Save a Girl Save a World, Incorporated and A Seat at My Sister’s Table, a peer support agency for girls and women of color who have been exposed to sexual and societal trauma have teamed up to host Comfort & Conversation: A Night of Sisterhood on the campus of Clark Atlanta University with special guest and ambassador, singer/songwriter, Avery Sunshine. The event will be held in the Carl & Mary Ware Building on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7 pm.
Save A Girl Save A World, Incorporated (SAGSAW) is a registered 501c3, multi-generational mentoring and esteem building program with an annual retreat held at HBCU’s each Fall for the purposes of assisting young girls and young women with a continued pipeline of support through mentorship. Founded in 2011 by Glenda A. Gill, SAGSAW has assembled a network of some of the brightest and most accomplished women from coast to coast to work as mentors. The program aims to help mentees in gaining focus and addressing real life situations.
A Seat At My Sister’s Table was co-founded by K.C. Wilbourn-Snapp and LaTasha Weatherall in 2018 in response to a pitch competition funded by MBK Challenge, Skillman and JP Morgan Chase. The founders were concerned with addressing the gap in peer support and advocacy for girls and women of color who have been exposed to sexual and societal trauma. They were also interested in being a conduit for agency for marginalized groups. Along with survivor advocate, Aisha Habeeb, the group has been working in the community to bring awareness and response to women’s issues.
“It is an honor to be back home in the Atlanta University Center and be a part of a conversation with women of color that challenges the social construct of what our black girl magic is and the image that the world has about it,” says K.C. Wilbourn Snapp, a Spelman College alumna.
The event will feature a panel discussion with Aisha Habeeb (survivor advocate and counselor), LaTasha Weatherall (co-founder and survivor), Dean Ernita Hemmitt (Clark Atlanta faculty), and Avery Sunshine (singer/songwriter). Kimberly Kisner will serve as the moderator.