The 2019 Follow Black Women Conference in St. Paul, MN was a glorious and life giving moment for black women. For several black women, and I'd say high percentage of them, THIS moment was the first moment in their lives where they felt completely safe to be who they are without permission, approval, apology or consequences. They felt free, empowered, inspired and alive with joy! This moment was balm for their souls and fire for their spirit. It was healing!
The conference was so well received and applauded that we are going increase the guest seats to 200 this year hoping to double our occupancy and it will be hosted in New Orleans, LA because what a perfect place for black women to let go and be free in a space where you can be who you are unapologetically!
With our increased occupancy and adding in conference scholarships (to include airfare, registration fee and hotel expenses) we have also doubled the amount to fund raise to $50,000. We want to send as many black women to the 2020 Conference on scholarship as possible. Black women should not have to pay for joy and healing.
Safe spaces for black women are critical and rare. Black women need safe spaces to be free from racism and spaces where black women can gather to unpack and release the burdens of living in an oppressive society. We need spaces where we can speak our unfiltered truth and be our unapologetic selves. Black women need spaces for sisterhood, healing and nourishment. Black women need spaces where we can celebrate our Black Girl Magic. We need spaces where we can talk about the complexities and challenges of being black and woman. We need spaces where we can love on each other and be loved.
That space is the Follow Black Women Conference!
Catriceology Enterprises, LLC will host the 3rd Annual Follow Black Women Racial Justice Conference in 2020. Conferences like this are rare and revolutionary.
This is a grassroots endeavor and with this being the third year for the conference we are in need of community support. We are in need of YOUR support. If you believe that black women need and deserve safe healing spaces such as this conference please support this fundraiser.
Please contribute to this campaign to support funding for the 2020 Follow Black Women Conference in October 2020 in New Orleans, LA.
This conference is for women leaders, entrepreneurs, career women, business owners, and social and racial justice activists. This one-day conference for women will showcase brilliant black women leaders, teachers, activists and healers doing powerful, transformative work in the world to rigorously advocate for truth, justice, freedom, equity and liberation for black and brown people. Specifically, this conference will focus on highlighting the brilliance, resilience and vision for black women leading the way to racial justice reconciliation and restoration.
Topics and sessions will emphasize the following topics: personal anti-racism work, dismantling white supremacy systemically, anti-blackness racism, disparities among black women, effective activist/ally actions and healing and restoration for black women.
The conference will feature 4 phenomenal black women speakers to be announced soon.
The funds will be used to pay for the following:
Hotel for Speakers
Airfare for Speakers (including an International flight)
Miscellaneous Travel Expenses for Speakers
Speaker Swag Bags
T-Shirts and Swag Bags (+ bag contents)
We are seeking some powerful and passionate partners to help make this conference a raving success. We would love your support and contributions to make it happen. Making a financial donation to the conference is the best way to support.
ADDITIONALLY: We are seeking sponsors for the conference. We are looking for people/business owners who are willing to contribute items to the swag bags and offer door prizes for our guests. We are expecting 200 participants at the conference.
We will also be doing a book drive to offer FREE books to 200 participants. This means we will need 20 people to sponsor 10 copies of one book to total 200 books.
If you would like to support this conference in any way please contact us. EMAIL US
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