NIA Collective

NIA Collective An Oakland-based, global community celebrating same-gender loving women of African descent and the allies who support us! "Each one of us supports the other-all part of a whole with a purposeful mission.
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The NIA Collective seeks to empower same gender loving women of African descent & the communities in which we live." NIA is a nonprofit organization for le***an & same gender loving women of African descent. In addition to the annual weekend retreat (every third weekend in November) - which sistas from all over the globe attend - we also support other groups that address the needs of le***ans & SGL women of African descent.

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05/20/2020

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NIA Collective
06/25/2019

NIA Collective

NIA Collective's cover photo
06/25/2019

NIA Collective's cover photo

Hey Laaadies! If you hadn't heard, NIA Collective is one of the Community Grand Marshals for Sunday's SF Pride Parade! J...
06/25/2019

Hey Laaadies! If you hadn't heard, NIA Collective is one of the Community Grand Marshals for Sunday's SF Pride Parade! JOIN US and walk in the delegation!
Contact Wendy at 510.306.6052 to get the details of when and where to meet up. Hope to see you there! ☺️🏳️‍🌈

Check out this upcoming event posted on behalf of NIA Sistah Brandy Jones! You can contact her for more info and/or tick...
06/04/2019

Check out this upcoming event posted on behalf of NIA Sistah Brandy Jones! You can contact her for more info and/or tickets at grandlady57 [at] gmail.com.
For women traveling from outside the Bay Area, the host hotel is the Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center.

SHADES Magazine - Celebrating All Women of Color
05/13/2019

SHADES Magazine - Celebrating All Women of Color

#2: To our Warriors, our Sheros and Life Sources ... #happymothersday #mothersday #unconditionallove

Join Us!
04/28/2019

Join Us!

GREAT NEWS: NIA Collective has been selected as a 2019 Heritage of Pride Honoree for SFPride! Thanks to everyone who vot...
04/20/2019
grand marshals & honorees

GREAT NEWS: NIA Collective has been selected as a 2019 Heritage of Pride Honoree for SFPride! Thanks to everyone who voted and hope to see you all in June! 😊🙌🏿

2019 Community Grand Marshals, Chosen by Public Vote 2019 Community Grand Marshal, Chosen by SF Pride MembershipCongratulations to all! Additional Community Grand Marshals and Honorees, chosen by the Board of Directors, will be announced in April. San Francisco Pride Documentary Series In 2016, than...

NIA Collective
09/07/2016

NIA Collective

Did you get your eBlast? If you missed it, enlarge image below to view and check out these links for more info!

NIA Collective Website: http://www.niacollective.org/

Registration for 2016 Gathering & Costs:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nia-farewell-gathering-2016-tickets-25728351191

Workshop Proposal Submissions: Contact stacy249 [at] yahoo.com

This Year's Keynote: Ericka Huggins http://www.erickahuggins.com/Home.html

General Info: (510) 520-1715

The time to act is now!

09/01/2016
NIA Collective

NIA Collective

Call For Workshops at the Gathering!!!

If you are interested in conducting a workshop, please pitch us your idea for consideration!

Tell us the name, a brief description of what it is about and explanation of how it fits into the 2016 theme of "Healing…Awakening the Power Within".

Submissions should be sent to [email protected] and have "NIA Proposal" in the subject line or call Wendy at 510-306-6052.

DEADLINE : Wednesday , October 1

http://www.niacollective.org/

08/29/2016

Call For Workshops at the Gathering!!!

If you are interested in conducting a workshop, please pitch us your idea for consideration!

Tell us the name, a brief description of what it is about and explanation of how it fits into the 2016 theme of "Healing…Awakening the Power Within".

Submissions should be sent to [email protected] and have "NIA Proposal" in the subject line or call Wendy at 510-306-6052.

DEADLINE : Wednesday , October 1

http://www.niacollective.org/

05/31/2016
NIA Farewell Gathering 2016

Registration for The Gathering is now Open! Use the following link to get your ticket to this special weekend. Come and join your sistahs one more time!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nia-farewell-gathering-2016-tickets-25728351191

“NIA Farewell Gathering 2016” After nearly 30 years, the NIA Collective is hosting its last annual Gathering on the land at the Walker Creek Ranch in Petaluma, CA on December 2-4th, 2016. It is with tremendous gratitude to the NIA community and our allies that we come together one last time to honor...

Here's another way to support NIA. When you shop at Amazon.  Go to smile.amazon.com and select NIA Collective as your ch...
05/13/2016
I just selected a charity to support at AmazonSmile. I shop. Amazon gives.

