December 11, 2017 (Charlotte, NC) — Black women are courageous, strong, intelligent, trendsetting, beautiful and resilient. They stand at the center of their families and a driving force in their communities. Despite their greatness, black women’s contributions are often overlooked and taken for granted. Not anymore.
Davita Galloway and Brandi Williams, APR, will honor the contributions of black women in Charlotte during a spring 2018 awards ceremony – ASATA :: A Seat At the Table Awards.
A Seat At the Table Awards (ASATA) will celebrate and uplift black women in the Charlotte metro area. With eight unconventional award categories like “She is Her, She is Dope, She is Bawse, She Got Juice, She is Sincere, She is NOLA, She is Fancy” and “She is Tribe,” ASATA is providing the opportunity for us to finally have a seat at the table.
“There are so many black women that make contributions to Charlotte and surrounding areas, but they don’t get recognition,” said ASATA co-founder Brandi Williams, APR. “We wanted to provide an opportunity for the sistas who aren’t in the establishment to get recognized for the work they put in daily. We should know these sistas because their contributions are helping make us stronger as a people and a community.”
All black queens, 18 years and older in the Charlotte metro area are eligible for nomination. The only other requirement is to be in every sense of the word dynamic.
“We’re looking for bawse babes, tribal queens and those fancy girls who aren’t ashamed to explore sexuality and stand on the front line of justice. We want sincere, authentic and honest women who are dope (af), but know how to stay humble. We want women who are versatile enough to turn up in the boardroom, bedroom and the streets.”
Nominations can be submitted through www.asata.me and are due by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 23. Voting, on submitted nominations, begins Monday, January 15. Winners of the inaugural competition will be announced at an awards ceremony in March.
In the words of Assata Shakur :: “We can’t afford to spend our lives as spectators while our lives deteriorate. We have to truly love our people and work to make that love stronger.”