7 Events Featuring Black Women You Don't Want To Miss

Check out these upcoming events featuring black women and continue to send events that are centered around black womanhood to events@forharriet.com. Be sure to check back each week for new events!

1. Black Girl Forum: An Open Town Hall For, By, And About Black Women & Girls
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM 
Location: Brooklyn, NY

This FREE event will amplify the voices and concerns of Black women and girls surrounding a number of topics, then begin to strategize suggestions for individual, community, and institutional solutions. The findings will be published in a FREE document that will be published digitally.

2. Live Webcast: The Breakthrough
Date: Friday, July 17, 2015 7:00 PM

This season, dance prodigy Misty Copeland broke not one, but two major cultural barriers: she became American Ballet Theatre's first African-American female principal dancer less than a week after being the first black ballerina to star in ABT's Swan Lake at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Why is this breakthrough possible now, and what does this civil rights triumph mean for the future of ballet's performers and its audience? Join us for a conversation with Copeland and dance legends Raven Wilkinson and Carmen de Lavallade, moderated by author Susan Fales-Hill.

Watch a live video webcast of the sold-out show at 7pm here.

3. A Freak Show for S.
Date: Friday, July 17, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Miami, FL

With Annabel Guérédrat, choreographer & performer.

The "Freak show for S." is originally a solo created in March 2010 as a tribute to the Black Venus, Sarah Baartman. The common thread is the Hottentot women exposed, naked like animals fair in Europe in the early nineteenth century.

"A freak show for S." marked an anchor point in my identitarian construction, by explodingthe myth of identity. This performance needed to go through different phases: In order to create “A freak show for S.”, I initially hand wrote, in a process of automatic writing the text that underlies the entire performance. Everything is said in the text: error to be a female, error to be a mixed race, error to be there at the place where I position myself, error to be (to exist).

4. Power Brunch: Don't Waste Your Pretty with Demetria Lucas D'oyley
Date: Sunday, July 19, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Join us for our our third Power Brunch!!!

Savvy, fabulous and ohhhh so Brooklyn.

Amazing Fusion dishes as we speak to author and relationship expert, Demetria Lucas D'oyley. She is the star of the popular Bravo show, Blood Sweats & Heels. Demetria's resume is amazingly awesome. Join us for Brunch, conversation and more at one of the best backyards in Brooklyn!

Think umbrella tables while sipping, dining and chatting!

5. Black Girls CODE Summer Camp Durham-Raleigh, NC (Ages 13+)
Date: Monday, July 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM - Friday, July 24, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Location: Durham, North Carolina

Our day camps provide five days of hands-on, project-based instruction, where young ladies ages 13- 17 engage in tech instruction. The camps run for six hours a day with lunch, breaks, community building, field trips and of course coding! Our camps offer a space where girls of color can learn computer science and coding principles in the company of other girls like themselves and with mentorship from women they can see themselves becoming. Camp runs from 9am- 4pm Monday- Friday with a graduation ceremony on the last day of programming from 6-8pm.

6. The Sister Circle Workshop for Black Women Suffering from Anxiety, Depression, & Suicide
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: New York, NY

This is a workshop event featuring acclaimed panelists from varies industries to share and advise on the topics of: anixety, depression, and sucicide. The FREE event is a safe space of healing for Black women who are struggling with their mental health, who want to learn how to deal with certain mental triggers, and those who are interested in learning positive practices to combat mental health issues. 
Date: Thursday, July 23, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Brooklyn, NY

This month's guest is Luvvie Ajayi, best known for her awesome blog, AwesomelyLuvvie.com. She is also the Co-founder and Executive Director of The Red Pump Project, as well as a FOCUS Fellow '12 alumna.

Hosting the fireside chat is digitalundivided (DID)'s Founder and Managing Director, Kathryn Finney. DID is a social enterprise that finds, supports, and trains urban tech entrepreneurs. It also leads a number of other important initiatives including:
#ProjectDiane, a project that disrupts pattern-matching in tech by identifying black women founders of tech enabled companies
START, a program in partnership with the United Negro College Fund that teaches startup basics to students at Historically Black Colleges.

Don't miss the third installment of Innovation Thursdays this summer, presented by digitalundivided and Etsy!