MWP can grow and expand our awareness/knowledge on issues related to social justice, diversity, systemic racism, equity, accessibility for members, clients, and the community.   

Activities: We will plan outreach and community activities for MWP members to participate in that are relevant and related to the above mentioned issues.   The activities will be centered around gathering input through investigation/research, surveys, focus groups, informal  gatherings, personal perspective writings, etc.   We will seek to build relationships with agencies, groups, communities, and individuals that may be appropriate over time. Meetings: Once a month plus additional tasks as they come up. 

 FFI: Sam Franklin

Brown Girl Therapy-Sahaj Kohli


“Brown Girl Therapy is a digital community and its mission is three-fold: 1. I hope to remind children of immigrants that you deserve belonging and joy, to be heard and seen, and to exist as you are. 2. I want to encourage connection and really lean into community care as a form of self care. In this capacity, we will start rolling out themed and intimate conversation clubs and workshops/events. 3. I want to build out mental health education and resources. This is for the community to have access to content and resources to help you name and identify your own experiences. On the flip side, I hope to build out resources and education for                                                                 mental health professionals to better serve our community.”

Invisible Women: Data Bias in World Designed for Men 

by Caroline Criado Pérez

“Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and make crucial decisions. But because so much data fails to take into account gender, because it treats men as the default and women as atypical, bias and discrimination are baked into our systems. And women pay tremendous costs for this bias, in time, money, and often with their lives.

Celebrated feminist advocate Caroline Criado Perez investigates the shocking root cause of gender inequality and research in Invisible Women, diving into women’s lives at home, the workplace, the public square, the doctor’s office, and more. Built on hundreds of studies in the US, the UK, and around the world, and written with energy, wit, and sparkling intelligence, this is a groundbreaking, unforgettable exposé that will change the way you look at the world.”

Relevant Voices Sharing Resources

Sweetheart Dancers – Documentary by director Ben-Alex Dupris

Ways to to watch the documentary:

“Indigenous dancers Sean and Adrian challenge the rulebook of San Manuel’s Native American Sweetheart Special as they attempt to compete in the annual couple’s competition. Dancing not only against the other dancers, but against the drums of oppression and closed-mindedness, this two-spirit couple is determined to rewrite the rules of “one man, one woman” with their resplendent charisma, character and resilience.”