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!

Women RUN The World Presents.....Sexy N Stilettos
Date: Friday, October 9, 2015 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 2:00 AM (CDT) Location: Chicago, IL
The Divas of Women RUN the World invite you to honor our marathoners in the only way we know how… Sexy N Stilettos! Join us for a night of celebratory toasts to the Bank of America 2015 Marathon participants. We will send them on the road to 26.2 in style with refreshments, full bar and music from the Soul selectors DJs from 6pm -2 am.

Women of Excellence Salute African American Women In Cinema
Date: Friday, October 9, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location: New York, NY

African American Women in Cinema (AAWIC) is proud to announce the “Women of Excellence Salute”. The program is designed to honor women who have excelled in their respective industries and who have demonstrated exemplary talent. These extraordinary women have also paved the way for those who are following in their paths. 
In addition, AAWIC has selected Bras for Hope, a breast cancer awareness, non-profit organization to be the beneficiary of this program. Their mission is to educate, inform and advocate for women who are underinsured, non-insured, and are in need of post-mastectomy garments.

THE FANNIE LOU HAMER STORY: A Struggle for Human Dignity and Freedom
Date: Friday, October 9, 2015 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)
Location: Atlanta, GA

A one woman play consisting of riveting storytelling, emotionally stirring songs of the Civil Rights Era and a video montage of Mrs. Hamer's Struggle for Human Dignity. A critic once wrote,"When Ms. Mzuri sings God Smiles and Angels Flap their wings!

"Beautiful You", A Women's Empowerment Event Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Hazelwood, MO

Join me along with other special guests as I share my journey overcoming low self-esteem to strutting the runway in the world's coveted place: New York Fashion Week becoming the first black hearing impaired model to do so! Through faith and confidence, this will be an intimate afternoon of EMPOWERMENT and INSPIRATION; and a chance to network with some of St. Louis' power women. Each particpant will receive the tools I've utilized in overcoming life's barriers while navigating through the fashion industry! Come ready to be inspired to live out your BEST LIFE YET!

Remember Me to Miss Louisa: Hidden Black-White Intimacies in Antebellum America Book reading & signing by University of Alabama Professor Sharon Green
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (MDT)
Location: Glendale, CO

Sharony Green, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Alabama, will read from her new book, Remember Me to Miss Louisa: Hidden Black-White Intimacies in Antebellum America (Northern Illinois University Press, 2015) 1-3 pm Oct. 10.

Using letters, business and legal documents, the book sheds light on the complexities of human relationships in the years surrounding the Civil War. It does as much by revealing the financial and emotional investments antebellum southern white men made in enslaved women and children who were freed as America's boundaries pushed westward.

#BlackActress Panel Event
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)
Location: Culver City , California

MISS ANDREA LEWIS, founder of Jungle Wild Productions and creator of Black Actress, invites you to network at our celebration and serious conversation around the state of black actresses in television, film, and digital. Hosted at Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital on October 10, 2015 (1pm-4pm), the event will feature a panel of notable black actresses including Yara Shahidi (Blackish), Quinta Brunson (Buzzfeed), Aisha Hinds (Under The Dome), Keesha Sharp (Girlfriends), and Reagan Gomez (The Cleveland Show). Following the star-studded discussion, Andrea Lewis and Jungle Wild Productions will showcase the premiere of her new show, Beyond Complicated and screen a new episode of Black Actress. The event will also feature free food from Orleans & York, Bottomless Mimosas with VIP passes, and Giveaways from our partners. Be sure to purchase your ticket for the opportunity to network with the entertainment industry’s top influencers!