March 4, 2020

Five Free Events to Celebrate Women's History Month!

The African Roots Center, 43 Gill St in Kingston is Hosting
Five Free Events to Celebrate Women's History Month!

Women & Earth
with Sally Bermanzohn and Sarah Elisabeth
Saturday, March 7 | 4 – 6 pm

Sally will talk about Native American women as farmers and leaders in the Eastern Woodlands. Sarah will speak on the Wise Woman Tradition, opening a connection to the Great Mother, Gaia, Earth, and to yourself.
Food prepared by Sally and Sarah will be shared.

"Farming While Black"
with Leah Penniman
Friday, March 13 | 5:30 – 8 pm

Leah Penniman shares her wisdom, wit, knowledge of history and love of the land. With a particular focus on uplifting the contributions of Black, Indigenous, Women of Color, Penniman will guide us to an understanding of how we can be part of the movement for food sovereignty and help build a food system based on justice, dignity and abundance for all members of our community.

The event is being held at YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County.
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Black Suffragists:
Standing Up to White Supremacy
Saturday, March 14 | 5 – 7 pm

A presentation about the critical role and contributions of Black women in the suffrage movement and their struggle against the racism that tightened its grip on the fight for the women’s vote.
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Author Talk & Book Signing
TennyBoots! by Judy Edwards
Saturday, March 21 | 5 – 7 pm

TennyBoots! is a story of two women on a journey back to love.
Their mother/daughter relationship, now caregiver/care resister, is filled with all the complexities this typically entails. Edwards will take us on the journey that led to this book and read selected passages.

An Evening with
Zora Neale Hurston
Saturday, March 28 | 6 – 8 pm

Zora Neale Hurston was an American author, anthropologist and filmmaker. She wrote four novels and more than 50 short stories, plays and essays. The evening features a presentation about her life and work, including readings from her books and letters.
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