6 Events Featuring Black Women You Don't Want to Miss This Weekend

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 27, 2015 - Monday, August 31, 2015
Location: Austin, TX

Through the generous support of Cousins Properties Incorporated, Runway Underground [theEvolution] presents our inaugural International Afrikan Fashion Week. Each IAFW-A event will not only be another set of firsts RWU is bringing to the city, they will be firsts for many fashion communities in Texas. IAFW-A events will be at various venues in downtown, central and east Austin. IAFW-A will also feature a pre-launch event for RWU's special preview edition of Jíṣé Fashion Journal. Jisé will be Austin’s first conscious diaspora Afrikan fashion, arts, culture, health, lifestyle, beauty and current affairs magazine. IAFW-A will showcase men's and women's apparel of several accomplished Afrikan/Black couture, luxury and chic ready-to-wear fashion designers and accessory artisans working in Austin, Houston, DC, Louisiana, NYC and other cities.

2. Fear No Gumbo Screening
Date: Friday, August 28, 2015 7:00pm
Location: New Orleans, LA

"FEAR NO GUMBO" provides a rare behind-the-scenes look at how the people of New Orleans recovered and are still trying to recover after America’s worst manmade disaster. Some Big tilted University professors have used this disaster as an opportunity also to re write history and own many of the pre and post Katrina stories. Money from government after this disasters has had a massive influence on one of our most beloved cities it’s culture and on the public discourse. Kimberly Rivers-Roberts refuses to be submissive to the hype ironically, that’s exactly what our film is about – while FEMA dollars was spent on infrastructure and donors donated millions to rebuild this city we still have 50,000 volunteers come to New Orleans each year since Katrina 2005.

For more information or to volunteer email fearnogumbo@gmail.com.

3. Ecohybridity: Love Song for NOLA
Date: Friday, August 28, 2015 - Sunday, August 30, 2015
Location: New Orleans, LA

ECOHYBRIDITY is a collaboration of New Orleans-based Black feminist artists, scholars, activists, and organizers--m​any of whom survived Hurricane Katrina.​The visual opera marks the 10​anniversary of Hurricane Katrina as told from a Black feminist voice. ECOHYBRIDITY explores spatial, economic, and ecological inequities, state and interpersonal violence and the privatization of public resources and services in post-Katrina New Orleans. A large-scale conceptual work featuring site-specific installations and roving performances, the plot follows a group of nomadic “SONGBIRDS” as they journey to recover, reclaim, and (re)create home. With the city as its stage, ECOHYBRIDITY will be free and open to the public from August 28-August 30, 2015 and exhibited in accessible public and private locations. For more information see w​ww.galleryofthestreets.org 

4.  for Human Rights Festival
Date: Saturday, August 29, 2015
Location: Los Angelas, CA

Blackout for Human Rights, a collective of creatives dedicated to justice, will present the first annual Blackout Music & Film Festival on August 29 in Los Angeles. Organizations dedicated to social justice including Black Lives Matter, ColorofChange, Million Hoodies, Dream Defenders, Campaign for Black Male Achievement, For Harriet, and more have teamed up to present the festival which includes two special screenings of award-winning films, three featured panels on storytelling, social justice and music, live musical performances, a signature artist showcase and more. 

5. Bodyblast Bootcamps
Date: Sunday, August 30, 2015 11:00am
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Come out and sweat with Lita Lewis as she leads a fun but challenging bootcamp that’ll leave you sweating and inspired! The Body Blast Bootcamp is one hour of high-powered movement with a focus on explosiveness and power. You can expect high intensity intervals with lots of plyometrics that specifically targets the lower body and core. You will be using your very own body weight as Lita leads you through a series of drills that are orchestrated to increase your speed, agility and strength that will no doubt test your limits and push your boundaries!

As Lita would say, don’t just train to look like an athlete, train to perform like one! It’s time to work!

6. #StillMiseducated
Date: Sunday, August 30, 2015 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Creative collective, The Culture LP, is proud to present, #StillMiseducated, a pop-up exhibition in collaboration with emerging visual artist, Imani Shanklin Roberts. Please join us as the artist unveils a body of work that visually dissects the breadth and depth of one of the most culturally significant records of our time, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”. Guests will also groove to tunes by DJ Anna Collecta, enjoy a live performance from the talented Saba Jenga, and have a chance to win gifts from our sponsors.

There will also be a special silent auction to benefit the work of The Future Project.