Follow Black Women Conference 2022
Black to the Future
Imagining a World Where Black Women Are Free, Joyful and Thriving!
FOLLOW BLACK WOMEN: They Will Lead the Revolution
Catriceology Enterprises, LLC one-day 4th annual Follow Black Women Conference conference is for every woman passionate about and committed to racial justice and racial equity especially for Black women. All women are invited to join us for a powerful, eye-opening, take-action conference in Minneapolis, MN on Sunday October 16, 2022. This conference is for women leaders, entrepreneurs, career women, business owners, and social and racial justice activists.
The theme is BLACK TO THE FUTURE: Imagining A World Where Black Women Are Free, Joyful and Thriving!
The Cosplay Edition. What does the 2050 HAPPY BLACK WOMAN look like? How does she show up? That's up to your interpretation, so we invite you to dress up like HER and let us see your futuristic BLACK JOY!
This conference is hosted by a Black woman, especially for Black women and features dynamic speakers who are Black women. Five phenomenal women will grace us with their brilliance and Black Girl Magic to create a meaningful moment in which participants learn how to step up and lead, support black women and get out of the way so black women can lead the revolution of racial justice and women’s equity.
This one-day conference for women will showcase brilliant Black women leaders, teachers, activists and healers doing powerful, transformative work in the world to rigorously advocate for truth, justice, freedom, equity and liberation for Black and brown people. Specifically, this conference will focus on highlighting the brilliance, resilience and vision for Black women leading the way to racial justice reconciliation and restoration.
Topics and sessions will emphasize the following topics: personal anti-racism work, dismantling systemic white terrorism and anti-black racism, psychosocial disparities among Black women, effective activist/accomplice actions, community healing and personal restoration for Black women, Black mental wellness, Black joy as a revolution and personal and professional development.
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND THIS CONFERENCE?
Black people are emotionally, spiritually and literally dying because of racism.
THIS conference will move you beyond theory into intentional action.
This conference won't dance around the taboo issues of racism and oppression.
We will not be sugar-coating the truth by talking about diversity and inclusion.
We will stare racism and white terrorism in the face and unflinchingly dig up its lethal roots to talk candidly about how racism is detrimental to the lives of Black people.
This conference will be relevant, real and raw.
This conference is for those who are ready to advance the women's movement by listening to and following the brilliant and unapologetic leadership of black women.
This conference is for Black women who are ready to lead their own personal and social revolution.
This conference is for ALL women who are ready to create space for Black women to lead and to be the wind beneath their wings.
Catrice M. Jackson - is the the CEO of Catriceology Enterprises, LLC and the Chief Conductor and Founder of Harriet’s Dream, LLC a racial trauma and healing center for black women located in Omaha, NE. She’s an anti-racism educator, speaker and best-selling author who is a straight up, on the rocks with no chaser voice for racial justice who is unapologetic and unflinching with her anti-racism message. She is the catalytic creator of SHETalks WETalk Race Talks for Women and WETalks for Women of Color. Catrice is strong medicine and serves up hard truths necessary to eliminate the lethal infection of racism and anti-blackness from humanity. Catrice knows she is not for everyone and that everyone won’t like her, and she is unbothered by both. She is unmoved by naysayers and does her work authentically and unapologetically with a revolutionary spirit and embodies what she believes… that justice is love.
In every movement... there are people, systems and tactics that will distract and derail the movement's forward momentum. Whether deliberate or unintentional, these actions are detrimental to the Movement for Black Lives. This is not new. Harriet Tubman was exposed by her own people. Hundreds of enslaved Africans refused to revolt with Nat Turner and Malcolm X was murdered by one of his own. Call it envy, hatred or the system of white terrorism functioning properly, Black leaders and the collective Black community has suffered from tactics of distraction and derailment rooted in whiteness.
We will not be derailed or stopped! And this conference is a moment for Black women to get refueled for the fight for liberation and to learn how to keep the movement moving forward.
What would the Black community and Black people look like and how would we behave differently if we ALL were actively participating in our own personal healing and practicing self-love? Would being at peace with yourself create more community peace? How do you begin to cultivate and embody joy? Would this personal inner work unify Black people? Would it move the movement forward and decrease inter-community chaos and conflict? How do Black women begin the healing process and learn how to better love themselves to experience more happiness and joy? These are the questions and answers that we'll be focusing on during this conference along with coming up with community-based solutions for self-love, healing, peace, Black joy and moving the movement forward.
