FEMINISM. PAN-AFRICA. SOCIAL CRITICISM. DIASPORA. CULTURE.
BRAVE 2017 – A Place Where Black Women Can Share Their Truth
“All the women are white, all the blacks are men, but some of us are brave.”
BRAVE – Black, Resilient, Artistic, Vigilant, and Enough was inspired by the cited quote from notable black feminist writers Gloria T. Bell, Patricia Bell Scott and Barbara Smith.
BRAVE was pioneered by several Black women of Georgetown University for the purpose of uplifting Black womanhood.
The second annual BRAVE Summit will recognise the work and accomplishments of black women on March 25th, 2017.
Minna will speak on the following panel discussion:
#BreakingTheInternet [Digital Media]
Digital spaces allow for once-silenced voices to not only be heard, but to be “acknowledged for the wealth of experience and education marginalized people have about navigating the world.” On the other hand, digital spaces provide a level of hyper-visibility that can often be unpleasant with cyber-bulling becoming more of an issue. In this talk, the speakers will talk about how Black women have harnessed the internet as a collective community space for movement building, growing sisterhood, and career advancement, while also speaking on how they handle the negative aspects of being so visible.
April Reign, Founder of #OscarsSoWhite
Minna Salami, Founder of MsAfropolitan
Kimberly Foster, Founder of For Harriet!
Moderator: LaWanda White, Assistant Director in the Office of Campus Activity Facilities in the Division of Student Affairs at Georgetown University