The Myth of the Strong, Aggressive Black Woman
The Myth of the Strong,
Aggressive Black Woman
What if Black women were collectively weakened by the schema of the strong Black woman? And, who said Black women need to be aggressive to succeed? The answers to these questions and more lead us down the path of debunking the myth (yes, the myth) of the strong, aggressive Black woman.
raceThink Dinners is here to tell Black women, “It’s okay to NOT be okay!” It’s time to abolish the unrealistic expectations of Black women carried forward from slavery and proliferated by media and cultural norms. We invite you to join this real talk on race in a safe and open environment.
Marita Golden, author of The Strong Black Woman, shared with USA TODAY, “Prioritizing celebration of themselves, time for themselves, feeling they have a right to be at peace and happy is not something that many Black women embrace. Many Black women feel that because of racism, they don’t have time to relax.”
We will be exploring Golden’s observation and more over a homecooked African meal prepared by Chef Gillian Piroth. Take a peek at where our dinner dialogue will take us:
- Where did the schema of the strong, aggressive Black woman originate?
- How does this schema impact the physical and mental health of Black women?
- How do we deconstruct the image of the strong, aggressive Black woman?
- Is there a healthy balance found in the ideal of the new age strong Black woman?
- How can Black women prioritize self-care and self-love?
- What can white people do to support healthy ideals for BIPOC women?
Our discussion will be led by experienced Critical Whiteness trainer and RTD Co-Founder, Elizabeth Horlemann.
When and Where: Address will be provided to registered and invited guests only
Registered participants will also be provided with our zoom link
The event will be held on June 18, 2022, at 18:00-21:00 UHR in Viersen, Germany. Free online access also available!
WHAT’S FOR DINNER:
You don’t want to miss this menu! Chef Gillian Piroth, CEO and Co-Founder of RTD, is delighted to present to you: Kenyan Nyama choma, grilled goat with peach marmalade, coconut pie and much more. Chef Gillian specializes in sharing her heritage through traditional African cuisine.
Only ten in-person spots available! Hurry to reserve your seat today and use promo code TeFePa for 10% off on group bookings. Interested in participating virtually? Join us online FOR FREE.
This event will be held in English. German translators will be available.