Here's another way to support NIA. When you shop at Amazon. Go to smile.amazon.com and select NIA Collective as your charitable organization and ..05% of your purchase will be donated to NIA Collective at no cost to you. How easy is that?!

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets you enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the eligible charitable organization of your choice.

When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon donates to the charitable organization of your choice. Who will you support?

02/13/2016

All those who love NIA Collective, I invite you to our Town Hall. Please share this information far and wide!

As you may know, 2016 will be the last NIA Gathering. We would like to make this a special event commemorating NIA’s long history. To do this, we need maximum participation from community members, past and present board members and anyone who has supported NIA in the past.

We would like to invite you to a Town Hall Meeting on February 13, 2016 at Qulture Collective from 1:00-4:00 P.M. Qulture Collective is located at 1714 Franklin St., Oakland, CA, a short walk from 19th Street BART.

We will be discussing what is needed to produce a phenomenal last gathering (i.e. volunteers, financial aid, vendors and community support). Light snacks and beverages will be provided. We hope to see you there!

The NIA Collective in conjunction with WCRC is sponsoring this health fair offering: BP, Glucose, and HIV testing, Cover...
10/06/2015
Women's Health Fair

The NIA Collective in conjunction with WCRC is sponsoring this health fair offering: BP, Glucose, and HIV testing, Covered California assistance, Massage therapy, Reiki, acupuncture, plus many other health organizations in the Eastbay will be there. The event is FREE to the PUBLIC. Please share this info with women in our community who could benefit from this health fair.

http://sanfrancisco.eventful.com/events/womens-health-fair-/E0-001-087800417-0

Women's Health Fair at Women's Cancer Resource Center on Sunday Oct 18, 2015 at 12:00PM

08/26/2015
NIA Collective

NIA Collective is 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible!!

For 27 years the NIA COLLECTIVE has provided a space where same gender loving women of African Descent could dance, sing, drum and find community together. Over the last few years community support for our annual gathering has waned to the point that we made the decision to cancel this years 2015 Gathering. Instead we will focus on smaller community focused events in the Oakland area that will allow us to shore up our resources for what may be our final gathering on our 30th Anniversary .

Our first community event is the NIA Community Health Fair in collaboration with The Women’s Cancer Resource Center on Sunday, October 18, 2015 from noon-5pm. This special event will take place at WCRC’s location at 5741 Telegraph Ave, Oakland 94609. Our purpose in holding this health fair is to increase women’s awareness of both the medical and psychological services available throughout the East Bay, to allow participants to connect with providers that can offer support and to encourage participants in developing wellness and stress reduction skills.

Many asked how they can help keep The Gathering going and the answer is here. Funds raised will both support our health fair, additional community events and build a foundation to lead The Gathering into the future. Without your support The Gathering will cease to exist. Please donate, share on allof your email lists and social media to spread the word. There are no individual incentives. The incentive is making sure The Gathering survives to pass on to another generation of women! Now is the time to Support NIA!!

http://www.gofundme.com/niacollective

08/18/2015

For 27 years the NIA COLLECTIVE has provided a space where same gender loving women of African Descent could dance, sing, drum and find community together. Over the last few years community support for our annual gathering has waned to the point that we made the decision to cancel this years 2015 Gathering. Instead we will focus on smaller community focused events in the Oakland area that will allow us to shore up our resources for what may be our final gathering on our 30th Anniversary .

Our first community event is the NIA Community Health Fair in collaboration with The Women’s Cancer Resource Center on Sunday, October 18, 2015 from noon-5pm. This special event will take place at WCRC’s location at 5741 Telegraph Ave, Oakland 94609. Our purpose in holding this health fair is to increase women’s awareness of both the medical and psychological services available throughout the East Bay, to allow participants to connect with providers that can offer support and to encourage participants in developing wellness and stress reduction skills.

Many asked how they can help keep The Gathering going and the answer is here. Funds raised will both support our health fair, additional community events and build a foundation to lead The Gathering into the future. Without your support The Gathering will cease to exist. Please donate, share on allof your email lists and social media to spread the word. There are no individual incentives. The incentive is making sure The Gathering survives to pass on to another generation of women! Now is the time to Support NIA!!

http://www.gofundme.com/niacollective

NIA Collective's cover photo
07/25/2015

NIA Collective's cover photo

NIA Collective
07/25/2015

NIA Collective

07/25/2015

A MESSAGE FROM THE NIA BOARD- We’re sorry to say that the Gathering, scheduled for Fri-Sun, November 20-22, 2015, has been cancelled. Our fundraising efforts, while individually successful, have not provided the necessary finances, as a whole, to offer the Gathering this year.

