Sister to Sister Intercontinental, a Yonkers-dependent nonprofit that supports ladies and ladies of African descent, will keep a weeklong digital summit subsequent month, addressing approaches to decrease disparities in locations including maternal wellness and entrepreneurship.
The “Black Women and the Woman Child” digital action week, from Nov 9-13, will contain tactics to deal with problems discovered in “Still I Increase,” a report printed very last yr on the condition of Black females and girls in Westchester County, stated Cheryl Brannan, the organization’s founder.
The virtual classes, which will operate from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., are absolutely free, open to the community and demand pre-registration on Eventbrite. (http://stsipa.eventbrite.com)
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The report launched previous yr focused on 4 difficulties: overall health and wellness maternal well being and teenage being pregnant prevention entrepreneurship, shell out equity and economic prosperity trauma, suspensions, and juvenile justice and STEM (Science, Know-how, Engineering and Drugs) and STEAM (Science, Know-how, Engineering, Arts and Drugs) curriculum and careers.
“We are encouraging customers of the neighborhood which includes organization, civic, religion-based and other individuals to be a part of us for a deeper dive. It really does just take a village to improve results for Black girls and girls,” mentioned Brannan. “We have been quite complete with our assessment and involve methods that the procedures can disrupt the racist constructs that have hampered the ability for Black women of all ages and ladies to access their full probable.”
The 7 days will wrap-up with a summit for ladies ages 12 to 18.
The party will kick off with a session on trauma, suspensions and juvenile justice featuring Jamilia Blake, a professor of instructional psychology at Texas A&M College. She’s also the co-creator of “Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Women Childhood” report revealed by the Georgetown Legislation Heart on Poverty and Inequality.
Just one of the other subjects the group will acquire on revolves all-around overall health and including diabetes prevention and self-administration, a maternal wellbeing marketing campaign to guide in protecting against fatal significant blood force during being pregnant, anti-bias coaching for clinic employees and methods to empower girls and prevent teenage being pregnant.
Women ages 12 to 18 will be invited to join the Youth Summit which will investigate indications of balanced and harmful interactions, approaching STEAM programs organized by Sister to Sister Intercontinental and networking.
For far more details check out the Sister to Sister Worldwide site at s2si.org, e-mail [email protected] or get in touch with 914-207-0368.
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