#BurytheRatchet #ATL LAUNCH: The #Revolutionary Pro-#Sisterhood Campaign w/ @MichaelaAngelaD
Presented by #MADFree & the Department of #AfricanAmericanStudies @ #GeorgiaStateUniversity
Tuesday, April 30 | 7-9pm
Speaker’s Auditorium, located in the Student Center at Georgia State University, located at 44 Courtland Street SE Atlanta, GA 30303
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#BurytheRatchet #ATL LAUNCH: The #Revolutionary Pro-#Sisterhood Campaign w/ @MichaelaAngelaD
[BRUNCH] New Year, New You Women’s Empowerment Brunch: Do the Math
Hosted by @DivasMPH | Featuring Keynote Speaker @MichaelaAngelaD
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Student discounts available - Save $5 off registration by using discount code: STUDIVA.
Join the ladies of Divas, MPH for our third annual New Year, New You women’s empowerment brunch in New York City. This year’s brunch is centered around our 2013 theme, “Do The Math”, and the entire event has been designed to help you develop your personal equation for achieving success in the new year.
Brunch will feature a scrumptious meal with a menu of items ranging from farm fresh eggs to cornmeal-crusted friend whiting with tomato salsa and more. Guests will also enjoy beverage service including signature brunch cocktails, Mimosas & Bloody Mary’s for purchase – as well as guest favors, guided goal setting activities, and a dynamic keynote address by expert cultural critic, acclaimed writer, and social media maven, Michaela Angela Davis.
This not-to-be-missed event is sure to have you starting the new year feeling revived, refreshed, and ready to Do The Math for a successful 2013 and beyond! S
The mission of Divas, MPH is to educate, empower, and mobilize women to create healthy communities.
Save the Date! Friday February 1st begins our #FreshFriday movement-movement! #FreshIsFly #BeFresh #JoinUs (at MAD FREE TV) via @ MichaelaAngelaD
[CONVERSATION] #MADFree: What’s Eating Black Women, Part 2
@MichaelaAngelaD w/ @ByronHurt & @TerrieWilliams
Hosted by ImageNation
Thursday, January 10 | 7pm
ImageNation Raw Space, located at 2031 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd New York, NY
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Twitter: #MadFree | #SustainableSisterhood
Lot’s of talk this time of year about diets and resolutions but what about working towards solutions about what and why we eat and what is happening to us….
80% of Black Girls are more likely to become obese than other girls.
1 in 4 middle aged Black Women have diabetes.
These are the facts but do they have to be our future?
This Thursday join Byron Hurt director of Soul Food Junkies and Terrie Williams author Black Pain
as we get MAD FREE to talk and take action about our food and our feelings.
hosted by ImageNation
(feat. special preview of Byron’s acclaimed documentary)
[CONVERSATION] #MADFREE: “Who is Black?”
@MichaelaAngelaD in Conversation with Dr. Yaba Blay #SustainableSisterhood
Hosted by ImageNation | Produced by Too Qute Productions
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 7pm
ImageNation’s Raw Space, located at 2031 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard New York, NY
[WELLNESS CAMPAIGN] #30FOR30 Movement-Movement
Launched by @MichaelaAngelaD
Join the #30FOR30 Movement on Facebook —> http://on.fb.me/VlaJzf
You are invited to join the MAD FREE #30FOR30 Movement-Movement; where sisters are supporting each other in taking care of our beautiful, bodacious, bodies and our big brave hearts.
Our powerful “What’s Eating Us?” (Pt1) conversation last week with Terrie Williams and Ngo Okofar at Peak Performance NYC revealed many things about our resistance to committing to fitness, loneliness and fear were common denominators.
And speaking of hearts….
You probably already know this but here you go:
- African-American women have the highest rates of being overweight in the US.
People who are overweight are more likely to have heart disease.
- Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for African American women 20 years of age or older.
But know this too:
- A new study shows just 30 minutes of exercise a day works in helping adults lose weight.
- Part of the explanation may be that people found 30 minutes so doable that they had the desire and energy for additional physical activity. (University of Copenhagen)
So let’s do this!
We don’t have to do for ourselves by ourselves.
