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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

“Beautiful Me Day” Premier Event to Celebrate, Empower and Uplift Black Girls and Women in Pennsylvania

The Lancaster – Augusta Savage Day of Black Girl Beauty

Augusta Savage Day of Black Girl Beauty

Lancaster, PA –For Black Girls presents Beautiful Me Day: The Augusta Savage Day of Black Girl Beauty. This free event will happen Saturday, September 23, 2017, 1:30pm 4:30pm at the Courtyard by Marriott in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. A screening of the award-winning documentary Beautiful Me will lead an empowering afternoon celebrating the beauty of Black girls and women.

Following the documentary, guests will engage in discussion with a panel comprised of the founder of For Black Girls, Ruby Taylor; founder of Theatre for Transformation, Dr. Amanda Kemp; and Shaolin Gardner, who is featured in Beautiful Me. A call to action will encourage participants to provide ongoing support to Black girls and women after the event ends.

“We need everybody to participate. Everybody should be celebrating Black girls’ beauty – not just Black people,” says Taylor. God has made us all. I’m an African-American art collector. Art is the epitome of beauty. To me, there’s no better way to celebrate Black girls than on canvas. And that why we did a whole film about it. I can’t give every Black girl a portrait, but I can put it in a film for them to see they are worthy to be on canvas.”

Those who admire and appreciate the beauty of Black girls and women will have two opportunities to participate. An online viewing of Beautiful Me will occur on the same day as the in-person event. In addition, attendees at both the event and online screening will get a chance to win a spa day and original artwork from critically acclaimed artist Shanequa Gay.

The event bears the name of Harlem Renaissance artist and activist, Augusta Savage. Savage was one of the few women from that era who fought for equal rights. Directed, produced and written by Taylor, Beautiful Me explores race, self-esteem, visual art, social justice, empowerment, media, Black art, colorism, civil rights, slavery and women’s issues.

How to register

Space is limited at the Courtyard Lancaster.

Click here to register for attendance at the event.

Click here to register for the online screening only.

 

About For Black Girls
Launched in 2015, For Black Girls seeks to celebrate, embrace and validate all Black beauty through the arts and media. Ruby Taylor was driven to start this movement after taking her niece to an art exhibit that did not equally represent women of all hues. She is passionate about honoring the beauty of Black girls and women. For more details, visit www.ForBlackGirls.org

 

PRESS CONTACT:
Ruby Taylor
RubyLTaylor14@gmail.com
703-869-6620


 

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