Join us in our virtual space for Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium’s (SBGWC) 1st Black Girls Dream Conference, “Black Girls Table Talk” 2021 Virtual Conference on September 16-18, 2021.
Black Girls Table Talk creates a safe space. At our table, we will tell our own stories, in our own voices, at a table created for, with, and by Southern Black girls.
At Black Girls Table Talk you will explore and discuss topics that include self-expression, self-love, self-care, mental health, and creating a future that you want.
Be there to grab your swag bag filled with things that every Black girl really needs.
Join Us and Take Your Seat at the Table!
. . . . And now a little history. September 15, 1963, was the monthly youth service at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. Children hurried to the church basement for Sunday School. A bomb planted by the Ku Klux Klan exploded, shook the church, shook the community, and shook the nation. Fourteen-year-olds, Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and eleven-year-old Cynthia Wesley were killed. The bombing at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was an act of terrorism intended to slow the progress of the civil rights movement.
The Black Girls Dream Conference dates were chosen to pay homage to the memory of the four southern Black girls. We will amplify the voices and issues of Black girls and women to empower women to bring about economic, racial, and social justice in the South.
About the Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium
The SBGWC collaborates with girl-serving organizations and girls who live in the twelve Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.