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BLACK WOMEN RISE

A MULTIGENERATIONAL AND MULTIRACIAL GATHERING



 MARCH 16-17, 2018

Black Women Rise in West Palm Beach, Florida is a two-day multigenerational, multiracial gathering featuring female speakers, entertainers, and presenters of African descent, all addressing issues of interest and importance to black women (and those who care about them) in today’s world.

Confirmed presenters and performers include…

• KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JUDGE HELEN WHITENER (Pierce Co. Superior Court Washington State)
• Award-winning Jamaican performance artist STACEYANN CHIN
• Acclaimed author, civil rights activist, and screenwriter TANANARIVE DUE
• Groundbreaking Black Lesbian comedian KAREN WILLIAMS
• Distinguished educator, writer, and performance poet DR. C.C. CARTER
• Women’s drumming teacher, performer, and historian UBAKA HILL
• New York-based R&B political musician NEDRA JOHNSON
• Miami-based political performance poet MAY REIGN
• CEO of Equality Florida NADINE SMITH
• The Melanin Diaries blogger CHANICE LEE

Panel and workshop topics will include:

• Mothers Against Murderers
• The #SayHerName and #BlackLivesMatter Movements
• Black Women in Mainstream Politics
• Afrofuturism and Black Speculative Fiction
• Black Women’s Health and Wellness
• Sexuality and Slavery
• Black Women Who Changed History
• Black Women and The Criminal Justice System


MARCH 16-17, 2018
EMBASSY SUITES ADDRESS
1601 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
(561) 689-6400


CONTACTS
Email: toniajr@blackwomenrise.net


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