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 Be Present Celebrates  25th Anniversary in 2017





34 years ago, in 1983, Black women and girls established roots for a social movement and created a legacy of leadership for justice that is inclusive of all people. This movement laid the foundation for Be Present, Inc. 


25 years ago, in 1992, Be Present, Inc. was created to advance a more just society by supporting people to be effective leaders in creating thriving families, schools, workplaces, and communities.


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Tuesday, November 7 - Saturday, November 11, 2017

National Network Leadership Convening and 25th Anniversary Celebrations

Atlanta GA


The National Network Leadership Convening celebrates 25 years of Be Present, Inc. as an institution and brings together social justice leaders from across the country and abroad. Together we will share insights and learning on using the Be Present Empowerment Model® to affect change on individual, interpersonal, community, organizational and policy levels. This weeklong convening focuses on three interrelated realms of social justice movement building: governance, practice and funding. Come learn “how” using a collaborative leadership model.



Tuesday, November 7 - Wednesday, November 8, 2017

National Board of Directors Meeting



What does it take to govern a diverse, collaborative movement for social justice?


Nonprofit governance is a collective leadership commitment - all members play a part in governing effectively. Come participate in a Be Present, Inc. board meeting and experience how the board, staff, and national network members work collaboratively and inspire commitment to shared purpose while performing their governance, management, and leadership responsibilities.


Please email to let us know you plan to attend and to receive location information.



Thursday, November 9 - Friday, November 10, 2017

Leadership for Social Justice and Equity: Weaving Trust, Collaboration & Play

Avondale Towne Cinema

106 N. Avondale Road

Avondale Estates, GA   30002


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What does it take to build a diverse, collaborative movement for social justice?


Join in this two-day training where children, youth and adults share decades of learning and practice in the Be Present Empowerment Model® and teach how to build social justice movements that include the voices and experiences of all people in our diverse communities. Register today!



Saturday November 11, 2017

Stepping Up, Stepping In, Stepping Out for Social Justice, November 11, 2017

Avondale Towne Cinema

106 N. Avondale Road

Avondale Estates, GA   30002


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What does it take to fund a diverse, collaborative movement for social justice?


Join us for a daylong event raising fun and funds. In fun and creative ways, children, youth and adults will share how to build a community of support and become fundraising leaders. You will learn how to address issues of race, gender, class, and power that affect fundraising and giving practices while raising money for shared visions.


Be Present, Inc's "Mothers & Sons, Daughters & Fathers, Sisters & Brothers" programs focus on strengthening relationships and building healthy families.  Come experience a converstation between a mother (Lillie P. Allen, founder of Be Present, Inc)  and son (Eugene Allen, social justice activitist) on how change begins with and is sustained by persistent personal growth.


Our gathering concludes with "Celebrating Creative Performance" -- Artistic expressions through dance, spoken word, art, and song. Come to this fun and fundraising anniversary party!





Thursday, June 21 - Sunday June 24, 2018

National Black and Female Leadership Conference


Forrest Hills Mountain Resort and Retreat Center

135 Forrest Hills Road 

Dahlonega, GA   30533


This Conference is facilitated by the Black women and girls who trained in the 18-month Black & Female Leadership Institute and Be Present network trainers from all backgrounds from ages 5 to 83. Together, we will share our learnings on how to use the Be Present Empowerment Model® to effect change within home, school, organization, and community environments. Brochure to follow soon.










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