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African Diaspora Women Summit

Counter Balance: ATX and the Black Graduate Student Association of the University of Texas are providing a space in the capitol of Texas for Women of the African Diaspora to be engaged with each other’s company. We will fellowship, learn, and heal together, to support each other’s dreams and goals to change our communities. The time is now for self-identifying women to have a space in Austin, where we can come together once a year and build. The concept of this summit is to build the bridge between the intersections that exist within the community of self-identifying women of the African Diaspora. We are coming together to discuss the issues between our intersections and work towards plausible solutions. We want to make sure that in these trying times we, as a collective, do not forget what we bring to this world. The Summit will consist of a weekend of events paying homage to women of the African Diaspora. Huston-Tilloston University (HT), the only historically black university in Austin, will host our event on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The summit is completely FREE with lunch INCLUDED. Please click the Eventbrite below to learn more about the panels and discussions.

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They also have vendor and sponsor opportunities for organizations and businesses! 

Vendors at Summit - They are accepting vendors to vend at HT during the summit. All those who want to vend at must register under the option for Vendor Ticket for the Summit. Please email the name of your organization to once you have registered. Vending space if first come first served.

Vendors for Wall Street of the Diaspora - Businesses that would like to vend at the Wall Street of the Diaspora, an event taking place after the conference portion of the summit, must pay the $30 vending fee. Once vending fees are, paid please contact

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