11 Events Featuring Black Women You Don't Want to Miss This Week

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!
Date: Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Celebrate Black Follicles while highlighting the social injustice of unequal hair rights. BAD HAIR Uprooted brings to light the social injustice that Black people don't have the fundamental human right to wear their tresses natural.

The pictured hairdos---like Afros, Dreadlocks and Cornrows, perfectly natural for African strands---are still stereotyped and considered fads unfit for the workplace with devastating consequences for Black follicles. 73% of African American women are suffering from relaxer-induced alopecia, hair loss related to chemical straighteners.

2. “Who Taught You How to Love Yourself? Black Womyn!” Oakland Artmurmur OPENING Jam!
Date: Friday, August 7, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
Location: Oakland, CA

Join Omi Gallery for our monthly Opening reception in collaboration with Oakland Art Murmur & First Fridays! Meet photographer/filmmaker April Martin, Buy Art, and get your Afropunk groove on w/ AFROFONIX w/ Special Guests Wazi & JayMarie Hill!

3. WE ARE EVERY WOMAN! Black Women's Roundtable Economic/Health Justice Summit
Date: Friday, August 7, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM (CDT)
Location: Birmingham, AL

Join us as we engage, educate and inspire women from all across our community at the Black Women's Roundtable Economic & Health Justice Summit. Our theme is "WE ARE EVERY WOMAN!" Our featured speakers include Congresswoman Terri Sewell and entreprenuer Porsha Williams, star of "the Real Housewives of Atlanta". The event is free and open to the public. Also, lunch, books and other giveaways will be provided at no cost.

4. Black Career Women's Network - BOSSMoves VIP Pre-Conference Celebration
Date: Friday, August 7, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

This is your VIP invite to kick off our Conference and celebrate continued prosperity in your career or business with Host Janell Hazelwood, CEO of #TheBOSSMoves. We will talk about how to take your life and career to the next level over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Start making moves the BOSS Way!

5. LIFT 2015 (Ladies Improving Fitness Together)
Date: Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM (EDT)
Location: Gloucester Township, NJ

LIFT 2014 (Ladies Improving Fitness Together) is designed to help women with a common goal learn to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Classes are $10 (sign up for 4 classes pay $35) Classes instructes by certified personal trainer every Saturday morning at 8am! Bring yoga mat, bottled water and choice hand weights! Paypal Available for online registration!! T-shirt included with registration!

6. Womeneur™ Picnic & Empowerment Chat
Date: Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Join Certified Coach, Marguerite Pierce on Saturday, August 8thfor a “Picnic & Empowerment Chat” as she discusses how mass media, social media and external influences can deflate your confidence in your career, love life and physical appearance.

During this informative afternoon, she will walk you through her own personal experiences and discuss the essential components of finding your personal happiness and how to boost your overall sense of worth.

Enjoy lovely day at Prospect Park receiving complimentary Henna tattoos from the amazing artist Oluwatoyin Tella and a variety of refreshing-flavored iced tea from Yummy Love Tea. It’s a picnic, so pack a picnic basket, bring a blanket and don’t forget to bring a friend or two!

7. Redefining HERstory: The REAL Impact of Media Stereotypes of Women of Color
Date: Monday, August 10, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Location: New York, NY

During this engaging event, founder Sil Lai Abrams will use Truth In Reality’s Media Advocacy Toolkit to lead an interactive presentation on how media consumers can critically analyze the media they are consuming and become change agents in the Redefining HERstory movement to reshape the media representation of women of color. Attendees will be shown clips from popular media to illustrate how these images are contributing toward a culture of violence between and against women of color, followed by an opportunity for attendees to share their voices on the greater social impact of the mediasociety is consuming. This event is a forum to discuss how Truth In Reality and attendees can use their collective influence to empower others to become change agents and help reshape the way women and girls of color are portrayed in the media on a global level.

8. MahoganyBooks presents a Booksigning with Ms. Jessie's Miko Branch!
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Location: Baltimore, MD

You don't want to miss this special evening with natural hair care industry icon, Miko Branch of Ms. Jessie's fame! Join MahoganyBooks and radio host, LaDawn Black on August 12, 2015 at 6:30PM for an amazing evening of candid discussion with Miko Branch, the Chief Executive Officer of the dynamic Miss Jessie’s — the company that revolutionized the hair care industry. 

9. Black Girl Forum II: An Open Town Hall For, By, And About Black Women & Girls
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
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.

Date: Thursday, August 13, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Location: New York, NY

We are pleased to present Made in Her image, a solo exhibition featuring work by Debra Cartwright. Cartwright is a Harlem based artist with Art Studio and Art History degrees from the University of Virginia and Parsons School of Design.
Sampling from classic venus figural poses, Cartwright depicts the femininity, vulnerability and humanity of black women. Her paintings use light and fluidity to draw the viewer into a fantastical representation of the natural form. She believes in the potential for her paintings to encourage discussion of the strong black woman trope still prevalent in society.

She is a watercolor artist influenced by the fashion and beauty images that dominate the media landscape. Her effeminate collage materials, flower petals and gold leaf, enforce this goddess motif. Cartwright encourages audiences to consider these feminine representations of black women as spaces for psychological and socio-political exploration.

11. AAWIC Women of Excellence Salute
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)
Location: New York, NY

African American Women in Cinema (AAWIC) is proud to announce the “Women of Excellence Salute”. This major event will take place on August 13, 2015 at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City. The program is designed to honor women who have excelled in their respective industries and who have demonstrated exemplary talent. These extraordinary women have also paved the way for those who are following in their paths.

AAWIC has selected Bras for Hope, a breast cancer awareness, non-profit organization to be the beneficiary of this program. Their mission is to educate, inform and advocate for women who are underinsured, non-insured, and are in need of post-mastectomy garments.