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Unpacking the different shades of Huemanity

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AFRICA
BLM
HUEMANITY
NON-PROFIT

Our story begins in Lagos, Nigeria

Confronting 

implicit bias

One story,

many shades

Programs bringing

us together

There are many people with different shades of skin color, all with their own unique and often unheard stories. What would our neighborhoods, schools, workplaces or places of worship feel like if we embraced the stories of those different from ourselves?

 

 AWỌ Events

  • HOTH at the Los Gatos Promenade
    HOTH at the Los Gatos Promenade
    Los Gatos Promenade
    Dec 04, 2021, 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Los Gatos Promenade, 127 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030, USA
    HOTH (Hands of the Hinterlands) is sell African Handbags and more at the Los Gatos Promenade on Saturday December 4th. 20% of Sales will Benefit AWO. Find our stand at the US Bank Paking Lot at 127 North Santa Cruz Avenue in Los Gatos.
  • Sip & Shop at J. McLaughlin Los Gatos
    Sip & Shop at J. McLaughlin Los Gatos
    Los Gatos
    Dec 02, 2021, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM PST
    Los Gatos, 17 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030, USA
    Please join us with Hostess Folake Phillips for Holiday Sips and Shopping in support of AWO: Skin. Color. Race. 15% of Sales will benefit AWO: Skin. Color. Race. Enjoy complimentary gift wrap, shipping, and curbside pick-up. For more info, please visit www.awocenter.org
  • AWỌ Literary Soirée & Fundraiser
    AWỌ Literary Soirée & Fundraiser
    San Jose Woman's Club
    Nov 06, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM PDT
    San Jose Woman's Club, 75 S 11th St, San Jose, CA 95112, USA
    Our Literary Soiree will feature 3 authors with 3 very different stories of how they have reached success in the fields of high-tech, culinary arts, and education. Join us for an exciting afternoon of cocktails, prizes and inspiring stories that transcend our community!
  • HUEmankind Fest 2021 Day 2
    HUEmankind Fest 2021 Day 2
    A Virtual Social Justice Hackathon
    Jun 27, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM PDT
    A Virtual Social Justice Hackathon
    To celebrate Juneteenth and promote HUEman kinship and kindness in the communities our diverse local communities, AWỌ is pleased to launch our inaugural HUEmankind Fest bringing together unheard voices from local communities to unpack the different shades of our shared HUEmanity. Join us!
  • HUEmankind Fest 2021 Day 1
    HUEmankind Fest 2021 Day 1
    Virtual Performances & Workshops
    Jun 26, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
    Virtual Performances & Workshops
    To celebrate Juneteenth and promote HUEman kinship and kindness in our local communities, AWỌ is pleased to launch our inaugural HUEmankind Fest bringing together unheard voices from local communities to unpack the different shades of our shared HUEmanity. Join us!
  • A Tribute to George Floyd
    A Tribute to George Floyd
    Online Zoom Meeting
    May 25, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
    Online Zoom Meeting
    AWO presents a tribute in remembrance of George Floyd. Remembering a Father, Son, Brother, Friend and Change Agent.
  • AWỌ Club Forum 11: Our Children Are Suffering @ Home - How We Can Help Them
    AWỌ Club Forum 11: Our Children Are Suffering @ Home - How We Can Help Them
    Drop-In Audio Chat on Clubhouse App
    Apr 25, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
    Drop-In Audio Chat on Clubhouse App
    With Folake Phillips, Becca Gibson, Ekua Walker & Dr. Bakes - The mental health effect of remote learning is real and as some students head back to in-person school, many face re-entry stress. Walk-in to learn about red flags, stress and loss, coping strategies, etc.
  • AWỌ Club Forum 10: Africans - Can We Own & Acknowledge?
    AWỌ Club Forum 10: Africans - Can We Own & Acknowledge?
    Drop-in Audio Chat on Clubhouse App
    Apr 23, 2021, 10:00 PM PDT – Apr 24, 2021, 12:00 AM PDT
    Drop-in Audio Chat on Clubhouse App
    With Folake Phillips & Dayo Francis - A unification driven conversation primarily for African immigrants/nationals living in the US to share, learn and engage for unified black voice. Certainly, all others are welcomed!
