#WATESPEAKS: OUR COMMUNITY LIVES
Encouraging Community ; Experiencing Change
2016 WE GATHERED TO GAB
Motivated females got together to talk about Mental Health Hygeine, a subject that needs more awareness and attention in our communities. We wanted women to talk freely about their feelings of anxiety, depression while focusing on strategies to cope and to seek help without judgement.
2015 HEART WALK WITH THE AHA
Brooklyn WATE joined the American Heart Association's Heart Walk to promote physical activity to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in African-American women. Both African-American & Hispanic women are more likely to be impacted by stroke.
2017 WATE POP-UP CLOTHING DRIVE
Our 1st Pop-Up Clothing Drive was held at Restoration Plaza in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Gently used and new clothes were donated from Macy's off season inventory.
"I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change… I am changing the things I cannot accept” - Angela Davis
2017 BLACK WOMEN SHOOT
We encouraged African-American and Latina women to be engaged in firearm information. The goal was to empower Women of Color to be aware and to be accountable and be in control of how our children are being exposed to firearms. We had difficult conversations around firearm education and firearm training.
2016 ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS
Women got together to discuss financial literacy, the myths about creating debt and how to have tough conversation around finances with loved ones.
2017 WATE VOTER'S REGISTRATION DRIVE
Brooklyn WATE's main goal in the Brownsville community was to increase the number of voters at the polls. We also debunked myths for those who were once incarcerated, about their ability to vote. Our Vote is Our Voice.
2020 BLACK WOMEN READ
This is not your average book club. Black Women Read will engage in thought provoking and controversial reading material by Black Authors to invoke conversation weekly. Don't worry we're reading these books together.
2020 BLACK WOMEN TEACH
Black Women Teach is our opportunity to engage in "Each one; Teach one." We hold a wealth of knowledge and its only right that we use it towards moving our communities into being "in the know. Different experts in their field will drop those gems and enlighten us all.
2020 BLACK WOMEN GIVE
When women work together towards a common cause, they can move mountains. Black Women Give is our coordinated effort to gift our communities with in action coat drives, food drives and other needed resource- driven drives for those in need.