We envision a world in which all Black women – cisgender, transgender and gender nonconforming Black women – are heard, trusted and respected. We are working to ensure our wants and needs are met in order to create and live within circumstances that allows us to thrive!
Too often an unfair distribution of power ignores or erases our struggles, but we are not going to be silent as this continues!
Black women are resisting oppression and organizing our communities while working to protect ourselves and our families from global pandemics, such as COVID-19, the ongoing HIV crisis and systemic oppression that we face in every area of our lives.
We believe that to create the change we really need demands transnational and transcontinental organizing. We must come together to build community so that we can heal and stay strong and to leverage our collective strength to speak up and show up for us!
You are invited: WomenNOW! Webinar series and Summit! We are excited to launch a virtual webinar series that will kick off on January 29th and run through the end of the year with our 2021 WomenNOW! Summit on December 3-5th. We will hold virtual convenings region by region and then finally gather in-person and online at the global gathering of Black women at WomenNOW!
The goal is to discuss critical issues that disproportionately impact our lives and communities, as well as advocacy efforts, and the future of reproductive justice. From those conversations, we will create action plans on the local, national, and transnational levels to engage with 500+ Black activist women, scholars, and advocates at the summit. This will result in an anthology being written and published by us, for our liberation as a collective.
By lifting our voices together we affirm that we know too often our power is intentionally deprived – and not allowing it to happen anymore! Through our intersectional, intergenerational, and international strategies of organizing, we will produce a Black feminist futurist framework for the next generations in honor of our ancestors. You do not want to miss out on the opportunity to be part of this unique opportunity!