This program is one that speaks to relationships from a wide range of views, and touches on topics such as safety, respect, communication, etc.
The Pen Pal Initiative came into being in 2012 when a group of SBW members accepted the charge to empower a group of third grade girls at Shabazz Academy Public School through the art of writing. The experience changed not only their lives, but the lives of the girls to whom they were writing. As a result, this initiative has continued and expanded to include the boys in the class through the dynamic and generous support of male organizations at MSU who have continued to partner with SBW.
Members of SBW recognize that they can't perform at their best by working in isolation from others who have different cultural backgrounds than their own. One of the many ways SBW has chosen to build intercultural bridges is to host an annual Peace Summit during Spring semester of each year. The intent of this Peace Summit is to allow participants an opportunity to gain greater insight into the common issues that they deal with locally and globally; to destroy myths and stereotypes about each other; to form alliances; and to galvanize student activism and become future social justice leaders.
Past Keynote Speakers:
2014: Rochelle Riley, Detroit Free Press columnist, blogger, author and advocate for positive race relations and children. (March 30, 2014)
2013: Donzaleigh Abernathy, writer, speaker, actress, director and producer, and the daughter of Civil Rights Activist Ralph and Juanita Abernathy. (April 14, 2013)
2012: Patricia M. Lowrie, Director, MSU Women's Resource Center and Assistant to the Dean, MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. (April 15, 2012)
SBW is having our first Event of the Year! Come out and meet the new e-board on September 25, 2014 at our Scandal Watch Party and Meet and Greet!! Eppley Center 6:30pm!
Successful Black Women of MSU is an organization proud of its members and what we do. Here you will find a collection of information about events, projects, and news.