Archive for the 'National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc.' Category

Join Dr. Culbreth and guests, Dr. Veronica Huggins and Dr. Phoneshia Wells, authors and contributors to “Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color” for a discussion on women of color and healthcare disparities in the millennium and changing the narrative about healthcare for women of color.

Topics include women of color and quality healthcare, preventative care, understanding and questioning diagnoses, asking questions, second opinions, knowledge, research, trusting doctors, on being heard loud and clear, the importance of using your voice, childbirth, mortality rates, surgical procedures, racism, colorism and disparate treatment in the healthcare industry.  Additional topics include strategies to empower women of color to take control of their health and make informed decisions.

 

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Join Dr. Culbreth and guests, Dr. Meghna Bhat and Ms. Alicia Thompson, authors and contributors to “Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color” for a discussion on empowering girls and women of color. This episode will focus on the empowerment of girls and women of color personally, academically and professionally. Topics will include how we can empower girls and women of color psychologically, emotionally, physically and socially.

Additional discussion topics will include realizing the power within, self-esteem, self-love, self-identity, self-respect and self-pride, colorism, race,  hair, body image, inner beauty, words of wisdom, self-validation, on being original, defining yourself for yourself, standards of beauty, setting high standards and expectations among other topics.  The episode will also focus on how women of color can inspire, set examples and empower girls and teens of color and the development of coping strategies to deal with race, color and disparate treatment issues.

 

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Join Dr Culbreth and guests, Ms. Crystal D. Mayo, Mrs. Loretta Moore and Ms Kim-Marie Walker, authors and contributors to "Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color." Discussion topics will focus on how the voices of girls and women of color are celebrated through poetry, essays, plays, novels, fiction, non-fiction, short stories and other writings. Topics also include the healing power of the written word, finding your voice and yourself through writing, passion, purpose, and encouraging girls and teens to write.

 

Note: "Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing, and Empowering Girls and Women of Color" will be available for purchase in April 2019 on the Website of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc

 

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Join Dr. Culbreth for episode one, "Our Voices Our Stories: Advancing Girls and Women of Color" of the "Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series." This episode will  focus on the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc.'s first anthology, "Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing, and Empowering Girls and Women of Color." Topics include the journey and experiences while finalizing the anthology, advancing and empowering girls and women of color, the value of being our sisters' keepers, and the celebration of the numerous contributions women of color have made in advancing, celebrating, embracing and empowering girls and women of color in history.

 

Note: "Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing, and Empowering Girls and Women of Color" will be available for purchase in April 2019 on the Website of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc

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Episode 2 of the Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism Mini Series

“The Color of Love” will focus on the psychological, emotional, physical, and social effects of colorism on the well-being and growth of Black Brazilian girls and women. Topics include racial hierarchies in families, racial features, hair, light skin, dark skin, children, love, education, jobs, how skin color and other phenotypes affect the self-esteem, self-love, self-identity, self-pride and self-respect of girls and women, visibiity, voices, differential treatment, and cultural practices, among other topics.

Visibility’s guest is renowned researcher Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman (whose best-selling book, The Color of Love: Racial Features, Stigma, and Socialization in Black Brazilian Families was awarded the American Sociological Association Section on Emotions Book Award and the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interactionism Charles Horton Cooley Book Award

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Join Dr. Culbreth and guest, Ms. Brenda Scott-Coleman, author of Bren-Dee: A Child Who Survived On Bookmarks and The Girl With Many Faces for a discussion on how physical differences and disabilities affect children psychologically, emotionally, physically and socially. Topics include how being treated differently by other children can affect self-love, self-esteem, self-identity, self-respect and self-pride; love and nurturing, teachers, family, community members, medical care, adversity, race and color, paper dolls, creating your world, bookmarks, faith, prayer,  making friends, and inner beauty, among other topics. The discussion will also focus on Ms. Scott-Coleman’s best-selling books The Girl With Many Faces, a children’s book about a little girl with physical differences and Bren-Dee: A Child Who Survived On Bookmarks. Learn how Bren-Dee survived “school days that were hell and hospitals that became heaven.”

