Sister-to-Sister: Celebrating Asian & Pacific Islander Women of Tomorrow is an annual leadership conference developed for API girls who have been identified as engaging in at-risk behaviors as well as for those girls who are demonstrating a desire to develop strong leadership skills. Girls are given an opportunity to listen to speakers who look like them and have gone through similar experiences while meeting various community members and learning about the various organizations and services available to them and their families. The Conference includes workshops on topics such as substance misuse awareness, sexual health, cultural dance, dating and domestic violence, body image, self-defense, yoga, and healthy relationships. API girls ages 12 through 18 are eligible to participate.
Here are the details for 2017's conference:
Date: Thursday, April 13th, 8am – 4pm (registration opens at 8, conference starts at 9)
Venue: San Jose School of Arts & Culture, 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose, CA 95116
This year's keynote speaker will be Dr. Hazel Benigno. Dr. Benigno is a postdoctoral clinical psychologist who is extremely grateful to be in a role that encourages her to make a difference and where she continues to be passionate about what she is doing. In embracing the nontraditional career path of psychology, Hazel has found and appreciated her tribe, along with the opportunities, skills, and knowledge they have shared. Additionally, it excites her to know that she has stepped into an arena where Filipina Americans and Women of Color are a rarity, but are very much needed as leaders, guides, and pillars of support for their people. Dr. Benigno is most passionate about issues related to social justice, community work, and uplifting youth.
Sister-to-Sister is funded through individual community sponsorships and donations.
To register please see the forms below.