Black Women Rock: Leading the Charge
for Social & Political Change
Presented by the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire
September 25 & 26, 2020 | Manchester, NH
The 14th Black New England Conference will celebrate, examine, and make visible Black women’s leadership and activism in fights for political and social change. Panelists will discuss Black women’s leadership and activism in a variety of social and political arenas—the classroom, the courtroom, business and economics, technology, the environment, the arts, religion, government, and others. As artists and activists, politicians, and pundits, Black women continue to stand on the front line and lead the charge for social and political change. From Sojourner Truth calling for the abolition of slavery and for women’s rights to Tarana Burke coining “Me Too” in 2006, Black women have played a vital role in the political and social (re)formation of the United States, even as their leadership and activism have often been eclipsed and erased.
Conference Panels Include:
- Black Women as Purveyors of Change
- Body Politics & Movements Toward the Sacred
- Black Women’s Present-Day Leadership & Activism
- Activism Through the Arts
- Black Women in Electoral Politics
- The Next Generation
Friday Evening Keynote Address, Free to the Public
Scholarships are available. Please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-570-8469 for more information.