Black Feminist Organizing School
At Black Feminist Future, we’re strengthening the skills and range of social movement leaders who are working on the frontlines of radical and revolutionary social change. By offering continuing education, consciousness building, and training, we provide a rigorous approach to leadership development through a Black feminist, liberatory framework that places the well-being of those who have the lived experience of Black women and girls as a benchmark for liberation.
The work our movements have set out to do is hard and necessary. We need more organizers who are equipped with the analysis and skills to drive political change rooted in a radical, liberatory Black feminist ideology, which when implemented correctly, makes it possible for us all to live, healthy, fruitful lives.
Some Of Us Are Brave(SOUAB), the flagship organizing school of Black Feminist Future, teaches and trains Black organizers and activists in key concepts, terminology, ideologies, and skills in Black feminist theory and practice. Through lectures, discussion, and interactive workshops, we support movement makers in deepening their understanding and practice of Black feminisms to build intersectional, powerful, and successful movements.
During this four-day three-night intensive, Black feminist organizers will be trained by some of the foremost Black feminist organizers and thinkers in the United States. The curriculum and agenda designed by the trainers and SOUAB organizers, will focus on the histories, ideologies, and frameworks of Black feminisms and offer a deeper engagement with the creation and maintenance of systems power and oppression.
When and Where:
August 16-19 2019
Who can attend?
This training is for Black feminist organizers and activists. You must be a part of a campaign, project, organization, and/or broader movement and using organizing as a primary strategy to build power and change conditions. This school is open to those who are newer to Black feminisms however preference may be given to those who have some experience with Black feminisms and are looking to deepen their knowledge and skill around Black feminist theories and practice.
SOUAB is for those who have the lived experience of being a Black women and girls. This includes trans people, gender non conforming people, studs, bois, femmes, and non-trans/cis Black women.
Black Feminist Future is ideating on a school that trains Black cisgender men and masculine people and will share more soon.
SOUAB has space for 25 participants. In order to attend the school, all applicants must apply by May 20th and will be selected by the Black Feminist Future selection committee. If you are selected, we require that all participants be able to attend the school for its entirety.
The fee to attend is $550.00 per applicant. Your fee includes travel, lodging, food and snacks, curriculum, and training. Because we will be able to cover your travel we will have a very limited number of scholarships available. For those who are interested in fundraising for your fees, we can provide information on how to do that. Just ask!
About Black Feminist Future
Black Feminist Future is an initiative informed by the legacy of Black feminist organizing, grounded in the current pulse of movements, and located at the emergent need to amplify the power of Black women and girls in organizing and building power for the 21st century. Black Feminist Future is a movement incubator that focuses on the dynamic possibilities of galvanizing the social and political power of Black women and girls. This project intends to amplify and build the leadership of Black feminist leaders and increase the capacity of Black feminist movement building.