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Words of Fire: Sex, Power and a Black Feminist Call for Social Justice

Saturday, April 29, 2017 to Sunday, April 30, 2017

  • Spelman College
  • 350 Spelman Lane
  • Atlanta, GA

Words of Fire

Black Women’s Blueprint will co-convene a conference in Atlanta, Georgia with the Women's Research and Resource Center at the historic Spelman College to honor the first anniversary of the Black Women’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Given the impact of the 2016 Elections on Black Women and All Survivors, Black Women's Blueprint calls for resistance and urgent communal care through this call to action and convening.

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Words of Fire will carry us with full momentum into the next phase of Black feminist futurity where our thriving and surviving are not only paired with struggle and resistance but rebirth and regenerated sources of power and global justice. We invite all truth-seeking, fire-breathing, soul-searching activists, grassroots artists, and academics of the U.S. and formerly so-called Third World to gather in a special summit honoring Black feminists who've made it their life's work to create language to inform a practice of decolonizing and decommodifying the connections between Black women's power and pleasure, making these issues inherently racial justice concerns.


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Attendees will participate in workshops, discussions and performances. Guest organizations that will be in attendance include: Women Engaged, Wellstone Action, Women of Color Network and Trans Sistas of Color Project.

Wellstone Action One-Day Training at WOF: April 29, 2017
The training will be a hands on, day-long training institute where women will learn to build their leadership through community organizing and public leadership. Training focuses on electoral politics, public policy and grassroots organizing. This training is typically $2,000, but is being offered for FREE at the Words of Fire Conference.

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Student Registration
All Students get in FREE to the Words of Fire Conference (valid and current student ID is required).

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Spelman College Faculty and Staff
Faculty and staff at Spelman will receive FREE admission to the conference. Interested individuals must email faculty or staff contact information (i.e. name, department, email and phone number) to wordsoffireconference@blueprintny.org

Honorees Gala Reception
On Saturday, April 29, at the Floyd Room in downtown Atlanta, the Words of Fire Conference will host “A Praise Song for Black Feminists,” a special gala reception honoring the contributors of the Word of Fire Anthology. The cost for the Honorees Gala is $90.

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Special Honorees
Loretta Ross, Wagatwe Wanjuki and Drs. Patricia Hill Collins, Brittany Cooper, Michele Wallace, Cheryl Clarke, Beth Richie and many more

For questions, please send inquires to wordsoffireconference@blueprintny.org

Hotel Reservations

The conference hotel, from April 24-May 1, is the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 | Reserve Your Room Today.

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