The Black Girl Project (BGP) is holding its fifth annual Sisterhood Summit, a symposium designed to provide a platform for young women and girls to develop the tools to advocate, express, create and inspire, while also building active and sustainable networks on local, national and global levels, in Brooklyn, NY on October 24, 2015. The symposium this year is themed: When We Free: Black Women, Girls, & Emotional Emancipation.
This year’s summit, is inspired by the important and much needed work begun by the Association of Black Psychologists and the Community Healing Network, Inc. and their Seven Keys to Emotional Healing, Wellness, and Empowerment for Black People healing circles. Our fifth Sisterhood Summit will center the emotional healing and process of freedom and liberation for Black women and girls*. It is an opportunity for participants to engage in dialogue and interactive workshops that will allow them to ask questions, engage viewpoints, and deepen their insight in their own emotional well-being and self-care.
From the movements Black women and girls have led over the past year, to the successes we may each share when one of us shines, to the harsh and enraging realities of what is happening to our Black youth: Black women and girls must have a space to interrogate and heal from emotional and historical trauma. This year, The Black Girl Project has decided to dedicate our Sisterhood Summit to providing just that: intergenerational Black healing spaces. As all other years, we welcome parents and caregivers of the young women and girls present to join us for a specific track uniquely created for them. There will be a parent track of workshops and tools to support and help facilitate additional conversations and healing circles led by those people who have dedicated their lives to the health, wellness, and liberation of Black women and girls.
We believe at BGP that it is always important to provide a space for a variety of perspectives to engage, grow, and that through the collective sharing of knowledge, telling of our stories, and standing in solidarity with one another that we are able to enrich, broaden, and transform ourselves and our communities.