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Black Women s Blueprint s purpose is to take action to secure social, political and economic equity for women of African descent. We fight to end the exploitation and devaluation of Black women and girls in the private and public sphere. We engage women of African descent in the development and implementation of comprehensive, social justice approaches that put communities at the forefront of advocacy and prevention.
The organization's primary program is its TRUTH COMMISSION which provides grassroots organizing training and engages women and men of African descent in arts-based activism and organizing including consciousness raising using film, music, theater, and social media. The Truth Commission's purpose is to spark dialogue, develop advocacy strategies and mobilize around the convergence of race, class, gender and other intersecting oppression in women's lives where these impact us most--at the disproportionate rates of physical and sexual violence against us, poverty and exploitation of our bodies in popular culture.
The organization's second initiative, its MUSEUM OF WOMEN'S RESISTANCE (MoWRe) aims to counter the effects of popular culture, and promote respect and dignity for Black women by highlighting and teaching their rich contribution to world history, raising self-esteem, self-worth, connecting the past to the present and shaping the future, helping women and girls to connect and inspire pride. Part museum, part library, this Project is committed to work with women and girls to create innovative historical exhibitions tailored for our boys and girls offering them alternative images of women. This program has already obtained materials for several exhibits on the lives of key women from throughout the African Diaspora, including Kenya, South Africa, Haiti and the United States. At capacity this program will house artifacts, books, papers, video documentaries, video re-enactments, periodicals, t-shirts, buttons, campaign banners, organizational files etc. in a grand space catering to community adults and youth alike.
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