6 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!

Sisters @ Eight Presents #BlackGirlsMatter
Date: Friday, September 11, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM (PDT)
Location: Los Angeles, CA

September traditionally is a back to school month - now many schools start in August but we are doing this topic in Sept - in talking about back to school, parents often think of school as a safe space, breath a sign of relief when summer vacation is over and trust that the system will help produce productive adults - but we know better - lots of folks are talking about Black boys being tracked in 3rd grade for prison but not so many talking about Black girls

Black Women for Wellness wants to talk about Black girls, to develop tools, strategies and time that will support our girls in securing an education and not being in the pipeline to prison & slave labor.

Black & Beautiful Women Brunching: Say Her Name. Uplift Her. Empower Her.
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Oakland, CA

Black & Beautiful Women Brunching is a unique brunching experience co-created by a group of young, ambitious and passionate Black Women in the Bay Area to promote collectivism and cultural/social consciousness amongst other Black Women. On September 12th, join us for our inaugural event: Say Her Name. Uplift Her. Empower Her.

This event will be a safe and open space for Black women to gather and network with, empower and celebrate one another while discussing issues that affect our livelihood and well being.

Her Mind Rocks, 2015 Back to School Workshop
Date: Friday, September 11, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Location: Cleveland, OH

The Her Mind Rocks Back to School Workshop, is a wonderful opportunity for young black girls in our community to come together in order to be:

Endowed: Receive great insight, support, and encouragement from community leaders. One lucky girl will have the opportunity to win $200 to spend on back to school supplies, or outfits that will prepare her to feel confident as she embarks on this new school year.
Empower: Be Empowered, as she learns how to use her gifts effectively, and to build well rounded relationships with her peers, while building the skills necessary to break through social, emotional, physical, and spiritual barriers.
Entrust: It’s time to come join together, and to begin accepting and living through the responsibility that we have to one another as women.

Date: Friday, September 11, 2015 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
Location: Oakland, CA

REVOLVE 2015 is a 7-day cinematic and artistic celebration LGBTQIA and Ally Pride. The 2015 Festival will take place September 6th through September 12th in the vibrant, independent arts community of downtown Oakland, California and encompasses exhibition, gallery, club and theater venues throughout the city - including Oakland City Hall. Promotional Partners and supporters include ITVS-PBS, Frameline and The Office of the Mayor of Oakland.

Black Women & the Girl-Child Empowerment Conference
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Dobbs Ferry, NY

Join STSI and partners at our exciting Black Women & the Girl-Child Conference being held on Saturday, September 12th, at Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY. Come hear from our Keynote Speaker Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever on the latest national research related to Black Women & the Girl-Child. Come participate in intergenerational workshops and hear from noted area Black Women and Girls on key issues affecting our community and outcomes related to the girl-child in Westchester County.

The Black Artist Talk
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Olujimi Dance Theatre Founder and Artistic Director Michelle Grant-Murray will lead her second panel discussion concerning the current state and future of Black Arts in South Florida. The series of conversations will serve as a platform to explore, enhance and engage Black Artist into the Arts. Moderator, Michelle Grant-Murray is a professional choreographer, performer, educator, author, Artistic Director of Olujimi Dance Theatre and MDC Jubilation Dance Ensemble, the Coordinator of Dance at Miami Dade College-Kendall Campus. Panelist and Performers include Dr. Keshia N. Abraham, is the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Chair of the Humanities Department, Director of International Education, Associate Professor of English, and a conduit for positive social change. Dr. Abraham earned a Ph.D, in comparative literature from Binghamton University working with world-renowned scholars and artist in the field of African Diasporic women’s literatures, cross-cultural feminisms, and popular education; Prince Emmanuel Aderele, International Artist in Resident at Osun's Village Miami, scared Yoruba dance instructor, choreographer, performer, percussionist from Nigeria; Hattie Mae Williams, Artistic Director/Choreographer of the Tattooed Ballerinas, a company of modern dancers that work with a wide range of movement structures and techniques.