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!

Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower: The Concert Version
Date: Monday October 1 – 3, 2015
Location: New York, NY

Called “one helluva rock’n’roller-coaster ride” (Vibe Magazine), singer/songwriter/guitarist Toshi Reagon and friends perform her genre-defying work-in-progress based on Octavia Butler’s acclaimed novel, Parable of the Sower. Set in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles of the future, this gospel opera blends science fiction, African American spiritualism and deep insights on gender, race and the future of human civilization.

Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)
Location: Philadelphia , PA

Join the women of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. - PA Chapter  as we Walk/Run in Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church inaugural SHE'S MY SISTER 5K race  to raise awareness and funds in support of the fight against human trafficking. Bring your family and friends to join us as we support Enon's ministry that supports a local drop in center, participates in street outreach and advocates for local victims.

2015 Black Lives Matter Symposium
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)
Location: Glenside, PA

Join us for the 2015 Black Lives Matter Symposium. This day-long event is being organized by the Keystone Chapters of The Links, Incorporated in partnership with the Black Male Development Symposium hosted at Arcadia University. Our nation has been gripped by the seemingly incessant reports of Black and other disenfranchised men and women of color being violently beaten or killed in the name of justice. Because of this constant barrage, you may be wondering how to effectively deal with these often tragic incidents. The Symposium will be the beginning of this dialogue and action-oriented movement to make sure Black Lives Matter in the community in which you live.

2015 El Paso Natural Hair Expo and Trade Show
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 11:00 PM - Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 8:00 PM (PDT)
Location: El Paso, TX

The 2015 El Paso Natural Hair Expo and Trade Show is based in El Paso, TX and this is the 2nd Annual event for west texas. The 2015 El Paso Natural Hair Expo and Trade Show was designed to educate, encourage, and support and women within the community about the importance of hair maintenance, beauty, hair products education, community involvement, inner and outer beauty,fashion,and wellness. The 2015 El Natural Hair Expo and Trade Showis for all hair types, kinky, coily, curly, straight, wavy, chemically treated, natural, colored, WHATEVER! Come on out and enjoy all the El Paso Natural Hair Expo and Trade Show has to offer.

The environment is a social setting filled with good times, fellowship and networking. We will have Natural Hair discussions and classes provided by The Natural Hair Academy, fashion tips, airbrush make -Up how to with Marc Harvey of Marc Harvey Beauty, swag bags giveaway, silent auctions, panels, shopping and more...

Standing Ground Section @Raw Space
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 2:40 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
Location: New York, NY

Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series kicks-off our festival season with a day of activism showcasing a series of films in honor of the civil rights and #blacklivesmatter movements. The screenings will be held from 2:40 pm-4 pm at Raw Space, 2031 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (bet. 121 & 122 Street). Tickets: $10. Reel Sisters presents films produced, directed and written by women of color and trans artists.

Truth In Reality's Redefining HERstory Content Creation Panel
Date: Monday, October 5, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Location: New York, NY

We've heard you and we’re moving into action! Following on the heels of the tremendous success of the inaugural Truth In Reality and Naturals4Change Redefining HERstory event in August, you are cordially invited to attend this solutions focused event on how to disrupt the dominant media narrative of women of color through original content creation. This event will feature industry influencers and leaders for an interactive panel discussion that explores the various forms of content you can create to generate social change.

Forum on Diversity and Inclusivity in Engineering

Date: Tuesday, October 6 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location: Montréal, QC

On Tuesday, October 6th, EUS Equity, the Faculty of Engineering and the Mary Brown Fund will bring together students, faculty, and industry leaders for a Forum on Diversity and Inclusivity in Engineering! The event will take place in Wong 1020 from 6:00-8:00pm.

We’re excited to host this open discussion of gender, LGBTQIA, racial, and cultural diversity within our faculty and the engineering profession at large, and hope that you will join us. Keynote speaker Brie Code, lead programmer at Ubisoft, will begin the forum, followed by discussion from a panel of leaders in the McGill community: Adeola Odusanya (President of NSBE), Tynan Jarrett (SEDE), and Prof. Susan Gaskin (Dept. of Civil Engineering). 

Fall Open House: The Black Fantastic
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location: New York, NY

The Schomburg Center's annual Fall Open House is an opportunity for our audiences and patrons to access and engage with our collections, exhibitions, and programmatic offerings in an evening full of talks, performances, films and art. This year’s program, The Black Fantastic, will focus on the following themes: radical storytelling and black speculative fiction; black futurism; protest; and black survival. 

Date: Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location: Atlanta, GA

Launch event for Black women in Atlanta who are in STEM careers to galvanize our efforts and build relationships, leverage networking, develop mentorship and create an alliance to foster entrepreneurship and careers in STEM.