Tenth Annual National Black Herstory Conference and Awards Banquet "Multiculturalism: Understanding Diverse Cultures, Relationships and Traditions"



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Tenth Annual National Black Herstory Conference and Awards Banquet

"Multiculturalism: Understanding Diverse Cultures, Relationships and Traditions"

Emory University Conference Center Hotel 1615 Clifton Road, NE. Atlanta, GA 30329 March 23-24, 2007


The Tenth Annual National Black Herstory Conference and Awards Banquet will provide platforms for the examination of diverse cultures, relationships and traditions of within the African Diaspora. The events will explore different perspectives on multiculturalism, cross cultural communication, self/group identities, and expressions through the arts and dialogue. The overall goal is to promote mutual respect and tolerance for cultural differences among all participants.

Conference Sessions, Workshops, Quilting Exhibit and Book Fair FREE to Emory Community

Tickets to the Awards Banquet & Dance are $60 and must be purchased in advance



Friday, March 23, 2007 - 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Opening Ceremony – Greetings from Emory Faculty and Administration, Shelia Worthy and John Hammond, III of the National Black Herstory Task Force, Inc. Reverend Claudia Smalls. Performances by Giwayen Mata, Female African Dance Troup and Soloist Reginald Dancil. 7:00 p.m. (Reception at 6:30 p.m.)
First Conference Session – Keynote Speaker: Stedman Graham, New York Times Best Selling Author, Educator and Motivational Speaker. Topic: Diversity: Leaders Not Labels. 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 24, 2006 – 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Second Conference Session: An Exhibition and Presentation by Mary Teresa Kemp, Underground Railroad Quilting Code Museum, at Underground Atlanta. GA. From 9:00 a.m. to 9:35 a.m.
Second Conference Session- “Beyond the Cultural Divides” Panel of Women of Color: Afro Latina, African American, African, Asian and multi-racial women in dialogue. Panelists: Evelyne Laurent-Perrault, formerly of Haverford College and Independent Consultant for Latino, African Latino and Women’s Rights organizations; Dr. Vera Rorie, Dean of Students, Spelman College; Donna Wong, Director of Multicultural Programs and Services, Emory University and Esther Namuswe, Emory Student Researcher, Uganda. 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Third Conference Session – Presentation by Kenny Kilfara, Filmmaker, Athens, GA and Los Angeles, CA. Discussion and the showing of portions of new documentary on the life of the late Canada Lee, a 2007 NBHTF Comrade Salute Awards Honoree. 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
Two Hour Book Fair - National Black Herstory Book Fair – Coordinated by Angela Harrington Rice, host of “A Woman’s Place,” Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasting (AIB) Television and Nia Diamali, Owner, Medu Bookstore, Atlanta, GA. Authors of mainstream and self-published books discuss and promote their work. 12:00 Noon-2:00 p.m.
Workshop #1: Character Analysis and Aromatherapy by L’dia Men-Na’a, Certified Childbirth/Douala, Certified Massage Therapist, Aromatherapist & Wholistic Health Educator and Consultant of Atlanta, GA. 12:00 Noon–2:00 p.m.
Workshop #2: Fitzmaurice Voicework Specialist and acclaimed television, film and theatre actor, Margaret Kemp of Los Angeles, CA. 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fourth Conference Session – Facilitator: Dr. Juliet E. K. Walker, Professor, University of Texas, Austin, and the Founder and Director, Center for Black Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology. Panel composed of a multicultural group of students from the University of Texas Austin. Panelists to be announced. 2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Fifth Conference SessionDr. Goddess! A One Woman Show. Play written and performed by Kimberly C. Ellis, Ph.D. 3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Award Banquet and Dance will be held Saturday Evening 6:30 p.m. Reception/7:00 Dinner. Ticket is Required $60 and must be purchased in advance. A fundraiser for the National Black Herstory Task Force, Inc. programs. For additional information: Call 404.712.9674 or view website www.blackherstory.org To purchase dinner tickets by credit card call 1-877-725-8849.
Sponsored by National Black Herstory Task Force and Emory University

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