Black History/Future Month

“All that you touch, You Change. All that you Change, Changes You. The only lasting truth is Change.”–Octavia Butler

It’s Black History/Future Month. A time to reflect on the past contributions of Black Americans, as well as the visions/creativity/activism of the next generation.

The purpose of my group (PDX Black Feminism) is to honor the barriers broken by Black women/Non-Binary people. We provide a space to talk about issues affecting us in/outside of our city.  It’s also an opportunity to explore the Afrofuturism tools of resisting oppression.

Please support our work this month. The funding helps rent space for meetings, provide refreshments, and self-care needs. In celebration of Black History/Future Month, we will be hosting a showing of “Unbought and Unbossed.” The film explores Shirley Chisholm’s run for presidency, a Black politician trailblazer.

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Shirley Chisholm Gets Black Heritage USPS Stamp

Uh, oh…Black History Month will be on and popping now 🙂  The new Shirley Chisholm Black Heritage USPS Stamp was released a couple of days ago. Chisholm is an iconic figure for black women/American history, as she was the first black woman to run for U.S. presidency back in 1972.  The documentary “Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed” chronicles her political journey.  Ms. Chisholm joins an amazing list of other “unbossed” black women honored with a Black Heritage USPS Stamp. Chisholm passed away in 2005 😦

 

Happy Birthday Shirley Chisholm!!

“#HappyBirthday Shirley Chisholm, American educator and politician! She was the first black woman elected to Congress (1969) and the first black woman to make a bid for the presidency (1972), though she’d rather be known “as a black woman who lived in the 20th century and dared to be herself.” –National Women’s History Museum

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