On November 12, 2014, “the White House Council on Women and Girls released a report entitled “Women and Girls of Color: Addressing Challenges and Expanding Opportunity”. This report highlights work the Administration has done over the last six years to reduce barriers to success for everyone including women and girls of color. From continuing to fight to increase the minimum wage, encouraging women to enter STEM-related fields, providing increased access to health screenings and much more, this report re-emphasizes the Administration’s commitment to helping all women succeed in every area of their lives.” Read a copy of that report here.
During these very challenging times, use some “self care” time and read!
- Race Realities in New York City, Urban Justice Center (131 pages) https://hrp.urbanjustice.org/sites/default/files/HRP.WEB.doc_Develop_RaceRealities_001_20140604.pdf
- Medical Apartheid, by Harriet Washington
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
- The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander
- The Color of Food http://browngirlfarming.com/order-book
- Sacred Woman, by Queen Afua
- The Remedy, by Supa Nova Slom
- You Can Heal Your Life, by Louis Hay
- Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination/CERD Report by Black Women’s Blueprint
- A Truth Out article, http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/27806-the-us-needs-a-truth-and-reconciliation-process-on-violence-against-african-americans
Please save these dates and look at the 16 Days at CCNY website for more updates:
From our community partner the Black Women’s Blueprint:
THIS WEEK: Black Women’s Blueprint returns to the U.N. in Geneva to denounce police rapes and sexual harassment as human rights violations against Black women across this nation, and across generations. Centering Black women’s lived experiences squarely within the racial justice concerns of our communities.
To CCNY students and to all student…
Let’s support survivors of sexual and domestic violence by carrying a mattress or pillow on Carry that Weight National Day of Action tomorrow, October 29th!
This is your opportunity to join the pledge and bring awareness as victims, survivors, and allies!
Check us out at the 10th Annual Circle of Sisters from 10-6pm tomorrow!
We’ll be at Table #603 on Sunday! We’ll have Promotion & Outreach materials for SHWC and our partners; sales of wristbands, booklets & wellness works! items. See you then!
Our full launch is coming soon!
In December 2010, the US Department of Health and Human Services launched Healthy People 2020, which has four overarching goals:
- Attain high-quality, longer lives of preventable disease, disability, injury and premature death;
- Achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all groups;
- Create social and physical environments that promote good health for all; and
- Promote quality of life, healthy development, and healthy behaviors across all life stages.
Aware that three generations of African American females are currently residing in the White House and two generations reside with the current Mayor of New York City, we need the health and wellness of African American women to be prioritized. Confronting the recent “My Brother’s Keeper” campaign, we ask what about the SISTERS, MOTHERS WIVES, DAUGHTERS, NIECES, AUNTS and the women who are caregivers to elders, family members, children and their mates.