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The Black Women's Life Balance and Wellness Conference at Spelman College
Fourth Annual National Black Women's Life Balance &Wellness Conference to be Held at Spelman College
ATLANTA (Sept. 16, 2014) –On October 3-4, 2014, Black women from around the countrywill convene at Spelman College for the Fourth Annual National Black Women's Life Balance and Wellness Conference.
Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall, renowned international speaker,activist,and pioneer of Black women’s studies, is thekeynote speaker.This year's conference theme is To Embody Beautiful: Healing Our Way to Happiness.
Founded by Dr. Shanesha Brooks-Tatum, visiting scholar-in-residence in Women’s Studies at Agnes Scott College, the conference is geared toward women of African descent who are seeking life balance and personal wellness in their lives.In a supportive space of sisterhood, Black women from all backgrounds have the opportunity to network, build collaborations and participatein forum wherethey can share their own areas of expertise. Attendees will explore and discover new ways to maintain a healthy life balance and to cultivate wholeness through conscious acts of healing.
"Each of us embodies beauty in uniquely inspired ways," Brooks-Tatum said. "At times, we must look to each other to discover, recover and reclaim the beauty we inherently possess. With this year’s theme, we invite truth-tellers and truth-seekers to examine and dismantle the blocks that keep usfrom healing and enjoying the beauty of our lives."
Transformational workshops, performances, engaging speakers, and storytelling are included on the conference schedule.According toDr.Nicole Collier, program chair, storytelling is particularly significant as it allows people to become great students of life.
"It's a way to reflect on our pasts, and envision and author new futures. It's a path to understanding and healing," saidCollier. "We are all beautiful! But sometimes, we need a moment to reflect, remember, and retell the stories of our beauty. That's what this conference is all about –reclaiming and cultivating our beauty."
Registration for the conference is still open. For moreinformationor to register, visit www.lifebalanceconference.com/