Sisterhood Summit 6

Community! We’re coming back to the Sisterhood Summit! We’re super grateful to The Black Girl Project for holding down the space and for allowing us to be a part of the amazing day of offerings. Check out our workshop description below and be sure to get your donation-based tickets for the summit here!

Resilience is a Pre-Existing Condition: Healing in Community

Join the Sister Circle Collective for a healing cypher that will center the ways in which Black and femmes of color have not only resisted over time – but have thrived. At all times, but especially during the era of president #45, it is vital that we practice and share our healing strategies and modalities. It is one thing to be bombarded by the news of the latest policy set back, or harmful and racist policy impacting our people – but in the words of Assata Shakur – we must continue to love and protect each other. In this session, we will share and discuss how to integrate grounding rituals such as meditation, music, journaling, medicine making, light yoga, and other rituals into our everyday practice. Cocreators will conjure their own herbal spray or oil potion to remind them that in order to continue to show up for others, we have to show up to honor and defend ourselves. Our resiliency is not only required, but a pre-existing condition that people of the Diasporas have always utilized.

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#SayHerName

Community–

We are honored to be sponsoring this incredibly important event taking place tomorrow evening at Union Square (southside), alongside our friends and comrades of AF3IRM NYC, Yeah That’s What She Said, Black Lives Matter NYC, the Sadie Nash Leadership Project and many more.

We hope to see you then.

In solidarity,
the SCC


 

#SAYHERNAME – A Vigil in Remembrance of Black Women and Girls Killed by the Police

Wednesday, May 20 at 5:30pm
Union Square (Southside) 

Background: Although Black women are killed, raped and beaten by the police, their experiences are rarely foregrounded in our popular understanding of racialized state violence.

Join us in remembering Black women and girls who have been victimized by the police, but whose experiences are all too often relegated to the margins.

If the loss of their lives matters;
If the grief of their families matters;
If the impunity with which all Black lives can be taken matters;
Then we cannot allow these tragedies to remain unmarked, silenced and forgotten.

This vigil is being held the evening prior to May 21st, a national day of action to end state violence against Black women called by BYP100.

Sponsoring Organizations:
African American Policy Forum
BYP100
Black Lives Matter NYC
Justice League NYC
The Stop Mass Incarceration Network
Stop Patriarchy
One Billion Rising
The Civil Rights Coalition on Police Reform
BK Nation
Judson Memorial Church
The Precedential Group
The Chicago Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression
CONNECT
Donkeysaddle Projects
Brooklyn NAACP
AF3IRM
Yeah, That’s What She Said
Black Trans* Women’s Lives Matter
The Civil Rights Coalition on Police Reform
Empowering Women of Color at Columbia Law School
Sister Circle Collective
the Revolutionary Communist Party
Sadie Nash Leadership Project

 

4th Annual Sisterhood Summit

We’re humbled to announce our participation in the 4th Annual Sisterhood Summit presented by the Black Girl Project!

This year’s theme is: Treat Yo’ Self: Healthy, Whole and Free Black Girls! 

We’ll be facilitating a workshop entitled: “Redefining Our Relationship With Food,” as means to have a circle discussion on how what we eat is linked to self care.

The summit will be held on Saturday, October 25th from 10am-5pm. You have to register in our to attend and can do so here!

 

 

 

Here’s some background information on the summit:

“A program of The Black Girl Project, the Sisterhood Summit began in 2011 as a way give young women and girls from across Brooklyn, the opportunity to come together in a nurturing atmosphere to explore issues that are important to them.

You can find the theme for the 2014 Summit over here!

The Summit is also an opportunity for peers to interact with one another in ways which are not normally afforded to them—a space where they can question, interrogate and explore ideals that they may not be exposed to in everyday life.

It’s also a space where they can network, receive pertinent information, and build critical and analytical skills.

In keeping with our mission, the summit is a space that helps inspire dialogue and empower attendees.”

Upcoming Events @ BAM

Saturday September 13; 2pm
Stories from incarcerated persons, their families, advocates, and journalists about the history of abuse and mistreatment at New York’s most infamous prison, and how it symbolizes an excessively punitive correctional system
Saturday September 20; 2pm
An afternoon of conversation and spoken word from formerly incarcerated women impacted by the intersection of mass incarceration and reproductive health issues. A collaboration with Toshi Reagon’s Word, Rock, and Sword: A Festival Exploration of Women’s Lives.
Saturday October 18, 2pm
The first panel, “Body Rock: The Politics of Black Female Identity on ‘Stage’,” examines the ways that the black female body is both desired and disdained in public space, whether on the stage, in the digital sphere, or on the street
Saturday November 8; 2pm
The second panel, “Mythologies of the Diva: Reexamining the Image of Black Women in Pop Culture” investigates the archetype of the diva and how it’s expressed in pop culture. You’re invited to participate in an informal conversation examining, criticizing, and reinventing a narrative around your own ideas of the diva as it relates to black female identity.
Saturday November 15, 2pm
The third panel, “Beyond Binaries and Boxes: Deconstructing and Re-envisioning Black Feminism(s),” asks you to reframe and reenvision black feminism(s) to include creativity, abundance, and collective liberation in the twenty-first century.