I Call on You Sis: The Journal Launch Event

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Fueled Collective - Cincinnati

3825 Edwards Road

##103

Cincinnati, OH 45209

View Map

Event description
A Journal to remind us of how powerful our relationships are as women in renewing our strengths.

About this Event

** DRUM ROLL**

Please join us to launch I CALL ON YOU SIS...!

A Journal to remind us of how powerful our relationships are as women in renewing our strengths. In a world filled with so much loneliness, depression, suicide, and jealousies, it is important to be mindful of our response when called upon.

The Journal is a tribute to all Circles of Sisters who have uplifted, empowered, supported, guided, and comforted each other. It is a reminder to fan each other’s flames and not to blow them.

I CALL ON YOU SIS is a call to you, to empower not only yourself and your Circle of Sisters, but to help underprivileged girls in Africa better manage their lives through the provision of puberty education, and here is how:

When you purchase the Journal, for yourself, or your Circle of Friends, or whomever you'd like to bless with an empowerment journal, the proceeds go directly to the publication of a Puberty Education Booklet for distribution in Zimbabwean Schools.

The booklet explores all issues related to the onset of menstruation - emotional, physical, medical, economic and is designed with a template to create reusable sanitary pads, so no girl ever has to miss school because of her period!

About Our Special Guest & Keynote Speaker

DR. YEWANDE AUSTIN BIOGRAPHY

From MTV to the historic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Yewande’s socially charged music has taken center stage with musical icons from the Black Eyed Peas to Maroon 5, but it is her work as an award-winning lecturer, social activist and honorary U. S. Cultural Ambassador that has become her greatest achievement. Today, this recipient of a 2019 Honorary Doctorate in Humanitarianism, 2018 African Women in Leadership “Phenomenal Woman of Worth” Award, 2018 African Global Chamber of Commerce “Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation” Award and 2017 President Barack Obama Lifetime Achievement Award is recognized as an international expert in strategic diversity leadership, multidisciplinary education, social responsibility and youth development.

For the past 14 years, this social impact leader’s award-winning programs have empowered clients with competence skills that promote diversity and inclusion, leadership and social responsibility from the classroom and physical examination room to the boardroom. Under her capacity building consultancy, the Global Institute for Diversity and Change, she has been credited with transforming over 3,000 academic institutions, government agencies and non-profit organizations through evidence-based strategies. Through a combination of education, sustainable skill development and the arts, her humanitarian organization, the Change Rocks Foundation, has taught over 250,000 vulnerable youth, advocates and educators in 20 countries from North and Latin America to Europe and 14 countries across Africa how to create sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and social injustice.

Among many notable accomplishments as an internationally renowned educator, lecturer and keynote speaker, the United Nations recently asked Ms. Austin to present her sustainable community model for Boko Haram conflict survivors at the “High Level Summit on the Repatriation of the Diaspora”. The first rehabilitation model of its kind in Abuja, Nigeria, Alheri Village will provide residents with housing, job training, healthcare and other critical services that promote social and economic independence. For the past 11 years, Ms. Austin has served as a consultant to the U. S. State Department under which she has produced conflict resolution, health education, youth empowerment and economic development programs across the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Botswana, Namibia and Malawi. Yewande recently completed her second State Department assignments (2017 and 2019) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda where she expanded professional development programs for government officials and civic engagement programs for vulnerable youth, former child soldiers and indigenous leaders.

During her 2014-2017 tenure at Virginia Commonwealth University, Ms. Austin became the first Diversity Lecturer-in-Residence in the Office of the Vice-President for Health Sciences in the institution’s 177-year history. This residency produced HumanCare – the country’s first recognized diversity healthcare curriculum for pre-health and professional health science students which was developed and taught by Austin. In 2016, Ms. Austin was awarded with a Globe Faculty Fellowship by VCU’s Office of Global Education – one of only 25 Peace Corp Prep programs in America. During this fellowship, Yewande created The Art of Change – a social entrepreneurship course that she conducted concurrently with the University of Botswana online. With the success of this 3-credit class, Ms. Austin directed and created the curriculum for the department’s first study abroad program in The Republic of Botswana. This achievement marked the office’s second trip to Africa since it’s inception.

Ms. Austin was a CNN Hero nominee in 2017, 2014 and 2013 for her tireless international humanitarian efforts. And she recently launched the 2019 Nawo Cultural Tour and Economic Development Summit which will lead its first delegation to Nigeria, September 27 – October 7, 2019. This professional development trip was created to foster collaboration between American and African industry leaders through cultural exchange, social engagement and economic partnership. It is this extraordinary mission that is inspiring a legion of everyday heroes to change the world.

For more information: www.globalinstituteforchange.com and www.changerocksfoundation.com

Date and Time

Location

Fueled Collective - Cincinnati

3825 Edwards Road

##103

Cincinnati, OH 45209

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved