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!

1. Black Women's Task Force 2015 Conference: What A Difference A Decade Makes
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Date: Friday, September 4 from 8:00am - 3:45pm

Joan Harrigan-Farrelly, Deputy Director of the Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor, and former First Lady of the Virgin Islands, will be the luncheon speaker during the Black Women's Task Force Conference scheduled for September 4 this year at the Westin La Paloma, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson.

Harrigan-Farrelly will address current issues to include the gender pay gap and minimum wage as they apply to women. The conference opening speaker will be Quiana Dickenson, an expert in communications. She is based in Phoenix, and an adjunct professor of public administration and communication for Northern Arizona University. Dickenson will address the conference theme, "What A Difference A Decade Makes."

2. Black Women In Music Festival: Family Reunion Friday
Location: Seattle Washington
Date: Friday, September 4 at 7:00pm

The New Rose Petal is proud to partner with Black Women In Music Festival organization to celebrate Black is Beautiful Week by providing a venue for one of The Black Women In Music Festival events, Family Reunion Friday!

Reconnect with old friends and family! Remembering the black women singers of all genres and decades. Who is your favorite female singer? Aretha Franklin, Dinah Washington, Nina Simone, Whitney? Take the mic and share your favorite song,

3. UNSILENCED: Four Women of Color - Poetry Writing Workshop
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Saturday, September 5 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

What does UNSILENCED, mean to you? Join us for a poetry writing workshop that will pay tribute to women of color, artist and activist-- past and present-- who refused to be silent on issues related to social justice.

Participants will be prompted to write poetry using a pre-selected form, on the theme being UNSILENCED. A select number of poem by workshop participants will also be considered for publicastion, at a future date, in a book of poetry by FOR WOMEN COLLECTIVE.

4. Black Women's Defense League Information Meeting And Training
Location: Dallas, Texas
Date: Saturday, September 5 from 4:00pm - 6:15pm

BWDL Membership will offer a variety of resources and experiences including monthly seminar type defense classes, gun range outings, fitness and nutrition counseling, emergency rescue and life coaching as well as many others!

Black Women's Defense League is for the community by the community it is not a "feminist separatist " group we will fight along side our brothers for the black women's respect !

5. #SexSpeaks: Get Me Bodied - An Interactive Storytelling Event
Location: Los Angelas, CA
Date: Saturday, September 5 from 7:00pm - 10:00pm

#SexSpeaks: Get Me Bodied provides a space for women of color to share stories surrounding their relationship to their bodies and their sexuality. As women of color, our bodies are often eroticized, criticized, and politicized. Join us for an evening of participatory community-building activities, storytelling, group dialogue, and healing!

This space is open to ALL WOMEN (trans & cis inclusive)!

6. Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice
Location: Oakland, CA
Date: Sunday, September 6, from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Treasure is a feature documentary about nineteen year old trans woman Shelly 'Treasure' Hilliard whose murder involved police coercion, Jim Crow drug laws, the criminalization of sex work and transphobia. It is about a young Detroit trans community activated by her death, and her family who are suing for justice.