Starting Saturday Dec. 1 commit to doing .30 minutes of exercise for 30 days with and for your sisters. Together we can share our stories, strategies, successes and strut into 2013 more healthy, more whole and more free!
At last the time has come to put your health first!
You and your heart deserve it.
[SHOW + CONVERSATION] #MADFREE Conversation with the Queens of FELA + @FELAMusical!
Tuesday, July 24 | 7pm
Al Hirshfeld Theatre 302 W. 45th Street @ 8th Avenue
Mesage shared via @MichaelaAngelaD
(show time, conversation to follow immediately after the show)
Dearest Friends of #MADFree
I hope you are having a sweet and slow summer.
The MAD Free team, while we’re not having our signature liberating critical community conversations until September, we’re certainly not at rest.
MAD Free producer Quan Lateef is busy Producing the amazing Afro Punk Festival August 25-26th (http://bit.ly/NILFS4)
while I’m taking full advantage of connecting us to the rich NYC summer culture. I’m thrilled to share the latest MAD cultural connection with you happening Tonight.
We will join the musical force that is FELA! on Broadway.
Immediately after the electrifying performance I will have a MADFree style conversation with the Queens of FELA!, the fiercest sisters on any stage.
I would really love to see you there, but even more because I love you, I really want you to see this unforgettable unrelentingly funky show in it’s final performances.
Further details and discount codes are on the MAD Free FB page —> http://on.fb.me/y50v6F
(have you “liked” us yet?)
His story inspired a nation. His music inspires the world.
FELA!, the award-winning musical directed and choreographed by two-time Tony® winner, Bill T. Jones, returns to Broadway for a strictly limited engagement. A spectacularly inspiring and triumphant tale of courage, passion and love, Fela! is based on the life of Fela Kuti, who created Afrobeat – a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies – and mixed these sensual eclectic rhythms with simple but powerful lyrics that openly assailed Nigeria’s corrupt and oppressive dictatorship. The production features many of Fela Kuti’s most captivating songs performed by a combined cast of the original Broadway production and the Royal National Theatre production.
Michaela will be hosting the Dance Theater of Harlem Street Festival Saturday, August 4th, as always all exclusive details will be on our Facebook page.
[PRO-KINDNESS CAMPAIGN LAUNCH] Be Cool. Be Kind. Campaign Launch
Hosted by Mott Hall Bridges Academy’s SHiNE Society and Michaela angela Davis
Saturday, May 19, 2012 | 11am
Mott Hall Bridges Academy, located at 210 Chester Street New York, NY
Admission: FREE | To RSVP, visit the Be Cool. Be Kind. Campaign guest list webpage
The Be Cool Be Kind Summit is offered as a free event and is open to the public. Schools, youth organizations, community groups and women are encouraged to attend and bring girls to support the initiative.
Website: motthallbridges.com | mhbabrooklyn.webs.com
Tumblr: motthallbridges.tumblr.com| Facebook Fan page: facebook.com/motthallbridges
Twitter: @motthallbridges | #BeCoolBeKind
Mott Hall Bridges Academy (MHBA) and Image Activist and Cultural Critc, Michaela angela Davis’ SHiNE Society host the Be Cool. Be Kind. Summit, a pro-kindness campaign launch, at Mott Hall Bridges Academy, located at 210 Chester Street Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday, May 19, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Be Cool. Be Kind. pro-kindness campaign was created as a proactive initiative in response to a series of conversations addressing the rise of aggressive bullying occurring nationally and locally, specifically amongst middle school and high school aged girls. With the guidance of MHBA Principal Nadia Lopez and Michaela angela Davis, SHiNE Society members developed the Be Cool Be Kind. campaign from an understanding that bullying originates from a desire for attention and/or from previously experienced/preexisting trauma and stress.
The Be Cool Be Kind. campaign encourages healing through sisterly friendship and support: “Cool girls are kind. You don’t have to be bully because you’ve been bullied before. We talk things out and have each others back.” The campaign seeks to expose and inspire hundreds of girls from all over the city to the Be Cool. Be Kind. campaign.
