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Through our “Speak & Share” series we engage in salon-style, informal conversations with subject-matter experts facilitating the sharing personal experiences by attendees and providing self-advocacy guidance and feedback.


Speak Truth’s “We See You” events are a series of presentations and panels set to highlight “hidden figures” and “hidden struggles” of women of color.Topics range from women of color leaders in certain industries to the forgotten or invisible fights of incarcerated mothers or our trans sisters.


The Speak Truth Summit is a dynamic conference for WoC by WoC that aims to provide community and a space of healing but also self-advocacy skillsand self-empowerment to attendees. The Summit also provides a platform for vendors who provide goods and services particularly to WoC.

UpComing Events

“We See You” 2019 Sommelier Week Event

Starts 06:00 PM Hyatt Place, 5225 S Harper Ave, Chicago, IL 60615

From June 17th through 23rd, historic Hyde Park will host "Sommelier Week 2019," a week-long premier food, wine,

On Our Backs – The Political Power

Started On: 11:00 AM Hyatt Regency McCormick 2233 S. Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, IL 60616

Recent national and state elections have brought to the forefront the phenomenon of the "WoC vote saving everybody."

Self-Advocacy for WoC in Health Care

Started On: 06:30 PM 1520 E. Harper Court, Chicago, IL 60615

Media coverage over the last two years highlighted systematic and systemic problems in regards to healthcare and wellness

Meet Our Team

Carla Madeleine Kupe, Esq.

Gina Grant

Aisha Ismail

Shakira O’Kane

LeeAnn Marie Moss

Bravetta Hassell

How can you help ?

Short answer: Invest in and support women of color! Resources and platforms dedicated to the empowerment, community, and success of women of color are scarce. Across layers of society and systems, little investment is put into the improvement of the state of women of color in this country and globally. So, how can we move the needle? And, how can YOU help? By sponsoring, supporting, and donating to Speak Truth to enable us to do programming and provide resources that directly impacts girls and women of color and to support and collaborate with other organizations and initiatives, that align with our mission.


You can help make a difference

Our Blog

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Become a Speak Truth Team Member

Speak Truth relies on amazing and gracious volunteers who contribute their time, expertise, and passion to help us fulfill our vision and mission. Speak Truth welcomes all who wish to help with various facets of Speak Truth, from graphic design to social media content and blogging content, website management and marketing. We’re also looking for interns. Join our team!