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!

The REAL Women of Orange is the New Black
Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EST) 
Boston, MA
What is life is REALLY like for the women portrayed in the Netflix hit series Orange is the New Black?  Come and hear Beatrice Codianni and Carol Soso (aka "Yoga Jones”), who served time in the REAL FCI Danbury Prison alongside Piper Kerman and the other women you have come to love (or hate) at "Litchfield Prison.” They will be joined by Andrea James, author, lawyer and founder of Families for Justice as Healing -- an organization formed inside the federal prison for women.

Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
New York, NY

"From Nina Simone to Flo Kennedy, from natural hair to the politics of soul, Black women's art and activism transformed the terms of American culture and the terrain of Black politics in the Black Power era. Sherie Randolph, Tanisha Ford and Ruth Feldstein will join us for an important conversation looking at how African American women used their voices, their style, their art, and their law books to insist on liberation as Black women and demand justice of American society.” – Jeanne Theoharis

Community Energy Conversation with MG&E
Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CST)
Madison, WI

Join the Foundation for Black Women's Wellness and Madison Gas and Electric for an important Community Energy Conversation on Thursday, November 5th, 6-7:30pm at the Urban League of Greater Madison. We are following up on our commitment made at this year's Black Women's Wellness Day to partner with MG&E to ensure that the voices of African American women and their families are heard and included in their information-gathering efforts.

Focus Group ~ Black Women for Wellness HIV/STIs
Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PST)
Los Angeles, CA

Black Women for Wellness is looking for Black women over the age of 18 that are sexually active. This includes participants who are living with an STI and/or HIV. The participants will receive a $50 Target Gift Card upon completion of the focus group.
Friday, November 6, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
New York, NY

Filmmaker Felicia Harden-Bradford bravely chronicles her journey with breast cancer in this short film made about the day before she underwent a double mastectomy. After receiving news of the diagnosis over the phone, she wondered who would make egg sandwiches for her finicky youngest son if she were no longer there. January 30th is about a mother, a wife, a woman, and the decisions she needs to make to save her life.

Join us at the beautiful La Maison d'Art Gallery for a free screening and intimate conversation with the filmmaker and health professionals about the ways in which women need to begin sharing their stories of crisis, recovery and survival to encourage and inspire other women to be proactive about their health and lifestyle choices.
Black Butterflies Book Circle 2nd Annual Women's Empowerment Conference
Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST) 
Carson, CA

Vendors, networking, fellowship, light lunch, great interactive activities and life enriching message from Jewel Diamond Taylor. Her topic will be "The Many Faces of Eve. The focus will be on emotional wellness and physical wellness from a special guest.