Africana WoManism Society

"Men, women and children in it together."

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The 2nd Annual International

Africana WoManism Society (AWS)


Hosted by the American Youth Journalism Corp. (AYJC)


Start Time:  Friday, March 26, 2010, 9:00 a.m.

End Time:  Saturday, March 27, 2010, 5:00 p.m.

Location:  Blake Hotel, 555 South McDowell Street, Charlotte, NC

Phone:  (704) 372-4100

The International Africana WoManism Society will host its Second Annual Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 26-27, 2010, at the Blake Hotel, downtown Charlotte.  It will be co-hosted by the American Youth Journalism Corps (AYJC) of Pittsburgh, PA, the home of the Charter Chapter of the Africana Womanism Society (2004).

Summation of Two-Day Schedule of Events

AWS Summit Session Topics:

  1. Our Time Is NOW:  With God in Front, Hand in Hand, We Will SurviveOpening Plenary
  2. Africana Womanism--Prioritizing Race, Class & Gender:  Not a Feminist Thing
  3. Africana Men & Women:  A Commitment to Our Future Empires
  4. The Africana Female:  Parenting, Teen-Age Pregnancies & Divorces
  5. Male-Female Relationships--Making Them Work:  It Starts from Within
  6. The Africana Womanist Health Nurturer:  Natural Cures/Preventions
  7. Reclaiming & Preserving Original Craftsmanship & Artistic Forms
  8. Attempts at Silencing Blackness vs. the Struggle for Authenticity
  9. Parental Empowerment:  Challenging the System/Answering the Call
  10. From Till to Katrina to Haiti:  Race Implications in the Black World
  11. The Africana Family:  In It Together in Combating Societal  Ills
  12. Controversy/Conflicts:  Hot Topics on Africana Life throughout the Diaspora
  13. Athletes, Entertainers, Et Al:  An    Investment in Blackness and Family
  14. 1st Lady, the President & Black Economy:  Reciprocity & Collective PotentialClosing Plenary
  15. “Freeing Ourselves from De-womanization, De-feminization, De-humanization & Poverty”—Keynote


Other Activities include the following:

  1. Opening Reception--Honoring the Elders—Featuring Carlos “King C-Los” Vinson, 7-9 pm Day 1
  2. Special Africana Girls Society Induction Ceremony (During Opening Reception)
  3. Poetry Slam during Opening Reception (Send your poetry to be presented)
  4. Banquet featuring Honorees—Outstanding Africana men/women/children—Day 2
  5. Africana Womanism International Membership Drive (During Entire Summit)




Host:  American Youth Journalism Corp.

Start Time:   Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 3:45 p.m.

End Time:  Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 5:15 p.m.

Location:  Wyndham Garden Hotel, University Place, 3553 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA


Two-Day Schedule of Events

“The Charter Chapter of the Africana Womanism Society (AWS) will host a two-day summit on the applicability of Africana Womanism (AW) to every day life, April 21-22, 2009 in Pittsburgh, PA”

Summation of Two Day Schedule of Events

Africana Man, Woman & Child: In It Together

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Press Conference—9:00-9:15am

Opening Plenary I—9:15-10:15 am

Empowering Plenary II—10:30-12:00—Africana Womanism: The Family

Opening Workshop—2:00-3:30—Africana Womanism & Africana Men

Day One Closing Plenary III—3:45-5:15—The Movement and Our
Culture Bearers: Today, Yesterday & Tomorrow

Opening Reception—7:00-9:00 pm
In Honor of Elders & the Reclamation of Our Girls via Girls Society

Africana Womanism Membership Drive

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

OPEN NETWORKING—9:00-10:30 pm

Day Two Opening Plenary IV—10:30-12:00—The Model Africana
Family: Up-Holding an Authentic Africana Paradigm

Closing Workshop—2:00-3:30—Africana Male-Female Relationships:
Making Them Work
Day Two Closing Plenary VI—3:45-5:15—President Barack Obama &
Michelle: Part of a Collective Mission for Human Survival

5:15-6:15 pm—Book Signing Authors

Banquet—7:00 pm

For more info contact: Aubrey Bruce, American Youth Journalism Corp

Africana Womanism: Reclaiming Ourselves

“Africana Womanism is neither an outgrowth nor an addendum to feminism. Africana Womanism is not  Black feminism, Africana feminism, or Walker’s womanism that some Africana women have come to embrace” (Hudson-Weems, 1993).

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