2017 REAL Women of Columbus 5th Annual Tea
Listening to Our Girls, Shaping the Future One Girl at a Time was the theme of our 5th Annual REAL Women of Columbus Tea. The event was held July 30, 2017. To get involved contact Doris Calloway Moore, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leadership Briefing with Author and Speaker Monique Morris
On Thursday May 18, The Rise Sister Rise Network invited School, Legal and Community leaders to attend a Leadership Briefing with Monique Morris on Black Girls and School Discipline. Dr. Morris is an author and social justice scholar with more than 20 years of professional and volunteer experience in the areas of education, civil rights, juvenile and social justice. She is the author of Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-First Century (The New Press, 2014), and Too Beautiful for Words (MWM Books, 2012). Recent research has documented that black girls are punished at school at rates that are even more disproportionate than those experienced by black boys. For example, they are suspended six times more often than white girls. Monique Morris calls this “a story untold”, and sets out to tell it in her new book, Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools. Over 85 leaders from across Franklin County attended and received practical applications on how to help correct the inequality faced by girls in schools.
Annual Winter Girls Conference: “Sharing What’s On Our Minds”
The Rise Sister Rise Annual Winter Girls Conference: “Sharing What’s On Our Minds,” was held on January 21, 2017 - 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. The event was an opportunity about getting involved in the growing Black Girls Think Tank Movement.
The session was presented in partnership by Franklin County ADAMH Board; The Ohio State University African and African American Studies Extension
Center; National Coalition of 1 00 Black Women Central Ohio Chapter; The Divine Nine Sororities; Malaika Program of Franklin County Children Services; Creative Women of Color; IMPACT Safety; and, Central Community House .
LET’S GET IN FORMATION: A Black Girls Summit
In November 2016 RSR held it’s Annual Fall Summit for Girls at Ohio Dominican University. The event was attended by more than 100 girls from across the Columbus metropolitan area. The goal of the event was to introduce our own and the first black girls think tank in the country, and have engaging dialogue on top issues black girls face in America today.
Getting My Voice Heard! I AM A Girl of Power Conference Follow Up
2015 Rise Sister Rise Girls Conference
The 2015 Rise Sister Rise Girls Conference, I AM A Girl of Power!, was held on Saturday, December 12, 2015, at the Columbus Downtown High School. The conference, focused on the real issues Black girls face and created a forum to hear the voices of our girls. The event was presented with support from the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Central Ohio Chapter.
The annual Rise Sister Rise Girls' Conference, was held Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Columbus Downtown High School. Girls of Promise: Building Resilience in Girls!, was presented with support from: COWIC, Franklin County Children Services and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Central Ohio Chapter
Black Girls: The Silent Crisis
The two day, Black Girls: The Silent Crisis Symposium was held in Columbus, September 12-13, 2014. The Symposium focused on trauma and resiliency in black girls.