Longtime businesswoman Monica Williams to spearhead One Million Women of Color event that’s scheduled for August 2023
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Monica Williams’ entrepreneurial resume is such that she’s all about enhancing sisterhood.
So much, in fact, that Williams has announced they have partnered to come up with what is known as One Million Women of Color to unite worldwide.
An assembly that is scheduled to take place on August 6, 2023, the One Million Women of Color is designed to collectively create what Williams and her team appropriately describe as the change necessary to strengthen sisterhood in our communities.
“Unity is needed for survival,” Williams told Making Headline News during an exclusive interview. “As we all know, unity protects us from all the evil doings. Hence, we people should help each other and together we should fight and face the evil and negative things.”
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In a nutshell, Williams specially emphasized, “When we together stand, only then we get freedom from all kinds of negativity.”
Williams and other Shadow Foundation officials have announced that the theme for the One Million Women of Color assembly is “Reclaiming My Time.”
Attendees can register via starting March 1, 2022 via Eventbrite to participate in the upcoming Sisters Event, which is August 7, 2022 via Zoom.
When asked is the meaning of such a theme and why it is imperative that we become enlightened about this awe-inspiring movement, Williams said:
“(We are committed to) bringing forth the unheard voices of women who fought for righteousness and injustice, who envisioned a world where women of color have the rights, respect, and resources to thrive.” Williams deemed it essential to celebrate the influential impacts of several “sheroes,” most notably Fanny Lou Hamer, Shirley Chisholm, Sojourner Truth, and Harriett Tubman, among others.
“Many women and people of color, (they sense) the phrase, ‘reclaiming my time’ feels particularly poignant, with the idea of reclamation specifically speaking to both the present and the past,” Williams explained. “Society has been wasting not only their time, but also their voices, agency and potential for years.”
All of which is why Williams and her colleagues are placing emphasis on the One Million Women of Color nearly a year before the actual date of the event.
“Let’s come together to not only reclaim the time, but to celebrate the many women of color — both past and present — who pushed back against a society that claimed their time, but not their voices.”
As for the event’s proclamation and why is it important that we apply it to our everyday lives, Williams said: “Announcing to the world that our inheritance of strength, wealth and power from our ancestors will reunite and rebuild our communities, It’s time that my voice be heard.”
Also, Williams announced that a documentary for “Reclaiming My Time” is presently in the works and is scheduled to debut sometime in Summer 2021.
1862: Why Is This Year So Prevalent?
Through the movement that is Reclaiming My Time, we are committed to bringing forth the unheard voices of women who fought for righteousness and injustice, progressive, empowering women who collectively envision a world whereby women of color have the rights, respect, and resources to thrive. This historical event is scheduled for August 6, 2023 in Atlanta and will be held at the Legacy Center. We are planning a small gathering with participation via You Tube along with a Zoom Conference as a strategic way to reach those around the globe. In addition and most importantly, our organization would love you to participate in this historical event.
Generally, you are a part of an amazing lineup during which you will be afforded the golden opportunity to help The Shadow Foundation unite by way of One Million Women of Color worldwide in hopes of supporting the mission of this credible non-profit organization. The Shadow Foundation, by all accounts, is designed to empower students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential, despite the obstacles often put before them. In other words, your presence and contributions will surely give way to a significant and lasting impact on society.
As for the number 1862, that is symbolic for the year in which Mary Jane Patterson became the first African-American woman to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Also, that number signifies the targeted goal The Shadow Foundation would like to reach in order to send 1,862 young women ranging in ages 18 through 21 (whose mothers are incarcerated) to college over the next decade. After all, knowledge is power.
The Shadow Foundation will also donate a percentage of the proceeds to The Mango Tree Girls Secondary School in Rachuonyo North Sub-county is intended to offer quality world class education to 360 girls when fully functional, with the capacity to expand to 420 girls from all walks of life. All classes will have three streams of 30-35 students running from Form 1 to Form 4 under the Kenyan secondary school education system. The school facility will become the safe space within the entire region for all girls and young women.
By and large, this event serves as a golden opportunity to change the narrative of our communities. Therefore, we can come together and exemplify the meaning of love for our community by reminding the world of our longstanding inheritance of strength, wealth and power from our ancestors. As a result, clearly, it is time that our voices are heard.
Said Williams: “We look forward to speaking with you soon regarding participating in this historical event. We would love you to sponsor this sisterhood event worldwide on Sister Day August 6, 2023.”
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For more information about Businesswoman Monica Williams, or to inquire about the One Million Women of Color, a speaking engagement or public appearance, connect with her at via social media at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001604044699. Also, log on to: https://theshadow.foundation or send email: email@example.com.
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