The National Black Herstory Task Force will be holding the National Black Herstory Conference and Awards Banquet today & tomorrow. We love what they are doing and salute them for their much needed contribution to progress in our community.
These events are designed to explore and chronicle historical,literary, social, artistic, environmental and economic issues affecting women of African descent world-wide. Conferences have also included plays and literary readings at the Martin Luther King National Historic Site, (National Park Service), book fairs and exhibitions in other locations.
The conference theme this year, OUR COLLECTIVE JOURNEYS: PATHWAYS TOWARD HEALING AND FREEDOM establishes a foundation that illuminates the diverse activities, multiplicity of experience and expanding areas of leadership that historically provided the basis for the survival of women of African descent. Even into the 21st Century the lives of many women of African descent are distinguished by exploitation, oppression, injustice and self doubt. Consequently, in exploration of “our collective journeys,” the following panels through the sharing of experiences and reflections will provide information on both the public and private lives of women of African descent and their allies in their search for “pathways toward healing and freedom.”
Emory University Whitehead Biomedical Research Building Auditorium – 615 Michael Street, Atlanta, GA 30322 March 24-25, 2011 – 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm. For more info about the National Black Herstory Conference, CLICK HERE.