Black Girl Magic Expo
The Black Girl Magic Expo is an event hosted by Queens Uplifted that creates space for black women to celebrate similarities and differences. Queens Uplifted is a student organization dedicated to exploring womanhood and the intersections at which black women exist. We define our four values in relation to our organization's purpose and mission. Our values are: self-consciousness, inclusiveness, wellness and community. Our Black Girl Magic Spring Expo has been intentionally programmed around our values.
At the Expo, we will encourage our members to find collective and individual consciousness through self-awareness, understanding and appreciation of self. We will do this with activities such as affirmation writing to themselves and their peers. Our Expo will practice inclusiveness by allying with various women at their respective intersections. The event will be founded on our safe space ideals of compassion, acceptance and understanding. Another aspect of our programming is target wellness. We will talk about holistic health and the affects of food and other factors on our overall well-being. The programming will touch on nutrition and food-planning. Queens Uplifted will celebrate community in black women through our Human Museum Program. In this session, students will dress up to portray influential Black women from the past and present. The monologues will highlight Black women's contributions to our community and society.
As a relatively new student organization, Queens Uplifted is in its beginner stages of fundraising. We have worked hard in preliminary fundraising for this event through T-shirt sales, but we have found we need extra support. Your donation will help bridge the financial gap of hosting the event and allow Queens Uplifted to expand our reach to further impact and empower more women! Queens Uplifted prides ourselves on our ability to respond to the needs of the students. We are very excited to bring this new and innovative event to the University of Southern Mississippi and fill a need for our Southern Miss community. SMTTT!
Please watch our video to learn more about our goals and vision for the Expo: