Our Theory of Change
Jahajee Sisters utilize a three-pronged approach that drives our mission of creating a safe and equitable society for all Indo-Caribbean women. The following approach, centered around our core values, guide our program development:
(1) Self-Awareness – establishing a strong identity as Indo-Caribbean women, understanding our history and our ancestors who have paved the way for this work, and realizing that a true revolution happens from the inside out.
(2) Empowerment – fostering sisterhood and solidarity, honing inner resilience, developing circles of support to heal trauma, developing a shared analysis of intersecting oppressions ingrained in the systems that shape our society, and giving voice to our lived experiences and visions for change through art and cultural work.
(3) Community Organizing – honoring the notion of “each one teach one,” we focus on leadership development, political education and introducing the principles of community organizing. We utilized the arts and activism as a catalyst for change by creating awareness of the issues that affect us as a community and inspiring direct action at the grassroots.