The room brimmed with emotion as community members, young and old, celebrated mothers with reflections, tears and laughter.
Launched in 2004, Sister Spokesman is a monthly event series focused on empowering Black women through sisterhood-building activities such as panel discussions, group outings, networking opportunities, and a marketplace showcasing entrepreneurs.
Sister Spokesman continues the work of serving women in the community with spaces to learn, share, laugh, indulge and encourage one another. The afternoon includes music, giveaways, vendors and special menu items. Our attendance is from 75-100 women every month!
NEXT UP: “Making Fitness Fun”
Saturday, January 5, 2019,12-4 pm
Cora McCorvey YMCA, 1015 N 4th Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Healthy isn’t a goal, it’s a way of living. Join us to learn how you can make healthier life choices in 2019! Just $5 @ the door!
Do you know a Phenomenal Mother? Our Sister Spokesman “Celebrating Moms of All Ages” event is Dec. 1, and we want to recognize African American mothers who have gone above and beyond in their actions or accomplishments. We’re looking for unique nominees who have risen above the norm and should be noted for “Shining in […]
Recent data from the Urban Institute shows that racial disparity in homeownership rates are highest in the Northeast and Midwest, with Minneapolis claiming the biggest divide — a whopping 50 percent difference between Black and White homeownership rates. Panelists at Sister Spokesman’s “Keys to Homeownership” on May 5 spoke on such disparities and offered information and resources for first-time […]
On Saturday, April 7, Sister Spokesman attendees gathered at Northside Achievement Zone in Minneapolis to discuss the impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and learn about college resources and services. The panelists consisted of Dr. Tonya Jackman Hampton, an HBCU alum; Annette Lee of HBCU College Tour, and Aaliyah Hodge, a representative of Postsecondary […]
Sister Spokesman’s “Let’s Talk About It: Mental Health” lived up to its title as an expert panel discussed a wide range of mental health issues at Hallie Q. Brown on Saturday, March 3. Attendees packed the room to hear Marques Armstrong of Hope and Healing Family Counseling; Renita Wilson of Kente Circle LLC and Dr. […]
Sister Spokesman keeps growing to meet Black women’s needs and interests High praise comes from Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder Publisher and CEO Tracey Williams-Dillard when speaking about the Medtronic Foundation, crediting Jacob Gale, the foundation’s vice president of philanthropy, with making a strong effort to support communities of color. The Spokesman-Recorder nonprofit has benefited from Foundation support […]
If you missed Sister Spokesman’s “Love Thyself” event on Feb. 3, you missed an afternoon of the uplifting discussion centered on self-love and care. Attendees packed the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis room to hear panelists Nicole Pillow, Marquis Armstrong and Nancy Ellis offered poignant information about the importance of loving yourself, sharing personal lessons learned […]