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August 12, 2023 @ 10:30 am - August 13, 2023 @ 4:30 pm

Black Women Radicals and The School for Black Feminist Politics Presents:

Black Feminism Lives!: A Two-Day Summit Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the National Black Feminist Organization and The Power of Black Feminist Politics

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2023 and Sunday, August 13th, 2023

Time: 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM EST (Sat) and 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM (Sun)

Where: The People’s Forum – 320 West 37th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues), New York, NY 10018

Tickets: $40 for 2-Day Summit (August 12th & 13th) – (Included with your ticket is a free swag and light refreshments). Food is also available for purchase at The People’s Forum.

For more information about the Summit, please visit: https://www.blackwomenradicals.com/nbfo-summit


About the Event: As Black feminists, it is our political mandate to know and examine our rich legacies, lineages, and histories across time, space, and place. It is imperative that we recognize and honor those who paved the way for us to understand Black feminisms as a discipline, praxis, politic, identity, and way of life.

Powered by Black Women Radicals and The School for Black Feminist PoliticsBlack Feminism Lives! Summit is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Black Feminist Organization and the Power of Black Feminist Politics. A watershed moment in history of Black feminist politics, the NBFO gave rise to other formidable and pioneering Black left feminist organizations such as the Combahee River Collective and the National Alliance of Black Feminists.

An intergenerational Black feminist political convening, Black Feminism Lives! is an homage to the legacy of the NBFO and Black feminist movements and organizers worldwide, who have inspired and politicized a generation of Black feminists, then, now, and for years to come.

Keynote Speakers include Kimberly Springer and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor!

Featured speakers include: Diane Lacey, Deborah Singletary, and Eugenia Wiltshire, original members of the National Black Feminist Organization; Loretta J. Ross, Denise Oliver-Velez, Ericka Huggins, Isra Hirsi, Nicole R. Fleetwood, Asanni Armon, Bethânia Nascimento F. Gomes, and more!

About the National Black Feminist Organization (NBFO): In May 1973, a group of Black women came together to establish the National Black Feminist Organization (NBFO). With members such as Margaret Sloan-Hunter, chairman and the only president of the NBFO, Florynce “Flo” Kennedy, Jane McDougal Galvin-Lewis, Michele Wallace, Doris Wright, Dorothy King, Eleanor Holmes-Norton, Dorothy King, Beverly Davis, and others, the NBFO was formulated in response to racist and sexist exclusion Black women endured in the civil rights, Black nationalist, and white women’s movements and organizations.

On August 15, 1973, the formation of the NBFO was officially announced at a press conference in New York City. In their statement of purpose, the NBFO sought to define feminism on their own terms, a Black feminism that “…address[es] ourselves to the particular and specific needs of the larger, but almost cast-aside half of the Black race in Amerikkka, the Black woman” (NBFO Statement, 1973).

From November 30-December 3rd, 1973, the NBFO hosted an Eastern Regional Conference at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. According to Dr. Kimberly Springer, the Eastern Regional Conference “…is a notable event in Black feminist organizing history because it was the first time a large number of Black women came to discuss feminism” (Springer, 2005.p. 93). A watershed moment in Black feminist history, the NBFO gave rise to other formidable and pioneering Black feminist organizations such as the Combahee River Collective and the National Alliance of Black Feminists.

ASL Interpretation will be provided. Livestreaming will also be available.

COVID-19 Protocol: Masks are required. Please read our COVID-19 Protocols: https://bit.ly/covid19BlackFeminismLives

Tentative Agenda: You can view our Tentative Agenda here: https://bit.ly/BlackFeminismLivesAgenda

  • Attendee In-Take Form: All attendees are required to fill-out a registration in-take form prior to the event. This form will be used to accommodate dietary requirements, allergies, and accessibility needs. You will receive the in-take form from the Black Women Radicals team once you register for the event. Please note: We are a very small but mighty team. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • Children are welcome! The People’s Forum has space for children. Please note: Children ages 6 and below are free to attend the Summit. On your attendee in-take form, there will be a space for you to indicate whether your child/children have any dietary requirements, allergies, and/or accessibility needs.


For questions and concerns, please email us: blackwomenradicals@gmail.com


August 12, 2023 @ 10:30 am
August 13, 2023 @ 4:30 pm
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