Distinguished panelists and guests to attend include Brooklyn Borough President, Marty Markowitz; counseling psychologist, Dr. Wendi Williams; image activist; cultural critic and SHiNE Society founder, Michaela Angela Davis, and a dynamic panel of women and girls. Music will be provided by DJ Franchella and a special performance by Mott Hall Bridges Academy’s own Royal Vision Step Team. Sponsors for this event include Social Media for Kids and Candy Rush.
The Be Cool Be Kind Summit is offered as a free event and is open to the public. Schools, youth organizations, community groups and women are encouraged to attend and bring girls to support the initiative. For more information about Mott Hall Bridges Academy, visit the Be Cool. Be Kind. Campaign guest list or contact Monique Achu at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the SHiNE Society and for media and press inquiries, contact Jasu Sims at email@example.com. Connect with the SHiNE Society’s Be Cool Be Kind campaign on Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter at @MottHallBridges and #BeCoolBeKind.
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About Mott Hall Bridges Academy
Mott Hall Bridges Academy (MHBA) is a public middle school in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York serving grade 6 and 7 students. The mission of Mott Hall Bridges Academy is to create a S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) focused environment where inquiry is used to help develop critical thinkers through teaching and learning; building positive relationship amongst stakeholders and adhering to our codes of excellence.
About the SHiNE Society
The SHiNE Society is a select group of sixth and seventh grade girl students from the Mott Hall Bridges Academy that are engaged in an enriched mentorship program with young, progressive 20- 30- something women community activists as members of Michaela Angela Davis’ Salon du SHiNE.
[PANEL + COCKTAIL AND NETWORKING RECEPTION] Women in Politics
Hosted by Harlem 4 Obama
DATE CHANGE: June 19, 2012 | 7-9pm
Apollo Soundstage, located at 253 West 125th Street (Between Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard (7th Avenue) and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (8th Avenue)
New York, NY U.S.A. 10027
Admission: $25 | For tickets, visit http://bit.ly/Lrv6Je
Website: harlem4obama.org | Facebook Group Page: http://on.fb.me/JBTho7
Facebook Event Page: http://on.fb.me/Mx7Uqm | Twitter: @harlem4obama
For more additional information please call 646-593-7911 or
Enterprising women run businesses, non-profits and institutions. Yet, there is a profound underrepresentation of women in elected office. The panel session will examine the overall political landscape as it applies to women nationally, in New York City and in Harlem. Hear up and coming young women discuss openly and honestly the state of women in politics, the barriers that prevent women from entering politics and layout approaches to making genuine sustainable correction. Emerging Women Speak is part of an ongoing movement to ensure that young women step forward to shape and advance progressive policies and politics in our changing community and nation. JOIN US and SPREAD the word!
Michaela Angela Davis - Image Activist/Writer/Conversationalist
FEATURED PANEL SPEAKERS
- Tamika Mallory - Executive Director, National Action Network
- L. Joy Williams - Political strategist and founder of LJW Community Strategies
- Esther Armah - New York radio WBAI host, playwright, award-winning international journalist and national best-selling author
- Marisol Alacatara - District Leader for the 70th AD
- Glynda Carr - Co-Founder of Higher Heights for America
***This is a nonpartisan event***
- Panel Discussion/Q&A (7pm-8:15pm)
- VIP Cocktail Reception (8:15-9:00pm) (Reception provided by ArtieEvents of the hit show, Chef Roble on Bravo).
MAD Free Gets Personal for Mothers Day
[A message from Michaela angela Davis, of MAD Free…]
Mothers, Mothering Spirits and Friends,
I hope you all felt the love and support of the mothering spirit yesterday and everyday, as you all know I had the honor to work with The Huffington Post/BlackVoices on the “For Sybrina” Campaign a Mother’s Day Tribute to Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martins mom and by extension we we honored mothers everywhere who have lost children. We received 100s of handmade cards, poems, video messages, photos and of course letters of love. It was a humbling and powerful reminder of the power of love to heal, everything.
Now it gets personal.
I did a very intimate MADFree conversation with survivor, writer, free spirit and my mother, Helen Delaney. We gathered a small group of shining sisters in my favorite neighborhood cafe and talked about losing her 17-year-old son Eddie, Sybrina Fulton, hope and the strength of the human spirit
We did this to support Sybrina and inspire as many mothers and spirits as we can. If it touches you, please pass it along: http://huff.to/J5wQcw