TWWI PARTNERS WITH MOMMA’S HIP HOP KITCHEN TO CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jani Rosado
THE WOMEN WORLDWIDE INITIATIVE PARTNERS WITH MOMMA’S HIP HOP KITCHEN TO CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
(New York City, March 1, 2017) – For the third consecutive year, The Women Worldwide Initiative (TWWI) is an organizational partner of Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen (MHHK) Volume 10: Still We Rise, which takes place on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. in the Main Theater at the Hostos Center for Arts and Culture in the Bronx. In its tenth year, MHHK – a multifaceted hip hop event showcasing women artists – will focus on the resiliency of women and of our communities to fight injustice and inequality.
At MHHK, TWWI is recruiting mentors and mentees for its Young Women Rock! Mentorship Program. Eligible mentors must be between the ages of 21 and 35 years old, and mentees must be between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. Program participants must be able to dedicate Saturdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. during the Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 academic year to the program. Young Women Rock! is a year-long personal development and leadership program for young women in low-income communities in Brooklyn and the South Bronx that empowers them through mentorship, builds their self-confidence and challenges them to discover and fulfill their potential. The program encourages them to think critically about themselves, their identity and their goals, while breaking down negative messages fed to them by society and the media.
The Women Worldwide Initiative
The Women Worldwide Initiative (TWWI) is a non-profit organization with the mission to empower women and girls living in the poorest and most marginalized conditions to strengthen their agency and improve their well-being. TWWI’s flagship mentorship program and small-scale international development projects are dedicated to poverty eradication through youth development, education, and gender equality programming for women and girls in low-income communities domestically and internationally. Their programs have impacted over 150 women and girls in New York and 50 children in the Dominican Republic as well as empowered over 300 members of the communities they serve through arts-based empowerment events. Learn more: http://www.womenworldwideinitiative.org
Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen
Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen (MHHK) is a multifaceted hip hop event designed to showcase women artists, especially women of color. MHHK serves as a social justice community-organizing platform that educates and empowers women of color on issues that impact their lives, including HIV/AIDS and reproductive justice. Their mission is to create a dynamic interactive exchange and safe space for all women of color to express themselves through their art. Learn more: http://www.mhhk.org