Sisterhood Summit Six // Rootwork: Cultivating Revolutionary & Radical Love

The Black Girl Project (BGP) is holding its 6th Sisterhood Summit; a symposium designed to provide a platform for young women and girls to develop the tools to advocate, express, create, and inspire, while also building active and sustainable networks on local, national, and global levels, in Brooklyn, NY on June 10, 2017. The symposium this year is themed: Rootwork: Cultivating Radical and Revolutionary Love. 

This year’s Summit is inspired by the desire to collectively create a future by, for, and about Black women and girls that is rooted in love. Our sixth Sisterhood Summit will center love and the processes and systems that support it, one the embraces freedom and liberation for Black women and girls*. This is an opportunity for young women and girls to engage in dialogue and interactive workshops that will allow them to ask questions, engage multiple viewpoints, and deepen their insight in their own emotional and spiritual well-being and self-care.

From the movements Black women and girls have led over the past year, to the successes we may each share when one of us shines, to the harsh and engaging realities of what is happening to our Black youth: Black women and girls must have a space to cultivate a nourish love. This year, The Black Girl Project has decided to dedicate our Sisterhood Summit to providing just that: intergenerational Black healing spaces. As all other years, we welcome parents and caregivers of the young women and girls present to join us for a specific track uniquely created for them. There will be a parent track of workshops and tools to support and help facilitate additional conversations and healing circles led by those people who have dedicated their lives to the health, wellness, and liberation of Black women and girls.