  • AWỌ Club Forum 9: No Deflections, No Distractions - African Immigrants & Other
    AWỌ Club Forum 9: No Deflections, No Distractions - African Immigrants & Other
    Drop-in Audio Chat on Clubhouse App
    Apr 10, 2021, 10:30 PM PDT – Apr 11, 2021, 12:30 AM PDT
    Drop-in Audio Chat on Clubhouse App
    Folake Phillips and Dayo Francis speak primarily to Africans and African immigrants in the Diaspora about us standing more in solidarity, educating ourselves, sharing strategic ideas that lead to quality organizing for reparations.
  • The True Measure of the Essential Worker
    The True Measure of the Essential Worker
    Webinar
    Mar 31, 2021, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM PDT
    Webinar
    Join us in conversations on diversity, implicit bias and corporate responsibility as we explore new narrative possibilities for essential workers, unions and corporations in a post COVID-19 America.
  • AWỌ Club Forum 8: The Disservice of Social Work & Social Services. Part 2
    AWỌ Club Forum 8: The Disservice of Social Work & Social Services. Part 2
    Drop-in Audio Chat on Clubhouse App
    Mar 21, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
    Drop-in Audio Chat on Clubhouse App
    Today we will be discussing the following social topic: "Anti-Black / Brown Racism & the Foster Care to Prison Pipeline" Come listen in and share your thoughts!
  • AWỌ Club Forum 7: The Disservice of Social Work & Social Services. Part 1
    AWỌ Club Forum 7: The Disservice of Social Work & Social Services. Part 1
    Drop-in Audio Chat on Clubhouse App
    Mar 07, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST
    Drop-in Audio Chat on Clubhouse App
    Today we will be discussing the following social topic: "The Disservice of Social Work & Social Services" Come listen in and share your thoughts!
  • AWỌ Club Forum 6: The One Drop Rule
    AWỌ Club Forum 6: The One Drop Rule
    Drop-in Audio Chat on Clubhouse App
    Feb 28, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST
    Drop-in Audio Chat on Clubhouse App
    Today we will be discussing the following social topic: "The One Drop Rule" Come listen in and share your thoughts!
  • AWỌ Club Forum 5: Revolutionary Love
    AWỌ Club Forum 5: Revolutionary Love
    Drop-in Audio Chat on Clubhouse App
    Feb 21, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST
    Drop-in Audio Chat on Clubhouse App
    Today we will be discussing the following social topic: "Revolutionary Love." Come listen in and share your thoughts!
  • Understanding COVID-19 Pediatric Vaccines
    Understanding COVID-19 Pediatric Vaccines
    Webinar
    Feb 20, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM PST
    Webinar
    In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., AWO connects parents, guardians and families globally with a diverse group of experts from the fields of pediatric medicine, higher education and pharma to enlighten, discuss strategies and empower participants so that parents can make an informed decision.
  • AWỌ Club Forum 4: Children, Adolescents & COVID: Let's Talk. Part 2
    AWỌ Club Forum 4: Children, Adolescents & COVID: Let's Talk. Part 2
    Drop-in Audio Chat on Clubhouse App
    Feb 18, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST
    Drop-in Audio Chat on Clubhouse App
    Today we will be discussing the following social topic: "Children, Adolescents & COVID-19. Let’s Talk. Part 2." Come listen in and share your thoughts!
  • AWỌ Club Forum 3: Children, Adolescents & COVID-19: Let's Talk. Part 1
    AWỌ Club Forum 3: Children, Adolescents & COVID-19: Let's Talk. Part 1
    Drop-in Audio Chat on Clubhouse App
    Feb 17, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST
    Drop-in Audio Chat on Clubhouse App
    Today we will be discussing the following social topic: "Children, Adolescents & COVID-19. Let’s Talk. Part 1" Come listen in and share your thoughts!
  • AWỌ Club Forum 2: Shades in Between: A Mixed Person's Viewpoint
    AWỌ Club Forum 2: Shades in Between: A Mixed Person's Viewpoint
    Drop-in Audio Chat on Clubhouse App
    Feb 07, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST
    Drop-in Audio Chat on Clubhouse App
    Today we will be discussing the following social topic: "The Shades In Between - A Mixed Person’s Viewpoint." Come listen in and share your thoughts!

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