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Ethels Club

Ethels Club is a social and wellness club designed to celebrate people of color, online and IRL.

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MEET ETHEL'S CLUB

Ethels Club is a social and wellness club designed with people of color in mind. We believe that people of color deserve space, online and IRL, that centers and celebrates who they are. 

 

 

THE PROBLEM

As people of color we lack representation in most spaces and often find ourselves on the outside looking in, or belonging to communities that do not fully embrace our celebration, language or spirit.

“People of color are often so familiar with navigating white spaces that even when there’s a possibility of bringing more of ourselves into a room, we simply don’t know how. We’ve assimilated to white cultural conditioning, and that assimilation has become part of our identity. While this can help us “get ahead,” the compromise is that we forget what it feels like to be our whole selves.”

- Kelsey Blackwell, author and activist

 

THE MISSION

I have always craved and sought out spaces and communities that made me feel safe. Whenever I enter a space, I always hope that I’m able to leave my burdens at the door and feel fully comfortable in all facets of my identity. However, as a Black woman, this often isn’t my reality. When I started to look particularly within the landscape of social clubs and other third spaces, I found this to be even less of the case. That’s when the wheels really began to turn and the idea of Ethel’s Club became less of an idea and more of a necessity that had to be created.

Ethels Club was made so that people can reclaim and redefine the parts of themselves that have been repressed and neglected. We provide a physical and digital space for members to build, empower and support one another.

 

THE SOLUTION

We believe that people of color deserve space to heal & thrive.

At Ethel’s Club, we see our members as unique individuals that deserve care, celebration, and healing. When we’re given the tools to thrive as individuals, we create new worlds when we come together as a community.

Our clubhouse is home to a 4,500 sq ft space that includes a podcast studio, a wellness room, library, rotating art gallery, quiet rooms and a boutique that carries items created by artisans of color. Due to Covid-19 we have shut down the clubhouse and built a digital space online, with the same goal.

What's included in the digital membership?

Virtual programming held three times a day centering wellness, culture and community.

The ability to connect with other members around the world

Access to a writing club, book club, design club and others

Exclusive job postings

Perks and discounts

All for $17/month.

 

 

WHAT'S NEXT

What does the world look like when it's built by a team of Black and brown folks who are invested in each other's well-being and joy? It's our mission and we want you to join the movement.

While our clubhouse is closed, its important that we continue to show up for our community and support all of the creatives building platforms and providing unique experiences.

We're committed to building Ethels Club for anyone who believes in the empowerment of marginalized communities. This is a space for our voices, which are so often marginalized, to be heard. When the community is nurtured and empowered, everyone benefits.

The funds from this campaign will go toward supporting local creatives through programming within the digital clubhouse and gifting memberships to folks building towards liberation and leading radical change within their communities.

If you're interested in learning more about how to get involved, please email naj@ethelsclub.com

The team behind Ethel's Club

 

All funds raised on the iFundWomen platform will be used to grow our digital community.

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

06/30/2020
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$1,000
Elle
06/23/2020
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$10
06/14/2020
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$150
Sarah Spice
06/09/2020
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$50
Musicians for Social Justice
06/07/2020
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$20
Emily Bergmann
06/05/2020
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$20
Molly Haley
06/04/2020
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$50
Jordan
06/04/2020
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$50
06/03/2020
Care For Your Homies t-shirt
$35
Sydney Baker
06/02/2020
Sleep Box
$50
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Contribute what you can to support Ethel's Club. All funds will go to artists, creators and practitioners working to empower people of color and towards free memberships that will be given to folks doing positive work in their communities.

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Contribute what you can to support Ethel's Club. All funds will go to artists, creators and practitioners working to empower people of color and towards free memberships that will be given to folks doing positive work in their communities.

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