Four Girls in Birmingham Alabama 51 years , 250 girls in Nigeria four months ago. Are these two things linked? Absolutely. We are the solution to the issue. Come let us stand for dignity, safety and vision FOR OUR DAUGHTERS.
Saturday September 20, 4pm New Winston Museum 713 Marshall St. Winston- Salem, NC
Join us in a community discussion led by Oyesina Ogunmola as we discuss the problems surrounding the continual misuse of women for the entertainment and comfort of men. This worldwide phenomena create a hostile environment for women and girls to grow and flourish. Let us discuss our responsibilities to address this troubling issue.
This event is free and is a part of I am Worthy’s FOR OUR Daughters Community Campaign. For more information or questions you can visit http://www.iamworthyenterprises.com/ . You may also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
Frustrated 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.
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.
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:
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.)
Ursula Rucker – Jessica Care Moore
Remarks by Haki Madhubuti, Third World Press
Music by DJ Reborn and much more!
Buy tickets at www.celebratesonia.eventbrite.com
For more info call: 718.804.8883 or 718.756.8501
Let’s see more women of African descent included in a discourse about female equality.
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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.”