A community is transformed when people work together for a common cause. Platform therefore intends to bring people from the academic, religious, business, grassroots, and nonprofit sectors into one space to empower daring women. In this space, these women will learn how to become effective leaders so they can become a platform for the socially marginalized in our communities.
Women have traditionally been oppressed in their communities. As a result, they have developed unique perspectives from their experiences living on the periphery of society. In spite of their potential and actual contributions to the conversation and work to change communities to mainstream the socially marginalized, they have been excluded or relegated to minor roles. Therefore, Platform wants to create the most conducive space to foster creative and constructive atmosphere for daring women to grow as leaders in their communities. We offer resources, network, and workshops to women so that they may take their visions and effectively transform their communities by establishing social justice, human rights, and dignity for everyone.
While our focus is mainly on daring women, our events are open to everyone.
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
interview with Juliette Lee
S. Juliette Lee grew up 3 miles from the CIA. The daughter of orphaned war survivors, she is dedicated to assisting minority, displaced, or disadvantaged communities. Juliette earned a BA in English and Masters in Teaching from the University of Virginia, and an MFA in Poetry with an Advanced Feminist Studies Certificate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Juliette’s training includes critical pedagogy and intersectional feminist praxis from an ethnic studies standpoint. She has extensive experience mobilizing communities through grassroots fundraising tactics and community dialogue.