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Wakumi and four other women sitting in chairs presenting

Beyond the Bars Conference at Columbia University

Posted by Edith Winkler on March 8, 2018 / Uncategorized
On March 1, our Executive Director Wakumi Douglas served on a panel at this year's Columbia University Beyond the Bars Conference! Click here to check out this incredible panel. (Starting at 1:05:00; 1 hour and 5 minutes!)
Group of women and femmes of color at the capitol in Florida

Recent Black Girls Day At The Capitol Highlights Minorities Economic Issues

Posted by Edith Winkler on March 1, 2018 / Uncategorized
The recent Black Girls Day at the Capitol was the first to highlight minority women’s economic issues in Florida. Several organizations want improvements on education and better access to health care. The Sisters Organizing for Understanding and Leadership Group and other minority groups want state representatives to focus on improvements in education. S.O.U.L. Sister member Tajarah Surin says public schools in southern Florida have a lack of resources.
NYC YLB at their monthly meeting, hosted by Black Women's Blueprint at the museum of Women's Resistance

NYC Youth Leaders Board

Posted by Edith Winkler on February 15, 2018 / Uncategorized
New York City Youth Leaders Board is raising funds for a trip to Miami!! Help them travel to Florida during their spring break to connect with the Miami Youth Leaders Board, share best practices, and exchange information about the organizing work happening in New York City and South Florida.  Stay tuned for more information!
SOUL Sisters Members after a show

Black Girl Magic Show

Posted by Edith Winkler on February 15, 2018 / Uncategorized
In October, members of the NYC Youth Leaders Board and participants of the CAMBA Sisterhood Academy attended a performance of nicHi Douglas’s Black Girl Magic Show!, an absurdist dance theatre lecture on Black female identity. After an enjoyable and thought-provoking performance, the show’s cast and crew answered questions from the audience, and the S.O.U.L. Sisters youth got a photo with playwright/performer nicHi Douglas (sister of S.O.U.L. Sisters’ very own Wakumi Douglas!)
8 women in a Photo Booth

Black Girl Magic Ball- Urban Word NYC

Posted by Edith Winkler on February 15, 2018 / Uncategorized
Participants from the CAMBA Sisterhood Academy, along with two staff chaperones, attended Urban Word NYC’s Black Girl Magic Ball in February. Organized in celebration of the release of Mahogany L. Browne’s poem, “Black Girl Magic,” the evening included a performance by Oshun and a photo booth, which S.O.U.L. Sisters took full advantage of!  
art supplies for organizing projects

NYC Sisterhood Academy – Accepting Host Applications!

Posted by Edith Winkler on February 15, 2018 / Uncategorized
Partner with S.O.U.L. Sisters and take that first step in creating space for our youth to live authentically and amplify their voices in pursuing radical healing for themselves and their communities.

NYC Staffing Updates!

Posted by Edith Winkler on February 15, 2018 / Uncategorized
SOUL Sisters Leadership Collective has hired two full-time NYC staff members!
people gathered at the capitol in Florida, listening to speeches

Black Girls Day at the Capitol in Florida

Posted by Edith Winkler on February 15, 2018 / Uncategorized
Check out the unity, power and righteous anger at the first ever Black Girls Day at the Capitol in FL! And special shout out to our youth leader board member Tijarah for rocking the mic about school pushout and gender inequities in school!
two YLB members

Sneak Peak: The 2017 Wrap Up

Posted by Edith Winkler on January 9, 2018 / Uncategorized
Here is a sneak peek of our End of the Year Home Video featuring exclusive interviews from Aliyah, Tijarah, Andralique, and Zan