KEYNOTE SPEAKER Dr. Clenora Hudson-Weems, Professor of English, University of Missouri, author of Africana Womanism: Reclaiming Ourselves, coined the concept Africana Womanism in the late 1980s (Africana is the feminine form of the Latin Africanus, meaning Of Africa, and appears to be preferred by the movement over African). Hudson-Weems argues that "Africana Womanism is not an addendum to feminism, Black feminism, African feminism or Alice Walker's womanism". Africana womanism brings to the forefront the role of African mothers as leaders in the struggle to regain, reconstruct, and create a cultural integrity that espouses the ancient Maatic principles of reciprocity, balance, harmony, justice, truth, righteousness, order, and so forth. Dr. Hudson-Weems, states that "there is a general consensus in the Africana community that the feminist movement, by and large, is the White woman's movement for two reason. First, the Africana woman does not see the man as her primary enemy as does the White feminist, who is carrying out an age-old battle with her White male counterpart for subjugating her as his property. Africana men have never had the same institutionalized power to oppress Africana women as White men have had to oppress White women.
Greetings to the Kings & Queens of Revolution! This is Queen Tahiyrah. I pray you and your family are well.
I am writing you to invite you to the Celebration of Africana-Melanated Women here in Cincinnati Ohio, March 1-3, 2019. The group I represent is called Queens Rising. Queens Rising is a small working group and our vision is to move Queens Rising forward as a Women’s Empowerment Group for Black Women (being it is the Queen City) and to live by example as Africana-Melanated Women; our foundation of Family First (Man Woman & Youth).
Please accept this Invitation & Information and come join us for this historic occasion. We need your help & support.
During this weekend we will be celebrating and honoring Africana-Melanated Women in the community who rarely receive the recognition they deserve, and to uplift them by creating relationships and the opportunity to network. Also, during that weekend we are welcoming to Cincinnati Dr. Clenora Hudson-Weems, Professor, Author, Film Writer & Creatress of Africana-Melanated Womanism (AMW). (Please see attachment 1)
We are looking for Vendors & Artists to display their works. And even if you cannot attend, please help us by:
• Making a monetary donation via our Go Fund Me page https://www.gofundme.com/1619-midwest-cbw-event
• Sharing our Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/790485641287554/
• Sponsoring a Family to attend the event for @ $60.00 Family Donation (includes 4 Family tickets and lunch)
• Purchase an ad in our Commemorative Book (Please see attachment 2)
• And of course, by attending and helping us to celebrate in person. Reservations need to be made right away if you are staying at the location for the event.
Details below. The rooms are almost 40% off regular price and we have a limited number available. You also can room up with another attendee to cut down on the costs.
Please look over the attached information and if you have any questions, feel free to give me a call, text or Email -- 513-913-2691 or VGFoaXlyYWggfCBnbWFpbCAhIGNvbQ==
Thank you to all who have committed to be a part of this Nu Tradition and we are looking forward to a weekend of celebration, sharing and networking!
See you soon! Love,
Queen Tahiyrah Queens Rising Cincinnati
Friday March 1, 2019
Noon - 2:00pm Local Women's Group
6:00-8:00pm Networking Session
Saturday March 2, 2019
10:00 — 11:30 am
Charles Potter, Houston, TX—12 Steps to Success: Minimizing Your Cost for College/University Tuition”
12:00 — 1:00 Lunch
1:00 -- 2:00pm
Ashley Giles, MU Student—
”18 Features of Africana-Melanated Womanist”
Alexus Buggs, BA—MU Grad, Dec. 2019—
“The Evolutionary Strength of Africana Women”
(Research Paper for Africana-Melanated Womanism Class—MU)
Linda Johnson-Burgess, PhD—
“Africana Womanist Writers” (from 2007 Doctoral Dissertation, MU)—Houston Community College, Houston, TX
Moderator—Ann Steiner, PhD — Prof./Assoc. V. P. Emerita, Central State U- OH
2:00 — 4:00pm
AMW Workshop “IN IT TOGETHER”
(Model--“From Shack Dweller to Home Owner”- Namibian women describe how practicing and applying the tenets of Africana Womanism in their everyday lives totally changed their lives!) Dr. Clenora Hudson-Weems
6:00 — 8:00pm Dinner
Keynote Speaker Dr Clenora Hudson-Weems , PhD, Prof, Author, Film Writer, Creator of Africana-Melanated Womanism—
“In It Together”
Networking & Award Ceremony
8:00 until 10:00
Qua Zig Performance & Open Mic