To celebrate Women’s History Month, Square Circles and Sista’s Place will host an intimate conversation with the women of the community, acknowledging their resilience despite the hostile environments they often have to navigate. The discussion will be held on Saturday, Mar. 25, 2023 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Sistas’ Place (456 Nostrand Avenue, corner of Jefferson Avenue, Brooklyn).
Speakers include Viola Plummer of the Harriet Tubman Fannie Lou Hamer Collective; Assemblywoman Stefani Zinerman, District 56 representative, New York State Assembly; Colette Pean, East New York Restoration; Brenda Brunson Bey, African fashion designer, who will lead a discussion about culture as a weapon; Enid Knight, Chronic Care Management, speaking about healthcare and nutrition; and Nayaba Arinde, editor of the Amsterdam News and producer of the Black to Basics podcast, who will introduce and moderate the panel.
Lunch will be catered by the BUKA NYC Authentic Nigerian restaurant.
The panel will raise issues that affect everyday lives, from healthcare and mental well-being to families and work life; and housing, education, and activism, looking for some solutions and some support systems. Organizers said the women will talk about the “beautiful power that creates the aura, which pushes us through issues and circumstances with such tremendous fortitude.”
The community is invited to spend a fun and productive afternoon exploring common issues that everyone encounters, but may not usually make time to analyze.
For more information, contact Sistas Place at 718-398-1766.