What is going on wonderful people?
S.W.I.F.T. Sisters are working hard and gearing up for the release of the May newsletter! In this edition we will be honoring Black women who made an in significant impact in our lives. What better time than the month of May for this to arrive. Mother’s Day is all about recognizing women who are mothers and mother figures. We look forward to sharing with you the awesome works acknowledging amazing Black women.
The day has arrived! Our first newsletter is here and ready to be shared with the masses!
In this issue we are honoring Black women in history who has made significant contributions through their work and inspired many with their courage and perseverance. The purpose of the newsletter is have young women of African descent write about stories and topics that are interesting to them. It is also to encourage writing and creative expression among Black, African American, Afro Latina, Mixed, Caribbean – young women of African descent – whose stories MATTER! We wanted to provide a brave space for these young women to share their perspectives and voices with others who look like them and those who acknowledge them as the experts of their own experience.
With lots of love, support and expertise, we are excited to have this and hope you are too!
We are proud to introduce: The S.W.I.F.T. Chronicles!
Click here! The S.W.I.F.T. Chronicles, March Edition
Newsletter Correction and Update: Myia X’s on Monica Moorehead article was originally featured at http://www.workers.org/wwp/our-campaign-candidates/
Check out what is in the next edition of the S.W.I.F.T. Movement newsletter!
Honoring Black women in history!
- Date and Place of Birth
- What are the significant contributions _(name)_ made to history?
- What do you admire about this _(name)_?
- What is an important message you think young women can take away from _(name)_ contributions to history?
- Famous quote said by_(name)_
Black Women Artwork
- showcasing art by Black women artists
Inspirational quotes by women of African Descent
Crossword Puzzle on women of African descent or Search Word puzzle
Release month Calendar (activities happening in March)
Events in Boston/Things to look forward to in Boston and surrounding cities
Welcome to the world of S.W.I.F.T! The Creative Expression Group is relaunching in 2016–among some other great things starting among S.W.I.F.T. Here’s what to look forward to:
Newsletter Launch in March!
The S.W.I.F.T. Core Crew has been working together to create a newsletter that would be launched 6 times a year here! This newsletter will feature articles written by the members of S.W.I.F.T.
Revised social media platforms for S.W.I.F.T.
The WordPress page is up and running. We also have an Instagram page and a Google Plus page!
S.W.I.F.T. Sister Circles
Currently, TiElla Grimes is working with a group of young women ages 18-25. These young women will come together to develop a group project to share on this site.
WE Learn Conference and Gathering in New York (April 29th-30th)
I am currently working on a proposal to be a presenter for the WE Learn Conference and Gathering. (Women Expanding Literacy Education Action Resource Network) is a community promoting women’s literacy as a tool that fosters empowerment and equity for women.) For more information about WE Learn, visit: WE Learn
Be sure to tune in for more updates!