BENEFITING: New Voices Pittsburgh Inc
Kinks, Locks & Twists™ Conference, #KLT2017, coming up August 17-19 in Philadelphia, PA is a space for Black women, gender non-conforming and trans people of color and allies to explore the relationship between the health and well-being of our bodies, our communities and the environment. Lots of love and seed sowing can happen here if we get enough Black women and women of color in the door.
Love. Sow. Grow.
Ever hear that expression? That’s what we need to do to build a movement of Black women and women of color -- one powerful enough to ensure that each of us has the right to control our body, our sexuality, our gender, and our reproductive life. And that’s what we’re doing at New Voices.
We’re loving ourselves and our sisters and we’re sowing seeds of awareness and activism. And we’ve been able to grow activists that have sprouted up in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Cleveland into leaders for reproductive justice.
But it’s not enough.
We need to love, sow and grow a lot more people to create a reproductive justice movement with enough power to win fights in Harrisburg and in our local communities.
With your help - we can. Please give $35, $50, $100 or what you can to activate hundreds more women this August at our Kinks, Locks & Twists™ Conference in Philadelphia.
This year's theme is #LoveSowGrow - a call to embrace our cultural roots and nurture seeds for social justice. Given the political climate - we can’t not do this!
We need to get lots more people who are new to New Voices to attend and grow and cultivate some of them into reproductive justice leaders after the conference.
Growing leaders takes time. And money.
We train our leaders in public speaking and grassroots organizing. We bring them together to talk about how reproductive and environmental justice issues have affected their lives so they can hone their storytelling skills. And we support them when they start organizing.
All that takes professional staff and professional staff costs money.
This is your movement.
Help grow it by investing in our August 17-19 Kinks, Locks & Twists™ Conference with a contribution of $35, $50, $100 or what you can today.
It would be a shame if we have a terrific program of workshops and panels and we don’t get enough Black women and women of color to show up.
Getting the word out and selling tickets takes staff time.
And it would be a shame if we get lots of new folks and existing New Voices members to participate but can’t do the follow-up essential to engaging new people and to growing new leaders.
Both of these things take staff time too.
Your movement needs you.
Please give $35, $50, $100 or what you can to engage more Black women and women of color at our August 17-19 Kinks, Locks & Twists™ Conference and develop more reproductive justice leaders after.
And, please join us for the 2017 Kinks, Locks & Twists™ Conference, August 17-19 – https://kinkslockstwists.org/
Peace and Blessings!