9 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!

Black Lives Matter Speaker Series with Dr. Tricia Rose, Dr. Brittney Cooper, Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, and Marlanda Dekine, LMSW
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location: Spartanburg, SC
An $8,000 grant from The Humanities Council SC is assisting the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of South Carolina Upstate to host a speaker series on 21st century race relations entitled “Black Lives Matter” this fall. This series is a collaborative effort among USC Upstate faculty members Dr. Lisa Johnson, Dr. Carmen Harris, Dr. Cassandra Jones and Dr. Laura Jennings, with support from numerous offices and departments on campus, as well as Chapman Cultural Center, the Urban League of the Upstate, and Spoken Word Spartanburg.

Women for Justice or Else
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
Location: Washington, DC

Join us as we strategize in preparation for and in solidarity with the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March Justice or Else, October 10, 2015 (10.10.15) on the grounds of the U. S. Capitol.

As sisters we must join hands, hearts, minds, and spirits to strengthen ourselves in the interest of our homes and our communities.

Salsa, Soul, Sushi & Samosas - Building Bridges
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 8:00 PM - Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 1:00 AM (EDT)
Location: Louisville, KY

This highly-anticipated annual event brings together like-minded non-profit organizations and supportive partners to celebrate diversity in our community. SSSS promotes inclusion amongst different backgrounds, thinking styles, ethnicity and cultures in Louisville.

Sangria Sunday with BOLD
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Location: New York, NY

Join BOLD for SANGRIA SUNDAY!! This will be another inspiring night of food, fun and music with fellow Black Women in Theatre. Hope to see you there!

Women in West Africa
Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Location: Cambridge, MA

On Tuesday September 29, 2015, the West African Research Association and The YWCA Cambridge will host a panel discussion that should be of interest to both the general public and more specifically the Kendall Square community. This will be the kick-off event for our annual Giving Common Campaign.

From Queen Nzingha in the 17th century who bravely fought and defended her people, to Funmilayo Ransome Kuti well-known Nigerian women’s rights activist and mother of musician activist Fela Kuti in the mid-20th century, African women continue to take leadership roles on the continent and beyond. Today Folorunsho Alakija is one of the richest women in the world and a pioneer in philanthropy.

Black Women Millionaires Blueprint Tour - Los Angeles
Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
Location: Marina del Rey, CA

4 hours of fun, deep connection, and mind-blowing business training that is custom designed for Black Women entrepreneurs serious about making paper! Imagine it. You. Me. And a loving gathering of other purpose-driven, high-achieving, super successful like-hearted sister entrepreneurs learning the PROVEN internal secrets and external strategies of Black Women Millionaires (from a Black Woman Millionaire) that the country club “in-crowd” will NEVER tell YOU (#holla) so YOU can do the same. And to top it all off, you will enjoy our signature “Money Mogul™ Entrepreneur’s Market Match Reception” immediately following the workshop, with delicious appetizers and a drinks (complimentary as my gift to you)!

CBWW Presents AHSI Healthy Families, Healthy Communities Conference
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)
Location: Atlanta, GA

Healthy Families Healthy Communities Conference featuring a full day of Free education and interaction. The conference offers members of the medical, social services, nonprofit and citizen communities the opportunity to hear up-to-the-moment research, success stories and insights from a variety of resources involved in ensuring successful maternal and infant outcomes.
Black Women for Wellness Get Smart B4U Get Sexy present: Speaking Truth to Power Reproductive Justice Conference
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Black Women are under-represented in elected office. However Black women vote in higher numbers than any other demographic group in the country, and control 85 billion dollars annually in spending power. This year's BWW conference is highlighting issues impacting Black women and girls and sharing ways on how we can cultivate our economic and electoral power into meaningful change. Now more than ever, it is important to have collective strategies and clear solutions as we move into the 2016 election year.

Carrie Mae Weems Lecture At NYU
Date: Friday, October 2, 2015 at 6:30 PM (EDT)
Location: New York, NY

Influential artist Carrie Mae Weems, whose career spans over three decades, will give a lecture at NYU’s Steinhardt Hall on October 2.

Organized by Performa Institute curator Adrienne Edwards, as part of the institution’s Portrait of the Artists Series, Weems lecture promises to be exciting as well as enlightening.