Wakumi and four other women sitting in chairs presenting

Beyond the Bars Conference at Columbia University

Posted 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 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 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 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!)