Africana WoManism Society

"Men, women and children in it together."

AWS Conferences & Events


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