Since 2008, Women of Color HERStory Month® has recognized the exceptional social, economic, political, spiritual and cultural contributions of women of color, creates a forum for women of color to participate in activism, civic engagement and leadership development while also educating the region about Human Rights and Reproductive Justice for all people.
This month long event February 15-March 15 bridges Black History Month and Women’s History Month, reminding us that the space where the two historical months intersect is not so neatly severed between February 28 and March 1 – there are vibrant groups of women of color who occupy that overlapping space and have laid claim to it through a series of events celebrating, honoring and acknowledging the unique experiences of their multi-faceted identities.
Please take advantage of the various opportunities to participate as a woman of color or an ally.
Wine Tasting 2015
Thursday, February 26, 7-10p, $20, $30
Toast! kitchen & wine bar, 5102 Baum Boulevard, North Oakland
New Voices Pittsburgh presents the Women of Color Social Network™ during Women of Color HERStory Month® 2015 and we are hosting our second WOCSN™ Wine Tasting at TOAST! kitchen and wine bar for an evening of fine wines, amazing food and great company, Thursday, February 26, 7-10p. This year we are shutting down the entire restaurant and we will have live entertainment!
$20 – General
$30 – VIP
International Women of Color Day Twitter Chat
March 1, 6-7p
Jamilah Lemieux of Ebony Magazine
Thursday, March 5, 12-2p, $25, $35
Kaufmann Center, 1825 Centre Avenue, Hill District
Join New Voices Pittsburgh for Women of Color HERStory Month 2015® as we engage with national women’s health advocates, activists and leaders about the greatest social, economic and political issues facing women of color.
This year’s theme is “Black Women, Feminism & Reproductive Justice.” Our featured speaker is Jamilah Lemieux, Senior Digital Editor of Ebony Magazine. Local and regional panelists will also enrich the conversation and issue a call to action and support for the in-state launch of the National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda and the efforts of New Voices Pittsburgh to build the voting power of Black women in Allegheny County and Pennsylvania through our Voice Your Vote! Project™.
$25 – Member
$35 – General
Scholarships are available.
Yo Soy Latina
Saturday, March 14, 6-9p, 7:30p Showtime, $15
Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue, East Liberty
TICKETS: On Sale SOON!
Cafe Con Leche and New Voices Pittsburgh in partnership with the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater and the Sunstar Musical Festival are excited to bring Linda Nieves-Powell’s award-winning plan, “Yo Soy Latina” to Pittsburgh for Women of Color HERStory Month® 2015. Yo Soy Latina centers on three Latina characters whose dialogue offers and honest view of the challenges and struggles that they face. This soul-searching journey provides the strength they need to express themselves – and their culture – in a positive light. The play portrays the varying and intersectional experiences faced by all women of color.
Chin to the Sky: The Life Sentence of Avis Lee Play
March 15, 6p
1825 Centre Avenue
$10-25 Sliding Scale
For more information, please visit New Voices Pittsburgh.