5 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!

A Long Walk Home for Black Women and Girls Walk
Date: Saturday, October 17 from 10:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Chicago, IL

A Long Walk Home (ALWH)'s Girl/Friends Youth Leaders and Parents, will host a march to end violence against African American girls and women.

For our 3rd annual domestic violence walk in North Lawndale, A Long Walk Home’s Girl/Friends Youth Leaders and their parents will lead a march against the violence that African American girls and women face in their homes, schools, and communities. The march will culminate with a memorial project in Douglass Park, the site at which Rekia Boyd, the unarmed 22-year-old who was fatally shot by police officer. #march4blackgirls
Films at the Schomburg: Queen Nanny
Date: Tuesday, October 20 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: New York, NY

Film director Roy T. Anderson and history professor Harcourt T. Fuller—both of whom are Maroon descendants—present Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess. The film documents the struggle for freedom of the Jamaican maroons led by the 18th century spiritual leader and guerilla tactician Nanny, one of the heroines of black resistance in the New World.

When We Free: Black Women, Girls & Emotional Emancipation (Sisterhood Summit V)
Date: Saturday, October 24 from 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: New York, NY

A program of The Black Girl Project, the Sisterhood Summit began in 2011 as a way give young women and girls from across Brooklyn, the opportunity to come together in a nurturing atmosphere to explore issues that are important to them.

The Summit is also an opportunity for peers to interact with one another in ways which are not normally afforded to them—a space where they can question, interrogate and explore ideals that they may not be exposed to in everyday life.

It’s also a space where they can network, receive pertinent information, and build critical and analytical skills.

Date: Now until November 29, 2015
Location, New York, NY

Academy Award® winner Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave) comes to The Public in the New York premiere of ECLIPSED – the stunning, deeply moving play by award-winning Zimbabwean-American Playwright/Actress, Danai Gurira (co-author of In the Continuum and Michonne on AMC's "The Walking Dead").

Amid the chaos of the Liberian Civil War, the captive wives of a rebel officer band together to form a fragile community – until the balance of their lives is upset by the arrival of a new girl. Drawing on reserves of wit and compassion, ECLIPSED reveals distinct women who must discover their own means of survival in this deeply felt portrait of women finding and testing their own strength in a hostile world of horrors not of their own making.
Hammer Projects: Njideka Akunyili Crosby
Date: Now until January 10, 2016
Location: Los Angelas, CA

Njideka Akunyili Crosby's (b. 1983) large scale works on paper combine collage, drawing, painting, and printmaking, fusing African and American influences and creative traditions. Reflecting on contemporary, postcolonial African cosmopolitanism and her experiences as an expatriate living in America, her intimate paintings provide an important counter-narrative to the often troubled representation of Africa’s complex political and social conditions. This exhibition, comprising a selection of earlier works, marks the artist’s Los Angeles institutional debut, and is presented in conjunction with an exhibition of new works at Art + Practice.