2009 has been an incredible year for Jahajee Sisters. We have grown so much as an organization and community due to your involvement and support. In addition to our annual Summit and our Arts & Empowerment Program, we have recently launched our monthly Sister Circle gatherings. Thank you for your strong and continued support of Jahajee Sisters!
Sister Circles kicked off this month with over 30 Jahajees from all parts of New York assembling at a beautiful home in Richmond Hill, Queens. It was our pleasure to convene community members for an evening of dialogue and dining. The first Circle proved to be a huge success according to attendees, and it truly exceeded our expectations in terms of attendance and the dynamic conversations that emerged throughout the evening. Sisters from across the Indo-Caribbean Diaspora spoke on issues facing our community. Attendees shared views on how by working together in solidarity we can tackle critical issues in our community. Conversations spilled into a variety of topics stemming from local to international to children to adults. We were pleased with the intergenerational mix of Jahajees as young teen-age girls engaged in dialogue with elders up to 80 years old!
Sister Circles are women only events, occurring monthly. Each month several sisters host a Circle. Hosts welcome neighbors into their homes and provide food and beverage. The event is free of cost to the attendees. Members of the Jahajee Sisters community volunteer to host a Circle. In 2010 the Jahajee Sisters Advisory Committee will provide a tool kit to support members who sign up to host a gathering. If you would like to host a circle, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please save the date for our next Sister Circle, which is scheduled for Friday January 8, 2010. You must RSVP and follow through with registration in order to receive details about the gathering. For more information, log on to http://www.jahajeesisters.org or email email@example.com.
Also, be sure to stay tuned for more information in the new year about our Young Women's Leadership Institute.
Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for a Wonderful 2010!
Jahajee Sisters Advisory Committee