We’ve been busy with post-summit wrap-ups and email thank you’s, but haven’t thanked those of you who read, reblog, forward and spread the word about the Summit — you our valuable followers here on Tumblr!
Thank you so much for being part of our family and if you attended the Summit as presenter, volunteer, or participant, please take a moment to fill out this quick 10 minute survey.
There’s a lot coming up Summit-wise, so stay tuned and THANK YOU!
Here it is, the Sisterhood Summit Schedule! Everything you need to know about the day including location, directions, workshops, and there are lots of links included. This will help you figure out what you want to participate in and what time you want to attend.
Perhaps you are interested in the morning, afternoon, or full-day of workshops? The choice is all yours!
Still haven’t registered? Spaces are filling up, make sure you are on the list. Register now!
Join us on Wednesday night @ 8pm, as we chat with Keisha Dutes, AKA Tasty Keish, media personality and host of her fab show TK in the AM as she shares more info about the workshop she’s facilitating:
Person and the Personality: Being the face of your Brand
Doing your business online means your business is on display for the world to see. How do you maintain professionalism and still have your own life? How do you deal with the “haters”? Can you be your authentic self and still spread your message?
Evita Robinson: Nomadness Travel Group & web series.
Janna Zinzi: Swirl PR & Brown Girls Burlesque!
Tanya Fields: The BLK Projek
On Thursday, our keynote speaker, Dr. Kyra Gaunt, will be joining us at 8pm to chat about her presentation:
The Power is in Your Hand, Grrlfriend: Mobile Tech & mLearning to Secure Our Selves & Our Hoods
Youth are tethered to technology. For black girls, the insecurity of a sedentary lifestyle and sexist hip-hop videos contributes to obesity, unwanted pregnancies, poor problem-solving and vulnerability to the threats of sexual abuse. This workshop, Dr. Gaunt introduces a mobile learning project called Cookies in the Hood to help girls/women get fit in hostile environments. Bring your mobile phone to learn how to hack, track, disrupt and secure your labiahood, adulthood and neighborhood.
Follow us on Twitter and keep up with the hashtags #BGPSummitChat and #BGPSS13.
Here’s a sample of one of awesome workshops coming up this Saturday at the 2013 Sisterhood Summit!
How Can My Big Mouth Change The World: A Panel Discussion on the Power of Blogging [Youth Workshop]
Facilitated by Kara Stevens
Black women run things on the web. Whether it be through tweeting, blogging, and “liking”, black women are digital divas-using their words to make the world a better for black girls and women in this world.
On this panel, these “digital media mavens” share their passion for social change and how they use social media to advocate for girl power and promote positive images of black women and girls.
Nana Brew Hammond - blogger, journalist, and author of Powder Necklace
You know this panel is going to be amazing! Don’t wait until Friday to register
, there may not be a space! And if you have registered, awesome!
With the Sisterhood Summit just a week and a half away, we’ll be chatting it up on Twitter this Thursday from 8 to 8:30pm with Lenee of Hip Hop is for Lovers.
Lenee and her partner Uche will lead a workshop titled, Digital Representations of Black Women’s Bodies: Sextin’, Yankin’, and Twerkin’ for our youth track. Here’s the workshop description:
What does it mean, as a Black woman or girl, to produce and/ or see representations of your body? Is there power in producing images of yourself for public consumption?
In a group discussion, Summit attendees will discuss and examine media including but not limited to Twerk Team videos, the creation/ usage of selfies, Schoolboy Q’s song “Sexting,” and music videos “Yankin’” (Lady) and “Poetic Justice” (Kendrick Lamar). In this space, participants can explore themes common to each type of media.
To get in on the chat, follow us on Twitter and if you have questions for Lenee, submit them to us! The hashtags for the chat are #BGPSS13 and #BGPSummitChat
Tonight’s Twitter chat at 8pm will be a bit different. We’ve received some questions from folks and have decided to use our 30 minutes to put this info out to the general public. Join us from 8-8:30 to learn more.
To get in on the chat, follow us on Twitter and if you have questions, submit them to us! The hashtags for the chat are #BGPSS13 and #BGPSummitChat
Are you a young woman aged 17-25 (or up)? Join us for this year’s summit, inspired by the reality that Black women and girls are online and claiming virtual space for themselves! From Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and every “app” we are using AND creating, we are continuing to push and explore deeper themes of safety, expression, sexuality, love, and identity. The summit is an opportunity for young women and girls to engage in dialogue and interactive workshops that will allow them to ask questions, engage viewpoints, and deepen their insight.
This year we welcome parents and caregivers of the young women and girls to be present. There will be a parent track of workshops and tools to support and help facilitate conversations around online safety, new cyber laws, sex/uality, values, and popular culture by those people who work with youth on a regular basis, and even by youth workers themselves!
Register today at this link and we look forward to seeing you in October!
We’re really excited about this year’s summit! This is our third year and we are really appreciative of the support we have received. The theme, Digital Daughters: Black Girls Bridging The Divide, elicited some amazing proposals.
As with last year, we will have tracks for both young folks and parents/caregivers/educators and our mud-day session will be an intergenerational space designed to foster dialogue and coalition building.
Registration opens on September 9th, but stay tuned to this space for updates on workshops and all things summit-related.
If you are in the NYC area and want to volunteer or sponsor the event, send an email to hello [at] blackgirlproject [org].