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10 Things To Know This Week

September 8, 2016

Photo: Inquiring Minds - Girls and STEM -Here, children take part in a science class, Washington, March 1942

 

  1. #CosbyWatch: Bill Cosby's trial is set for June 5. Thirteen survivors are courageously testifying. We #BelieveSurvivors and Center Survivors. 

  2. Tweet with Us: This week Black Women's Blueprint hosted a Twitter Chat #Vision4BlackWomen @blackwomensbp. Type in the hashtag on Twitter to follow the conversation. It is not too late to add your voice! Click here to see the thread. Read our latest newsletter on adding gender justice into the Movement for Black Lives platform. 

  3. Sisters in Counseling: BWB offers upcoming online trauma support groups and healing circle series. Click here to sign-up and RSVP to join this transformative sisterhood. Support groups are September 19 to October 3, 2016.

  4. Our Upcoming Member Meeting is the first Monday of October. Come break bread with us and pour libations at the start of Domestic Violence Awareness month. Email info@blueprintny.org to RSVP.

  5. Join the My Body, My __________, campaign. Fill in the blank and tweet at us about how you seek to reclaim your body through positivity and liberation. 

  6. BWB's Institute for Gender and Cultural Competency Goes to Arizona. Race and gender are inextricably linked in the lives of Black women. BWB Prepares to Train State Wide Coalitions in AZ on dismantling racism in the Violence Against Women movement.

  7. West Indian Day Parade: We are deeply saddened at the heinous murder of a dear sister who was a victim of gender-based violence at the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn New York. Rest in Power Tiarah Poyau, 22.

  8. Black Feminisms Forum: While not able to be there physically, Black Women’s Blueprint stands in solidarity with the first ever AWID Black Feminisms Forum being held in Bahia, Brazil. #BlackFeminisms.

  9. The Commission on the Presidential Debates has been released! Black Women need to be on the agenda. What issues do you want to see the candidates discuss?

  10. What is Black Women's Blueprint Reading this Week?: Executive Director, Farah Tanis, is reading "Intersectionality" a key concepts overview and critique of the theory.  The book, written by Patricia Hill Collins and Sirma Bilge, charts the place of the word in academia and its many contexts, offering a rewiring of its use in scholarship and movement work. 

 

Black Feminist Quote of the Week: “I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.” – June Jordan

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