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Black Women in America: Power, Transformation, and Healing

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Please RSVP to yemayacollective@gmail.com

The Daughters of Yemaya Collective Presents

Black Women in America:
A Conference for Transformation, Healing and Power
February 25, 2012 9:30- 7pm
Lesley University Doble Campus 34 Mellen Street Cambridge, MA
Student Center


Tentative Agenda

9:30am- Doors open – Episodes of the Mis-Adventures of an Awkward Black Girl

http://www.awkwardblackgirl.com/episodes

10:00am-

· Conference Introduction By Refine Simmons

· Daughters of Yemaya Collective Introduction- By Samantha Johnson

· Lesley University Introduction- By Rosedelma Seraphin

· YWCA Cambridge Introduction- By Eva Martin Blythe

· Conference Purpose- By Stephanie Guirand

· Introduction to Evelyn Simien- By Refine Simmons

10:30am- Dr. Evelyn Simien presentation on Black Feminist Politics

11:30am- The first set of workshops

· The Reproductive Health workshops by Midwife Scihonor Ruiz

· Mental Health workshops by Dr. Ramona Dvorak

· Representation of Black women in Art and Media by Darrell Gare- McCalla

11:30am- lunch/ bazaar local vendors

· African Hair Braiding- Majigen Zito

· Athena Goddess- Oils, soaps, and special toys- Emma Bee

· A masseuse

· And much more


1:00pm- Issa Rae- Representations of Black Women in the Media (The Mis-Adventures of an Awkward Black Girl)

2:00pm- Workshops/ bazaar

· The Reproductive Health workshops by Midwife Scihonor Ruiz

· Mental Health workshops by Dr. Ramona Dvorak

· Representation of Black women in Art and Media by Darrell Gare- McCalla

3:00pm- Little Black Topsy and the Magical White Fairy Soap by Cori Spencer

4:30pm- Artist talk moderated by Miranda Craigwell

5:15pm- Panel Discussion by all of the workshop presenters moderated by Cambridge City Councillor Denise Simmons

6:30pm- Resolution Cambridge City Councillor Kenneth E. Reeves and Conclusion by Refine Simmons

Suggested donation of $5- 20. All donations go to the Daughters of Yemaya Collective.

The Daughters of Yemaya Collective (DYC)
We are committed to:

* Creating a supportive network of young black women
* Bringing together compassionate, open-minded and fun-loving women
* Pooling our resources for the sake of helping one another succeed
* Fostering sisterhood and community among young black women
* The pursuit of ambitious goals--not letting fear hold ourselves or each other back

RSVP to yemayacollective@gmail.com

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