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July 12, 2014

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View Sisterhood Agenda’s Timeline:  Celebrating 20 Years of Sisterhood

In Their Own Words, Domestic Violence Survivors Explain ‘Why Didn’t You Just Leave?’

September 16, 2014

Love | Money | Fear | Family | Shame | Isolation

Huff Post Domestic Violence Cover

In June, after The Huffington Post ran an investigative report on a woman allegedly murdered by her boyfriend, we received an outpouring of responses from domestic violence survivors who wanted to explain why they had stayed with their abusers. We spent the next three months interviewing these women. While they offered hundreds of reasons, ranging from the logistical to the deeply personal, some common themes emerged: Fear. Love. Family. Money. Shame. Isolation.

In this series, you will hear from six survivors of domestic violence about why they didn’t leave sooner. The stories — told in their own words — are as distinct as they are similar. One woman suffered a brutal week of abuse before fleeing. Others stayed for decades trying to make things work. Two women were shot, the bullets narrowly missing their hearts. Another endured years of incessant stalking.

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Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

 

Out of the Binders Symposium

September 15, 2014

 

Sister with Pen and Eyeglasses
WAM logoFrustrated by the dearth of women writers being published in major magazines and literary journals, WAM! is proud to be sponsoring the Out of the Binders conference, a “symposium to empower women and gender non-conforming writers with tools, connections, and strategies to advance their careers.”

Inspired by the “Binders Full of Women Writers” Facebook groups, this conference will include a wide range of programming, including professional development and skills-building workshops; speakers from a wide range of disciplines; panels on things like women in the newsroom and starting your writing career after forty; networking opportunities for folks at every stage of their career, and more!

The conference will take place on October 11 & 12 in New York City, on the campus of New York University.
Reserve your spot today before they’re gone.

20th Annual International Locks Conference

September 10, 2014

20th Annual Locks Conference

World Suicide Prevention Day is Today

September 10, 2014

Suicide Prevention LogoSeptember 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. If you or someone you know is suffering, you are not alone.  The Suicide Prevention Lifeline can help.  Trained counselors are available:

No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. If you feel you are in a crisis, whether or not you are thinking about killing yourself, please call the Lifeline. People have called us for help with substance abuse, economic worries, relationship and family problems, sexual orientation, illness, getting over abuse, depression, mental and physical illness, and even loneliness.

By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.

Visit http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ for more information.

 

Happy Birthday Sonia Sanchez!

September 9, 2014

Sonia Sanchez

The Center for Black Literature, Akila Worksongs, African Voices Magazine, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Arts+Crafts, Inc. invite you to:

CELEBRATE SONIA!

The Official New York City 80th Birthday Party

for SONIA SANCHEZ

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 • 6 pm

Bedford Hall, 1177 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

(bet. Madison St. and Jefferson Ave.)

Performances By

Ursula Rucker – Jessica Care Moore

Remarks by Haki Madhubuti, Third World Press

Music by DJ Reborn and much more!

Admission: $35

Buy tickets at www.celebratesonia.eventbrite.com

For more info call: 718.804.8883 or 718.756.8501

How Does Identity Impact Women’s Human Rights?

September 3, 2014

Let’s see more women of African descent included in a discourse about female equality.
We made this badge:

Sisterhood Agenda Equality Badge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Explore the International Museum of Women’s selection of stories in Imagining Equality about identity:

“From the U.S. to Australia, from Cuba to Switzerland, women around the world are refusing to conform to stereotypes. Instead, they are embracing their individuality, rejecting social limitations, and striving for a more equal world.

The creative pieces in IDENTITY show that when we break the constraints of a mold, we are liberated to embrace our more authentic selves. And when we have the courage to pursue our individual human rights, we are also emboldened to work toward the larger goal of human rights for all women.”

International Museum of Women,
now part of Global Fund for Women

222 Sutter Street, Suite 500 San Francisco, CA 94108

Black Women Do Workout Ambassadors & Commitment Day 5K

September 1, 2014

BWDW Ambassadors  Commitment Day

“We completely sold out last year which is why it is important for you to reserve your spot early with our promo code BWDW15!

My goal for Black Women “Do” Workout in 2015 is to be the largest group represented at Commitment Day 5K on New Year’s Day, so PLEASE make sure you enter BWDW15  code during registration and get your FREE T-Shirt and FREE registration for any child accompanying you under 12!  

Or, volunteer as a Chapter Ambassador for the walk/run race and FIND OUT HOW TO REGISTER FOR FREE! 

We can do this!  Just click the registration button and we will see you there!”   Crystal Adell

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