About this Event
Telling Our Stories: Black Women’s Leadership Legacies
Join us for an inspiring event celebrating the powerful legacies of Black women leaders! On Saturday, September 23, is collaborating with filmmaker Hazel Gurland-Pooler and Red Owl Partners to host a half-day event of film, storytelling, and conversation uplifting Black women and their lineage of radical leadership. The event is co-sponsored by the Tender Foundation, Black Feminist Futures, Georgia Dusk, WRFG, Represent GA, and the Center for Civic Innovation Atlanta.
We are screening the PBS documentary film to share the stories of noted Las Vegas organizer Ruby Duncan and the other “welfare mothers, determined that we fare well” (poet, Aurielle Marie).
Along with screening the film, this event is an opportunity to hear and reclaim stories from community leaders highlighting local histories of Black Women who fought at the intersection of poverty, race, and gender.
We welcome you to share your personal and leadership stories with a Black liberatory oral history organization. Those who share will have their portrait taken by a local photographer if they choose.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS
is working to eradicate poverty by centering the expertise and power of those closest to seeming intractable and urgent inequalities.
works with filmmakers and changemakers to leverage the power of strategy, storytelling, and partnership to create meaningful change on the local, national and global leve
ABOUT THE PARTNERS
Black Feminist Future envisions a world where all Black women, girls, and gender-expansive folks are: safe, joyful, cared for, powerful, self-determining, and thriving. We envision a world where freedom is our birthright and we are in abundant, nurturing, and interdependent relationships with our communities and the earth.
The Tender Foundation is weaving a safety net for single mamas living on the margins in Atlanta through bill pay assistance, grocery store gift cards, a diaper bank, and a guaranteed income program.
Georgia Dusk is an intergenerational counter-narrative to the mainstream depiction of Georgia politics and the Southern liberation movement. As experts of our own stories, we document grassroots movements led by Black queer and feminist people and reclaim the historical representation of liberation movements throughout Georgia.
The Center for Civic Innovation is a community of good troublemakers fighting to solve inequality in Atlanta by informing and inspiring the public, investing in and amplifying the work of community leaders, and advocating for local policy change.
WRFG Atlanta 89.3 FM Radio Free Georgia Broadcasting Organization, Inc. provides a voice for those who have been traditionally denied open access to the broadcast media through the involvement of a broad base of community elements to guarantee that access.
Represent Georgia is a nonpartisan organization committed to recruiting, training, and developing leaders across the state of Georgia. As the demographics in the state change, we work to ensure that the same opportunities for leadership exist for all Georgians, regardless of race, gender, religion, region, or citizenship.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
7 Stages Theatre, Euclid Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA, USA, United States