 

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Join Dr. Culbreth for "Be the Change Needed: Using Your Unique Calling to Trailblaze as a Torchbearer. Topics include unique callings, girls and women of color, societal ills, being empowered, the change needed, things that matter, opportunity, advocating, broader concerns of humanity, unfinished business, dreaming in color, silence, voices, visibility, a helping hand, passion, purpose, haters, naysayers and living your dream.

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Unity Among Us, For Us and By Us, the final episode of the mini-series “We Are Our Sisters’ Keepers: Black Girls and Women Empowering Each Other in the Millennium.”

Topics include a summary of We Are Our Sisters' Keepers, unity moving forward advancing, celebrating, embracing and empowering each other, power in numbers, support systems, resources, and collaborations, etc. 

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Dr. Culbreth and guests, Ms. Nicole Fenner, author and founder of Sistergirl Collection and Ms. Victoria Goodlow and Ms.Chanesia Johnson, co-founders of The R.O.S.E. Foundation discuss being “Young, Gifted and Black in the Millennium" with a focus on Black girls (Episode 4 of We Are Our Sisters’ Keepers) 

Description

This episode focuses on girls, pre-teens and teens and the love, support, nurturing, and guidance needed as they grow into young women. Topics include self-love, self-esteem, self-identity, self-pride, and self-respect (Foundation of I Am Beautiful Global) and the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc.’s Pillars of Character for Girls, Pre-Teens, and Teens. Additional topics include quality education, nutrition, health, race, color, disparate treatment of black girls, racism, colorism, defying negative stereotypes, bullying, peer pressure, family, friends, dating, community service and the role the Village plays in their psychological, emotional, physical and social well-being and growth.

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Segment I.  Launch of Visibility

Join Dr. Culbreth for the launch of Visibility and learn about the purpose, mission, vision of Visibility, sponsorship and advertising opportunities, guests, etc. 

 Segment II.  Launch: Black History Month Mini Series

"We Are Our Sisters’ Keepers: Black Girls and Women Empowering Each Other in the Millennium." (Black History Month  Mini Series. February 7, 2018 – February 28, 2018)

Segment III. We Are Our Sisters' Keepers (Episode I) 

We are all members of the village and play certain roles through various customs, practices, beliefs, etc. Roles include ensuring that girls and woman are supported across the board, psychologically, emotionally, physically and socially – to ensure the growth and well-being of each other on various dimensions. Girls and women of the village possess unique talents which are used to provide support, nurturing, protection, guidance, and help, to advance, celebrate, embrace, empower, inspire, motivate, etc. girls and women as they travel on their journeys. Historically Black women have embraced the sisters’ keeper philosophy through slavery, reconstruction, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights Era and into the Millennium.

Join Dr Culbreth for us for a discussion on how Black women and girls, as their sisters’ keepers can work together to maintain the village, Please visit Visibility for complete episode details

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Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth, Dr. Julie Jung and guests: Dr. Nakisha Castillo, Dr. Michele Meservie-Montecalvo, Mrs. Loretta Moore, Dr. Lata Murti and Ms. M. Yvonne Taylor discuss the psychological, emotional, physical and social traumas of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and molestation, etc. experienced by girls and women of color. Topics also include victims’ visibility, voices and silence. 

 

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The importance of students of color obtaining a quality education is crucial especially so in the millennium.  As students begin another school year at all grade levels, it is important to remember that knowledge is not only power but it empowers students to reach higher ground, 

Topics:

  • The Village 
  • Road Blocks
  • Dreams 
  • Data
  • S.U.C.C.E.S.S.    
  • College Ready 
  • A.R.I. 
  • CLARE   
  • Extra Curricular Activities 
  • Community Colleges
  • Mentoring 
  • Good Choices 

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