FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Email: email@example.com Date: January 15, 2018
MY SISTER’S KEEPER CHALLENGE CONFERENCE Pt. 2
Help Us Unite Women in Vermont Against Racism! Contact: Ebony Nyoni
Black Lives Matter VT is hosting the second part of a three part conference series to study the plight of women of color, educate white allies, and mobilize against racism. This is in direct response to the “what next” question many women have as a result of the national Women’s March.
Date: Saturday, March 23-25, 2018 Time: check in begins 5:00 PM (pre-workshops starts promptly at 7 PM) on Friday, 23, 2018. The last day of the conference is Sunday, 25, 2018, at 12 Noon.
Location: Green Mountain College, 1 Brennan Cir, Poultney, VT 05764
Why: The reality of Women of color is loud, clear, and startling. We all must learn and realize the harsh, painstaking oppression that Black Women (especially) face on a daily basis.
Take the first step towards making a difference by first starting with one’s self. Cost for full Weekend: $225, online registration includes admission to pre-workshops, workshops, meals, room and board, take aways, Spa nights, swimming pool facilities, Gym, Yoga, and Zumba, and t-shirt. Eventbrite registration runs through March 15, 2018, first come first served.
Cost for 3/24/2018 only, One day: $100, per person
Scholarships available, no women turned away
Students, free – $100 for Weekend (email firstname.lastname@example.org for a special form)
This conference is one of many next steps needed in response to the Women’s March on January 21, 2017. Women of color and their experiences are the focus of the My Sister’s Keeper Challenge, Conference. The purpose is to educate and investigate the intersectional realities to which Cis and Trans women live. “There are a lot of challenges that are unique to Vermont, and I think that’s due to the population being close to 100 percent white.” –Ebony Nyoni, co-founder and Lead Organizer of Black Lives Matter VT.
About Black Lives Matter VT
Black Lives Matter Vermont is a growing network of individuals, families and businesses invested in the liberation of Black Vermonters, and the deactivation of systemic racism endured by Black and Brown residents of our state. Black Lives Matter VT is an official non-profit organization recognized by the state of VT.
We envision… A new liberation movement focused on the preservation of Black lives.
We envision… A Vermont where the laws and policies of the land no longer work towards oppressing marginalized people of color communities, but instead put to action “people centered,” “oppression-free,” mechanisms designed to uplift, nurture and protect all people.
We envision… A Vermont that recognizes the unique plights of communities of color in every public faction. This includes but not limited to: Leadership in local and State Government, Employment, Criminal Justice System, Public Education System, Healthcare System, Public Housing, black Economy, and Department of Children and Families. Please visit www.blacklivesmattervermont.com for more information, to become a member, donate and/ or get involved. ###