The Queens Conference
DATE: 27th OCTOBER 2018
TIME: 3:00 PM – 10:00PM
LOCATION: To be confirmed.
The Queens Conference is an evening dedicated to giving black women a chance to voice their opinion, network extensively, support one another, educate and be educated on a variety of topics that effect and define black womanhood.
The Conference is designed to give attendees a safe space in which to celebrate themselves, to relax and to be able to speak freely without judgement or backlash.
The night will present an array of speakers, entertainment and all will have the opportunity to speak with the guests and organisers of the event.
There will be exhibitors selling the best in food, drink, clothing, products and services.
The evening will be led by a variety of speakers who will speak on 3 main topics:
1. THE ANGRY OVERSEXUALISED OBJECT VS THE DIVINE FEMININE
We are all familiar with the stereotype of the angry black woman, that caricature that has misrepresented the true identity of the black woman and diminished her capacity to be feminine, vulnerable and a nurturing element. Our image has been morphed and superimposed with ever rolling eyes, aggressive and argumentative behaviour, that has made a mockery of our gender; as well as diminished our worth as human beings.
We will explore the affects, the legacies and the ways in which we can actively move to prevent the problems this can cause us and prevent problems for future black women.
We will also cover the topic of over sexualisation of the black female form and how it affects the way we see ourselves, as well as how we are seen, understood and treated by the rest of the world.
2. MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH – SUFFERING IN SILENCE
Black women have a higher percentage of being likely to suffer from poor mental and physical health than any other female group. We are also the least likely to seek professional help in part due to the potential cost on our time, energy, family life and the social stigma.
We also are more prone to not broaching the subject of Mental health within our community and social circles, due to the lack of education and awareness on the subject; coupled with the fear of speaking with professionals who often times lack the sensitivity and understanding of our cultural and psychological needs.
3. EMPOWERMENT AND THE BLACK FAMILY – FINANCE, LEGACY AND MORE
Finance and generating usable margins of income within our households is one the biggest issues facing Black women and our families today. We will be exploring the variety of ways in which we can generate the much needed income, as well as how we can invest in new and emerging pathways of potential income, business and ecommerce.
We will cover topics of saving, investment in local black businesses, youth entrepreneurship and community sustainability; how to monetise our creative and artistic ideas and practices, whilst exploring the importance of ownership and identity.
• This will be a night to remember and we will be endeavouring to hold this event annually, so be a part of our first annual event and let’s make history together.
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