sisterhood & solidarity: jahajee sisters' annual indo-caribbean women's empowerment summit
Featured Speaker: Patricia Mohammed
Jahajee Sisters presented our fourth annual Indo-Caribbean Women's Empowerment Summit, a call to solidarity and sisterhood among women of Indo-Caribbean heritage! Hundreds joined us from June 18 to June 20 for three days of workshops and presentations from scholars, artists, activists and community leaders.
Our 2010 summit sought to build a stronger community as we explored the history of Indo-Caribbean women, discuss the issues we are facing today, and collectively create a vision for our future. Topics included culture and identity, gender-based oppression, healthy relationships, LGBTQ identities, life skills, immigrants' rights, workers' rights, housing rights and much more.
Featured Speakers and Organizations: Professor Patricia Mohammed of the University of the West Indies in Trinidad, Journalist Gaiutra Bahadur, Artist/Activist/Social Entrepreneur Taij Kumarie Moteelall, The Rajkumari Cultural Center, Sakhi for South Asian Women, Chhaya CDC and more.
2010 Indo-Caribbean Women's Empowerment Summit Schedule
Day 1: Engendering Sisterhood - Panel and Cultural Show Friday, June 18, 6pm-10pm @ Queens Museum of Art Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, NY 11368
*Open to all genders*
A panel on Indo-Caribbean women’s history, empowerment and movement-building moderated by Suzanne Persard, followed by a cultural reception featuring song, dance, film, theatre and poetry.
Day 2: Pieces of the Movement - Workshops and Plenary Sessions
Saturday, June 19, 10am-5pm @ Krystal Hall 124-12 101 Avenue, Richmond Hill, NY 11419
*Open to Women Only*
A day of personal development, learning about social justice issues affecting women and the Indo-Caribbean community, and connecting to local and national campaigns to create change.
Day 3: Identity and the Future of Indo-Caribbean Women - Workshops and Open Space
Sunday, June 20, 11am-3pm @ United Hindu Cultural Council Senior Center 118-09 Sutter Avenue,
South Ozone Park, NY 11420
*Open to Women Only*
An intergenerational dialogue, incorporating the arts, on identity, cultural equity and what it means to be an Indo-Caribbean woman.