In 2014, we asked Black women and girls to gather together and future the possibilities for ourselves, for this project, and for our collective liberation grounded in the imperative and centrality of Black women and girls. Where the conversations would be about the intersections of our lives (race and gender and beyond). To create space where Black women and girls were lifted|seen|held as inherently valuable. And where being curious, bold, and generating ideas was the focus and an opening. 5 cities and 125 Black women and girls later, and we are still in awe. You showed up and out. We ate food together. Listened to each other. Witnessed passion take the shape of audacious and rowdy ideas. We have also received emails from across the country and the world from Black women wanting to build out this project. Thank each one of you for answering the call and providing purpose, shape, accountability, heart, and beauty to this project and to this political moment and possibilities ahead.
Endless gratitude indeed.
At this time, Black Feminist Future is concluding the Visioning Salon process. However, this is just the beginning! After pouring over the notes, audio recordings, evaluations and feedback, we are gearing up for the Visioning Salon report back session. We want to share the brilliance, opportunities, and connections offered in the salons and what we will do moving ahead. For more information for the date for the report back session, check back here. In the meantime, please feel free to connect with us via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In love with us and propelling forward in 2015,
- Black Feminist Future Team