Other issues we will tackle are:
The difference between happiness and joy.
How do you get on the path to happiness to embody joy?
How love, peace and happiness helps you thrive.
What does healing look like?
How do Black women begin and sustain their healing journey?
How do unhealed wounds derail or destroy the Movement for Black Lives?
How do we love each other and hold each other accountable?
How top pick up your pieces to BE peace.
How to make joy your revolution.
Non-Black participants will learn how to bear witness to these truths and how to cultivate space for Black women to heal, practice self-love and experience joy without causing harm.
Come Hear these Black Women & learn about their journey
Catrice M. Jackson
Catrice M. Jackson is the CEO of Catriceology Enterprises, LLC and the Chief Conductor and Founder of Harriet’s Dream, LLC a racial trauma and healing center for black women located in Omaha, NE. She’s an anti-racism educator, speaker and best-selling author who is a straight up, on the rocks with no chaser voice for racial justice who is unapologetic and unflinching with her anti-racism message. She is the catalytic creator of SHETalks WETalk Race Talks for Women and WETalks for Women of Color. Catrice is strong medicine and serves up hard truths necessary to eliminate the lethal infection of racism and anti-blackness from humanity. Catrice knows she is not for everyone and that everyone won’t like her, and she is unbothered by both. She is unmoved by naysayers and does her work authentically and unapologetically with a revolutionary spirit and embodies what she believes… that justice is love.
Verta Maloney is all love with appropriate doses of rage. verta is a founder, storyteller, yogi, mama warrior and anti-oppression facilitator. she has designed, managed, and delivered learning experiences and programs for humans across many industries. verta is a co-founder and the Chief Innovation Officer at the*gamerHERs. the*gameHERs is a women-led media company and community dedicated to amplifying and centering the voices of women and femme-identifying folks who game. verta is also a founding team member at Civics Unplugged where she supports the growth and development of exceptional generation z leaders as they become the civic superheroes their communities need. verta co-founded 45 Lemons with her best friend, Naa Yirenkyi, so that they could bring their expertise together to help individuals and organizations share their race & identity based lived stories and identify their core motivators in order to help their people be and do better all in order to act on and undo racism & oppressions in this lifetime. it is verta’s hope that in every encounter Black, Indigenious and People of Color will leave seen, heard, healed and loved.
Marea Perry has been active in the Twin Cities community for over a decade, with multiple agencies, organizations, and businesses across the sector to help improve and strengthen community relationships through her gift of ministry and community healing. Her dedication to health and wellness services rooted in yoga prophetic meditation mindfulness, energy work/touch and other holistic services has helped provide the calming of the mind, body, and soul teaching communities of color healthy proactive, preventative, and restorative self-sustaining wellness skills. Perry's own personal life experiences including losing her son helped fuel the creation of Secrets2truths and the importance of turning pain into power.
Tinisha Poitier is an author, speaker, actress, voice over artist, spiritual intuitive, vegan chef, and creator of the Fruit N Veggie Mama a global traveling and entertaining company design for promoting plant-based and vegan food in a fun, non-traditional, creative and interactive way ions affirmations and other intuitive tools to promote self care and inner confidence. Tinisha is a Meditation Coach and Facilitator, Group Chakra Healing Practitioner Professional, Usui Rieke Practitioner-Energy Healing and Life Coach as some of her methods to help teach others how to release things that hinder the process of their growth so that they can begin the process to reach their highest level of self and live a healthy, holistic and empowered life.
Khadijah Cooper grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis as an only child. Working as a Sexuality Educator with teens, her confidence in public speaking coupled with her quick wit gave her the fuel she needed to burst onto the comedy scene in February 2018; making her name known. In March 2019 Khadijah was in the top 5 for the Best comedian for the City Pages Best of the Twin Cities. In 2021 Khadijah was named one of 5 comedians to watch! Her point of view in her stand up as a mother, a Sexuality Educator, and someone that has the confidence and comfort in her skin makes her irresistible to laugh with and relate.