We do this for…
“It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.” -Jackie Joyner-Kersee
“The function of freedom is to free someone else.” -Toni Morrison.
Systemic and institutionalized racism has weighed heavily on the backs of Black people for far too long. Our program aim to dismantle this system by promoting community advocacy. Our program focuses on empowering members and other stakeholders in the areas of civic engagement, political awareness, and civil rights. The community service initiative is dedicated to coordinating volunteers to participate in service opportunities throughout the city of Los Angeles and surrounding areas.
“Perseverance is my motto.”– Madame C.J. Walker
Health and fitness are crucial to the success and well-being of Black women and girls. Fit for the Culture provides programs designed to promote healthy eating and an active lifestyle. From running a 5k to providing education on the use of herbs for healing, we offer a variety of workshops and programs to appeal to the diverse needs and personalities of Black women.
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation,
and that is an act of political warfare.” -Audre Lorde
Wellness is more than physical. Like other women of color, Black women experience emotional and intellectual violence daily. We work with a team of therapist, healers, and wellness coaches to incorporate the practices of yoga and meditation to promote holistic wellness amongst our community.
“Self-esteem means knowing you are the dream.”
– Oprah Winfrey
Given the history of colorism amongst Black women in a society built on white supremacy, this program aims to engage in deeper conversations that heal while simultaneously shedding light on the salience of the effects of society’s messages about beauty, body image, and hair. In-her Beauty builds self-confidence inside and out. This program emphasizes that true beauty starts from within, and therefore aims to boost members’ self-confidence.
“No one can figure out your worth
but you.”– Pearl Bailey
Winner’s Circle levels the playing field through financial literacy and the power of investing. There is a noticeable wealth gap and lack of financial literacy among Black women. Winner’s Circle aims to address these economic inequalities through collective investing and financial education, while leveraging access to resources and knowledge. This sets each member up to change the trajectory of the next generation.
“We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.” -Angela Davis
“Women are powerful and Dangerous.”
Health and fitness are crucial to the success and well-being of Black women and girls. This committee provides programs designed to promote healthy eating and an active lifestyle. From running a 5k to providing education on the use of herbs for healing, we offer a variety of workshops and programs to appeal to the diverse needs and personalities of Black women.
I believe it’s time that women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty and strength to change the world around them.” – Janelle Monae
The Black experience can be so concretely defined in
the mainstream that it feels suffocating. There are
mainstream ideas reflecting what people assume
about Black people and how they should sound, live
and act. This stagnates the fluidity of Blackness. This
program explores Black culture and other cultures through the lenses of
Black women and girls. Members build
sisterhood over food while supporting local
businesses, and they foster a brave space where women
feel welcome to speak their truth. Our cultural explorations are not exclusive to Black American culture. We are open to learning about all cultures, but we prioritize Black-owned businesses.