30th Anniversary Celebration in Atlanta: Road to the Archives

30th Anniversary Celebration in Atlanta: Road to the Archives

November 8-12, 2022

Our 30th Anniversary will conclude with a 5-day celebration, starting with a Board Orientation and Board Meeting and culminating with another showing of our Virtual Exhibition as we prepare for moving Be Present's vast collection of photographs, articles and other artifacts to a University archive. The Exhibition contains photos and other exciting materials spanning close to 40 years of social justice and activism work, starting with the work of Black women and girls and expanding to include a diverse network of individuals committed to working toward justice for all people inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender and class. 

The Exhibition and event will make visible the ways in which Be Present has been at the forefront of the movement highlihting the importance of Black Women's Leadership for over 30 years. 

About the Exhibition
An awe-inspiring celebration of 30 years of Be Present's history is virtually "on display" in this Exhibition. The Exhibition highlights the incredible ways that Be Present has built its network over the years--from Black women and girls to an organization that includes a diverse network of individuals doing the work of social justice and spreading the Be Present Empowerment model teachings across the country. 

The color-coded Rooms of the Exhibition reflect the three different periods of our history.

Room 1, Black & Female, focuses on Be Present's beginnings--from a crowded room of Black women and girls at Spelman College in 1983 to the brilliant ways the organization grew to include white women and allies into the work.

Room 2, We the People, includes artifacts and photos from 1990 through 2000 and focuses attention on how the Be Present Empowerment Model has been shared and taught to hundreds of individuals and the ways in which the organization has continued building a network that incudes multiple supportive structures.

Room 3, Movement Building and Paradigm Shifting brings the most current work of Be Present front and center, including the ways in which the work and its associated transformative practices impact all areas and fields, including Human Resources, Education, Communication and others. 

More than 30 years after its founding, Be Present continues to teach, serve, and build community across the U.S. and abroad. Below are few artifacts you will see in the Exhibition. 

After viewing the Exhibition, we invite you to click below to donate $30 or use the "Other" button to make a donation in multiples of $30 in honor of our 30th Anniversary. 

Schedule of Events At a Glance

(Click on the event links below or scroll to the bottom of this page and click "See Details" to register for each event separately.)

TUESDAY, NOV. 8

Board Orientation
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

Board of Directors Meeting
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9

Board of Directors Meeting
11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET

THURSDAY, NOV. 10

National Network Training Welcome Gathering
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET

FRIDAY, NOV. 11

National Network Training: Build Inclusive Relationships for Change
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET

Black & Female: What is the Reality? ™ A Gathering and Celebration
7:30 p.m. – 10:00 a.m. ET
FOR BLACK WOMEN AND GIRLS ONLY

SATURDAY, NOV. 12

Virtual Exhibit and Panel Discussion: Black Women in Leadership: Building an Inclusive Movement
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET

Click here to get a sneak peek at the exhibition.
 
The Archive project is funded by the $5 Million in 5 Years Movement-Building Campaign.

Click here to download instructions for viewing the Exhibition. 

After viewing the Exhibition, we invite you to click below to donate $30 or use the "Other" button to make a donation in multiples of $30 in honor of our 30th Anniversary. 

First Sisters & Allies Conference, 1988First Sisters & Allies Conference, 1988

 

 

 

National Network Training: Build Inclusive Relationships for Change

Friday, November 11, 2022

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., ET

Bringing people together from diverse backgrounds to talk with one another develops connection and increases our capacity for social change. Explore what it takes to build effective relationships across the intersecting issues of race, gender, power and class.

Attend in person at Atlanta Friends Meeting, 701 W. Howard Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030.

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Board of Directors Orientation

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

The Be Present Board of Directors guides the strategic direction of the organization through inclusion of every voice and embraces our unique skills and passions.

Board members share learnings and benefits of working in a collective governance model.

Contact us at info@bepresent.org if you plan to attend in person. 

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Board of Directors Meeting: Session 1

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET

Hear our accomplishments from this year and see where you want to be in 2023!

Contact info@bepresent.org if you plan to attend in person

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Board of Directors Meeting: Session 2

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET

Hear our accomplishments from this year and see where you want to be in 2023!

Attend in person at Atlanta Friends Meeting, 701 W. Howard Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030.

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National Network Training Welcome Gathering

Thursday, November 10, 2022

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET

We welcome our diverse voices in the movement for social justice. Join us for an evening of building community with friends, family and community partners.

In-person: Atlanta Friends Meeting, 701 W. Howard Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030

 

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Black & Female: What is the Reality? ™ A Gathering and Celebration

Friday, November 11, 2022

7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ET

FOR BLACK WOMEN AND GIRLS ONLY
Black women and girls gather to celebrate and lift our voices as leaders in building an inclusive movement for social change.

In-person: Atlanta Friends Meeting, 701 W. Howard Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030

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Virtual Exhibition and Panel Discussion

Saturday, November 12, 2022

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET

Celebrate Be Present's 30th Anniversary by attending our new Social Justice Archives Virtual Exhibition: 1983 to Present. The Exhibit viewing will be followed by a panel discussion that will feature Lillie P. Allen, Founder and Creatrix of Play of Be Present®, as well as highlight the voices of other Be Present leaders, partners and community members.

In-person: Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory, Swanton Amphitheater, 130 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030

 

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