BLACKFEMALEPROJECT AND KINGSTON 11 PRESENT
RESOUND: Black Female Voices
Community, sisterhood, and an abundance of love were just some of the ingredients evident in an event co-hosted and curated by Kingston 11 and BlackFemaleProject on Saturday, April 27, 2019. At “Resound,” the launch event for our collaboration with the beloved Oakland Jamaican restaurant, we created a multigenerational space, bringing Black women together across a broad age range, encouraging connection, upliftment, and inspiration. In addition to remarks from owner of Kingston 11, Adrian Henderson, and our founder, Precious J. Stroud, we also heard from Amana Harris and Momma Aeeshah of Oakland-based Attitudinal Healing Connection.
The highlight of the day was when all the women participating--youth and elders alike--introduced themselves and shared something that was on their heart. From listening to stories of folks’ professional journeys, their experiences of motherhood, and more, we had a chance to get to know our sisters.
As our time together came to a close, hugs between sisters abounded and women exchanged ways to stay in touch. There was no shortage of smiles and the energy was high as we transitioned out of this lovely event and into our Saturday afternoon agendas.
We are grateful for what’s already transpired from our partnership with Kingston 11 and excited to continue to work together.
The goal of RESOUND is to provide linked mentoring for young women who are traversing through the educational system, while using BlackFemaleProject as an incubator for connecting Black women and other women of color back to young people. Another objective of the initiative is to have various women of color sponsor each student with a year membership to BlackFemaleProject. We curated our first event with the goal of facilitating loving and respectful dialogue to encourage intergenerational learning between youth and adults. We hope that these efforts will result in a greater connection between the youth and other women from the community.
Supporting Black girls through a transitional summer and fall:
15 : 8th graders going to high school
15 : Seniors in high school going to college
15 : Seniors in college transitioning to career
Target number = 25 women of color from the community
Find more info on our EVENTS PAGE.