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Black Girls Table Talk

Southern Black Girls and Women's Consortium

2021 Vitural Conference

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September 16-18, 2021

 

Join Us and Take Your Seat at the Table!

Join us in our virtual space for Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium’s (SBGWC) 1st Black Girls Dream Conference, “Black Girls Table Talk” 2021 Virtual Conference on September 16-18, 2021. 

 

Black Girls Table Talk creates a safe space. At our table, we will tell our own stories, in our own voices, at a table created for, with, and by Southern Black girls.

At Black Girls Table Talk you will explore and discuss topics that include self-expression, self-love, self-care, mental health, and creating a future that you want. 

 

Be there to grab your swag bag filled with things that every Black girl really needs.

September 15, 1963, was the monthly youth service at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. Children hurried to the church basement for Sunday School. A bomb planted by the Ku Klux Klan exploded, shook the church, shook the community, and shook the nation. Fourteen-year-olds, Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and eleven-year-old Cynthia Wesley were killed. The bombing at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was an act of terrorism intended to slow the progress of the civil rights movement.

 

The Black Girls Dream Conference dates were chosen to pay homage to the memory of the four southern Black girls. We will amplify the voices and issues of Black girls and women to empower women to bring about economic, racial, and social justice in the South. 

Join Us and Take Your Seat at the Table!

Youth Attendees:

 Build a connection and identity with a network of girls and women. Meet other Southern Black girls who, like you, are worthy of investment. 

Core Movement Partner:

Networking with other mission-focused leaders and Black Girls through collective action and sharing expertise information to build, strengthen, and amplify this work in community and on main street. 

Conference Registration

It’s free to attend. Register before 8pm EST on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

Girl Serving Organization Leader in the South (GSO):

Experience professional development to build the field, network, engage, and grow the Consortium network of GSOs in the South.

General Attendee:

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can empower, center, and  invest in issues related to Black girls and women who live in the South, you will not want to miss Black Girls Table Talk.

 

Agenda

Download the full agenda

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About Us

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The Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium (SBGWC or Consortium) is anchored in four existing organizations -- Appalachian Community Fund (Knoxville, TN), Black Belt Community Foundation (Selma, AL), Fund for Southern Communities (Atlanta, GA), and TruthSpeaks Consulting (Atlanta, GA).  The Black women leaders of these organizations work collaboratively to design, develop, and implement a grantmaking approach to fund individuals, programs and community-level organizations that amplify the voices and issues of Black women and girls. 

The Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium’s model is rooted in love, joy, and self-determination.  We center Black girls and women to improve the quality of lives and empower women to bring about economic, racial, and social justice in the South. We serve Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

The Consortium is led (Anchors), centered (voices of girls) and informed by Black girls and women (Black girl-serving organizations). 

The Anchor Institutions focus on Black Girl-Centered Philanthropy to define an approach in which Black women take the initiative to listen to Black girls' needs and provide for those needs through funding or other supports that are tailored to Southern Black girls. Specifically, the SBGWC seeks to:  

  • affect Black girls and women in their totality to improve overall quality of life;

  • shift the image and narrative of, and about,  Black girls and women; 

  • support philanthropic advancement and advocacy efforts affecting Black girls and women; and 

  • strengthen the organizations that serve Black girls and women.

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