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!

Date: Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Harlem, NY

Join ZNews Africa and exciting influencers, thought leaders and practitioners for an interactive panel event, which will examine a range of engaging topics using hair as the lens.

Food provided by Sisters Caribbean Cuisine, a staple of East Harlem, that has been providing the community with authentic home cooked flavors for over 20 Years!

2. World Black Women Congress
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
 Location: Ontario, CA

This congress will engage Women Change Agents (WCA) from around the globe in shifting failing paradigms to successful prisms of Passion, Power and Purpose. Workshop Topics include:

Creating Healing Relationships to maximize legacy
Tracking Oxytosin to the demise of Marriages in the black community
Breakthrough social barriers through prayers
A call to action: Youth Privileges
Transformation through the dance movements
Formulating your Business statement through personal style
Language of Money
Sister Circle
And much more

3. Women And Civil Rights Exhibition
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Location: Augusta GA

Women have played a key, but often unrecognized role in The Civil Rights Movement. From educators, to politicians, to fierce activists they have influenced the course of history and inspired generations. This exhibition explores their contributions and impact.

Women And Civil Rights Exhibition has historic documents, photographs, art, lectures, films and features four amazing women: Shirley Chisholm, Angela Davis, Dorothy Height, and Mary McLeod Bethune. 

4. Panel: An Intellectual History of Black Women
Date: Sunday, August 2, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts 02568

Moderated by Evelyn Higginbotham. Featuring the four editors of the new book "Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women" (University of North Carolina Press, 2015).

Despite recent advances in the study of black thought, black women intellectuals remain often neglected. This collection of essays by fifteen scholars of history and literature establishes black women’s places in intellectual history by engaging the work of writers, educators, activists, religious leaders, and social reformers in the United States, Africa, and the Caribbean. All four editors of this book will be here for what it certain to be a lively and stimulating panel. Evelyn Higginbotham is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African and African American Studies at Harvard.

5. Killing Black Women: Race, Gender & Capital Punishment
Date: Sunday, August 2, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: Chicago, IL

Join Project NIA and Gallery 400 to kick off a month of events focused on how Black women have been and continue to be targets of state violence. A number of Chicago groups have come together in the wake of Dante Servin's acquittal to organize a series of events during Black August that will highlight and lift up the stories and experiences of cis and trans Black women who are currently or have been targets of state violence.

6. Patti LaBelle, Common, Rev. Al Sharpton Headline Atlanta AHF Show Marking 50th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act

Date: Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Location: Atlanta, GA

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest AIDS organization, and the AHF Black AIDS Crisis Taskforce (ABACT) will host a free concert and voter registration rally on August 6th at 7 PM at the historic FOX Theatre in Atlanta, GA to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and draw attention to health disparities that continue to affect communities of color. Featuring live music performances by legendary singer/actress Patti LaBelle, Grammy- and Oscar-winning rapper/actor Common, a keynote address by National Action Network Founder and President Rev. Al Sharpton and appearances by other special guests including the Prancing Elites of Oxygen Media’s The Prancing Elites Project, "Vote 2 End HIV: #BlackVotesMatter!" will issue a grassroots call-to-action for black voters to play an active role in the 2016 elections and call for increased governmental resources directed towards the prevention, care and treatment for HIV/AIDS in black and Latino communities—the ethnic groups statistics show are the most affected by HIV.

7. WE ARE EVERY WOMAN! Black Women's Roundtable Economic/Health Justice Summit
Date: Friday, August 7, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Birmingham, AL

Join us as we engage, educate and inspire women from all across our community at the Black Women's Roundtable Economic & Health Justice Summit. Our theme is "WE ARE EVERY WOMAN!" Our featured speakers include Congresswoman Terri Sewell and entreprenuer Porsha Williams, star of "the Real Housewives of Atlanta". The event is free and open to the public. Also, lunch, books and other giveaways will be provided at no cost.

8. Miss Black USA Pageant 2015
Date: Friday, August 7, 2015 at 7:30 PM - Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 10:00 PM
Location: Washington, DC

The Miss Black U.S.A. Pageant and Scholarship Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit corporation. It's more than a pageant, it's a movement.

The Miss Black U.S.A. Pageant celebrates scholastic achievement and believes that education is the key to lifelong success and empowerment. The Miss Black USA Pageant promotes education and leadership by providing scholarship opportunities to its winners.

The Miss Black USA Pageant is a community driven organization and is committed to addressing health and education --- two leading social issues in the African American community. The winners of the official "Miss Black USA" state pageants use their civic platform to promote awareness of these issues during her reign. Our current national partnerships are with the Heart Truth Campaign and the 50 Million Pound Challenge.

9. Black August - Black Women and State Violence
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - Monday, August 31, 2015
Location: Chicago, IL

A number of Chicago groups including Black and Pink Chicago, Black Lives Matter Chicago, Chicago Taskforce on Violence against Girls and Young Women, FURIE, Love and Protect, Project NIA, We Charge Genocide have come together in the wake of Dante Servin's acquittal to organize a series of events during Black August that will highlight and lift up the stories and experiences of cis and trans Black women and girls who are/have been targets of state violence.

View the full list of events here.