Sat, Feb 05|
Black Girl Magic
Queens library in partnership with The Harriet Tubman Effect and Sisters Empowered NYC present Black Girl Magic: a three day online conference. Saturday February 5th, 12th, & 19th from 10 - 11am ET, Black female identifying folx, mothers and daughters are invited to celebrate Black Girl Magic.
Time & Location
Feb 05, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST
About the Event
Day 1: February 5th 10am - “My Hair and All Its Glory” A conversation about Black hair and its magic
Discussing the beauty of black hair and challenging American beauty standards. Guest hairstylist influencers will be invited into the room to discuss Black hair care and trends while teenagers and young adults lead a conversation about hair positivity.
Day 2: February 12th 10am - Reading for young girls of Vashti Harrison’s "Little Leaders" and Matthew Perry’s “I Love My Hair”
Affirming Black girls and sharing the beautiful things they feel about Black female culture. Audience members can share their favorite parts of each book reading or commentary on Black Girl Magic of their own. Readings by Harriet Tubman Effect artists and creatives.
Day 3: February 19th 10am - “Black Families, Schools and Advocating for My Child”
Families and participants of all ages are welcome to join a conversation about public schools and Black families. Public school teachers and DOE Central leaders will join the call to speak about the NYC/Queens educational experience serving Black females.
The Black Girl Magic 3-day conference was designed in partnership with Sisters Empowered NYC established by college student and health leader, Alexis Simon, in 2020 to empower Black and Brown Girls in New York City. Nicole Javanna Johnson is Founder & Creative Director of the Harriet Tubman Effect Institute, a human resource center and institute of research and strategy for justice advocacy. The institute seeks to usher in a new era of empathy by producing empathy driven artistry, participatory action research and social justice initiatives. Nicole is also Founder of Javanna Productions M.O.V.E. a non-profit arts and education company that provides community members with the resources and platforms necessary to address social issues creatively www.proudtobeamover.com.