“If Black women are free, it would mean that everyone else would have to be free since our freedom would necessitate the destruction of all the systems of oppression."
-The Combahee River Collective
Hey Sis! is a bi-monthly community dialogue that goes beyond the usual business networking in order to examine the complex daily lives of womayn of the African Diaspora here in the greater Austin area. There are no official speakers or panelists on a stage. Instead, we offer an intimate safe space to ask questions, share knowledge and grow together through meaningful dialogue with our community. Attendees are encouraged to reflect on their own personal experiences related to a specific discussion topic and explore issues together in an open forum.
All are welcome to support and share the event, however, this particular space is exclusively for womayn of the African Diaspora.
HEY SIS TESTIMONIALS
I didn't realize how much I needed my last Hey Sis discussion until I arrived. To have a safe space dedicated to a shared dialogue with such vibrant women of color is incredibly nourishing. I left laughing, inspired and wanting more connections like this in my life!
- Ayshea, Hey Sis Attendee
HEY SIS SPONSORS
HEY SIS AUDIENCE
of attendees are 18 to 34 years old
of attendees would recommend this event to a friend
when asked what they liked about the event, attendees said:
fellowship with black women
women of color
open and honest dialogue
CONTACT THE HEY SIS TEAM
Self Care Coordinator
Christina is an independent artist with a focus on creating work that centers women and people of color. She has a Bachelors degree in Cinema and Photography from Ithaca College. Born in Philadelphia and raised in central Florida, Christina found a welcoming new home in Austin, where she gained valuable experience in community outreach and event management as part of the nonprofit world. She curated a multi-installment photo series called "My Place", which invited people of color to share their favorite places around Austin. She is also the co-producer for "You Got This!", a podcast that explores life's milestones and the unique stories behind them. Christina is young, gifted and Black. Most recently, she joined Counter Balance: ATX to organize and facilitate the Hey Sis! community dialogue series for Womayn of the African Diaspora
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Hey Sis is a volunteer-organized bi-monthly community dialogue. We are looking for womayn looking to aid in the program development of Hey Sis. This can includes: tasks like social media strategy, grant writing recruiting community sponsors and event planning. Help us continue to reach womayn that are in need of community and social support in Austin.