The Gathering is a very costly event to produce. In the past we have been fortunate to fundraise enough funds through things like volunteering at SF Pride, our Tea Dance and our Ball to make initial payments and then wait for last minute reservations to offset the costs. Over the last few years however, community support for events as well as registrations for the Gathering have dwindled and made it increasingly difficult to produce. Without your continued support we simply cannot continue to provide this space. Support doesn't just include money it includes helping us bring in new sistahs and new ideas. It especially includes helping reach out to our young adults to ensure that this tradition continues.

Currently we have decided to pool our resources to create a fantastic celebration for NIA’s 30th Anniversary in 2017. We are in the process of deciding if the 30th anniversary is a milestone celebration or an ending. Without your support then it may very well be a celebration of what we have accomplished as we wrap up the Gathering and transition to something new. We welcome your ideas, suggestions and donations to make 2017 NIA Gathering the biggest, proudest party we’ve ever had! Any concerns or questions? Please email our event coordinator, Mwamba or Wendy at: [email protected]

06/18/2015

SF Pride Volunteers Needed!!!!

This year we have been moved from our regular beverage booth at Hastings. We will be indoors at the VIP Booth in City Hall. We need volunteers that can help out for the whole day. 11am to 5pm. For this service we will happily offer free entry to our August 22nd event and a shout out in our next newsletter. Please contact us at (510) 520.1715 or [email protected]

Did everyone get NIA Gear from the 2014 Gathering?? If not, get like Wendy Elaine Herndon and get yours! We have sweatsh...
01/13/2015

Did everyone get NIA Gear from the 2014 Gathering?? If not, get like Wendy Elaine Herndon and get yours! We have sweatshirts for $20 and beanies for $10...Get them before they are gone!!! Contact any board member!

What an amazing story!
12/17/2014
Two Women Who Met As Ferguson Protesters Get Married

What an amazing story!

Alexis Templeton and Brittany Ferrell first met while demonstrating in Ferguson, Missouri, following the death of unarmed Michael Brown and a grand jury's subsequent decision to not indict the poli...

Always a pleasure to be in the company of my sistahs.
12/06/2014

Always a pleasure to be in the company of my sistahs.

11/23/2014

Today is the last day of the 27th Annual Gathering!!! We have had such an amazing, powerful time with our sistahs strengthening relationships! We can't wait to post pictures for all of you!!

10/13/2014
David Perry interviews Jovanka Beckles, openly le***an Vice Mayor of Richmond, California

A wonderful interview with Jovanka Beckles on the local Northern California show "10 Percent" which focuses on LGBT issues. It's particularly interesting to hear her tell the story of her inauguration and how one courageous act affected her time on the council.

Episode # 244 Monday -- Friday, October 6 - 10, 11:30am & 10:30pm Saturday & Sunday, October 11 - 12, 10:30pm David Perry interviews Jovanka Beckles, openly ...

10/07/2014

Enter the NIA Love Contest!

Entering the NIA LOVE Contest is simple! Simply answer this question: Why do you Love NIA? Send in a picture and a quote of why you love NIA. Share what this organization means to you! Please send your entries to [email protected]. The winning entry will be revealed at this years Gathering will win a dorm room registration for next years Gathering!! Send in your entries now!

Congrats Nevada and Idaho!!
10/07/2014

Congrats Nevada and Idaho!!

BREAKING: The 9th Circuit has just affirmed Idaho’s marriage ban is unconstitutional and reversed a lower court order which originally upheld Nevada’s marriage ban. Order > http://bit.ly/1rfGJo0

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Breaking News: The Supreme Court denied review in all five pending same-sex marriage cases, clearing the way for such ma...
10/06/2014
Denying Review, Justices Clear Way for Gay Marriage in 5 States

Breaking News: The Supreme Court denied review in all five pending same-sex marriage cases, clearing the way for such marriages to proceed in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

The Supreme Court’s move was a major surprise and suggests that the justices are not going to intercede in the wave of decisions in favor of same-sex marriage.

We support this amazing event, produced by one of our board members and her wife! Come support the amazing women artists...
09/26/2014

We support this amazing event, produced by one of our board members and her wife! Come support the amazing women artists!

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