5 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!

A Joyous Revolt: Toni Cade Bambara, Writer and Activist
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015  from 4:00PM to 6:00PM (EDT)
Location: Washington, DC 

"A Joyous Revolt is the first-ever, full-length biography of a trailblazing artist who championed black women in her fiction as well as in her life. This incisive study provides a comprehensive treatment of Bambara's published and unpublished works, and it also documents her emerging vision of her role as an agent of change."

Linda Janet Holmes is a writer, independent scholar, curator and long-time women's health activist. She is the co-editor, with Cheryl A. Wall, of "Savoring The Salt: The Legacy of Toni Cade Bambara." Her writing including articles in medical journals and essays in feminist journals has been pivotal in contributing to a resurgence of international recognition of the significance of African American midwifery practices.

Next Generation Women of Color Summit
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 5:00PM (EDT)
Location: Boston, MA

The National Black Women's Society (NBWS) is an organization committed to leading and empowering women of color to develop their personal and professional lives by providing tools and access through networking, leadership development and civic engagement.

The Next Generation Women of Color Summit targets emerging women leaders of color who represent some of the leading for-profit and non-profit organizations across industries. The Summit celebrates diverse leadership and helps to further develop the potential of women and girls of color who are leaders of today and tomorrow. Dynamic speakers share expertise and tools that cater to the millennial generation regarding leadership, business and entrepreneurship, volunteerism, health and wellness, career advancement, and more.

Keynote Speakers:
Issa Rae, Writer/Producer, Issa Rae Productions
Jackie Jenkins-Scott, President Wheelock College

Sojourner Truth Women’s Leadership Reception
Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:00 PM - Friday, September 18, 2015 at 12:00 AM (EDT)
Location: Washington, DC

Join us for an officially sponsored Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) event as we kickoff the Sojourner Truth Legacy Project at the 45th Annual Legislative Conference.

This reception provides an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the leadership provided by the women of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). It is designed to build a dynamic, nationwide, intergenerational network of African American and multicultural women committed to harnessing the power of women around issues important to them. The women of the CBC present the Sojourner Truth "Woman of Truth" Award to women excelling in her leadership and commitment in the spirit of Sojourner Truth.

Last year, over 300 guests registered to network, mingle and dance with the dozens of dynamic females in attendance who represented some of the most influential industries. Guest appearances included Trina and Towanda Braxton and a host of other phenomenal women who support the mission of the "Woman of Truth" Award. Just like in year's past, this event is one to not miss!

I Don't Know How She Does It: Secrets of Mutitasking Mamas
Date: Friday, September 18, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location: New York, NY

Join MyMommyVents Friday, September 18th as we take a closer look at moms who appear to be doing it all at the next session of the "Mommy Vents" Discussion Series. "I Don't Know How She Does It: Secrets of Multitasking Mamas" will share the secrets of how busy moms tackle motherhood, business, wellness and more.

Doors open at 5:30pm, so that you may enjoy cocktails and appetizers while you mingle with other moms. Discussion starts at 6:00pm.

The Lost History: Black Women during Slavery
Date: Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
Location: New York, NY

This upcoming month, The American Museum of Natural History will be presentating The Lost History: Black Women Struggle Slavery. This documentary captures the experiences of black women as never seen before. It depicts black women as field workers, wives, mothers in a world of exploitation and psychological repression. By understanding the historical role of black women and by reconstructing their experinces, our society can better address the problems that affect the black family today as family formation and disruption.