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Sisterhood Agenda Programs & Activities

July 12, 2014

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

The Women of World Pulse Live

August 27, 2014

World Pulse Speakers 2014

Sep 21-Oct 3

NEW YORK CITYSocial Good Summit
September 21
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Clinton Global
Initiative Mixer

September 22
By Invitation Only.


Experience the Pulse
September 25
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City Club of Portland
September 26
Registration Opening Soon

International Women’s Forum—Oregon Chapter 
September 26
By invitation only.


Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) Workshop
September 30
By invitation only.

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Black Women’s Roundtable Assesses the State of Black Women in the U.S.

August 27, 2014



Contributors to Black Women’s Roundtable report, Black Women in the U.S., 2014 stop for a photo during the BWR Summit kick-off at the National Council of Negro Women headquarters. Pictured (L-R):Dr. L. Toni Lewis, SEIU Healthcare; Joycelyn Tate, Telecom Talk; Melanie L. Campbell, Black Women’s Roundtable; Felicia Davis, Building Green Network; Avis Jones-DeWeever, PhD, Incite Unlimited; Rev. Barbara Williams-Skinner, Ph.D.; and Carol Joyner, Labor Project for Working Families. PHOTO CREDIT: CIT-VISUALS

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Toronto Natural Hair Show

August 26, 2014

2014 hair show flyer side 1

Girlfriends’ Getaway, a TV One Original Movie, Premieres August 30th

August 25, 2014

Full of comedy and drama, four girlfriends vacation together in Trinidad where they discover more about themselves as women and deepen their sisterhood with each other:

Starring Garcelle Beauvais, Essence Atkins, Malinda Williams and Terri J. Vaughn

Freedom for All

August 22, 2014

Haiti-mapAugust 23rd is the International Day of Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition,
marking the 1781 uprising in present-day Haiti that helped end the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

19th International Conference & Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma

August 21, 2014

19th Intl Conference Violence Abuse Trauma
Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT): Registration now open for the 19th International Conference & Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma on September 7–10, 2014 in San Diego, CA. Register.

A Start to End Pornographic Performances in Music Videos

August 19, 2014

Girl in Pink MusicTo stop misogyny, will music videos  have the same rating system as other forms of media, like television and film?

The End Violence Against Women Coalition, Imkaan and Object think that a rating system may be the answer.  They  recently published a report, called Pornographic Performances, condemning the portrayal of women in pop videos as hyper-sexualised and “endlessly sexually available” objects.

Those who view such videos have been found to have an associated tolerance of racist, sexist and even rape-tolerant attitudes, the research states.

The three organisations advocate compulsory age ratings for all music videos, to ensure there is consistency in the regulation of music videos viewed online and on hard copy, as with film. Sarah Green, of the EVAW Coalition, said:

“Some forms of media, such as television and film, are well regulated and our society accepts and supports this. Other forms like music videos are getting away with very little scrutiny and as such seem to be competing for who can most degrade and insult women.  If the ‘creative’ people who make them won’t stop this, regulators should rein them in and implement age ratings.”

In addition, the paper highlights the portrayal of Black women as “wild and animalistic” hypersexual objects. Regardless of the genre of music, the report states that “racialised tropes are deemed marketable.”


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