Event Cancelled: The Gathering

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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: niaboard@niacollective.org

Co-Sponsor with NIA for the upcoming Health Fair!

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registration ANIA and the Women’s Cancer Center are hosting a community-based Women’s Health Fair in October

We are looking for health care organizations and providers to co-sponsor the fair with us and/or offer health related services.

For more information on how to be a part of this event contact: Imdoc50@gmail.com or Mwamba at (510) 599-7971.

NIA Fest Cancelled – August 22,2015

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The NIA Board has decided to cancel this year’s annual event (previously known as “The Ball”). Due to budget restraints, planning resources and community support being short this year, we will not be having the NIA Fest. We are looking into moving the event from Late Summer to Early Spring for the 2016 calendar. Go to our website for future updates: www.niacollective.org

We appreciate our membership and look forward to future successful events.

Event Cancelled for 2015

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INDOOR GATHERING WITH AN OUTDOOR FLAIR

 ~CANCELLED~

The NIA Board has decided to cancel this year’s annual event (previously known as “The Ball”). Due to budget restraints, planning resources and community support being short this year, we will not be having the NIA Fest. We are looking into moving the event from Late Summer to Early Spring for the 2016 calendar. Go to our website for future updates: www.niacollective.org

We appreciate our membership and look forward to future successful events.

NIA becomes VIP at Pride – Join us this year!

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At Pride 2015, NIA has the honor of being one of two selected groups to host a VIP beverage bar. This is our seventh year as a beverage booth host, but our first year as an exclusive VIP vendor.

We will show our pride at the “Party of the Year,” on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at the San Francisco Civic Center Rotunda. SF Pride is our biggest annual fundraiser and community celebration. The money we earn in one afternoon helps to support the rest of our events throughout the year.

If you’d like to join our fun and festive group in 2016, please email Brandy directly.president@niacollective.org

Queer Women of Color Festival

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NIA is a proud community sponsor of the Queer Women of Color Media Arts project:
http://www.qwocmap.org/

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Gallery: The Gathering 2014

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The NIA Gathering is both a rejuvenating annual weekend retreat and a unique opportunity to gather as a community of Black same gender loving women to embrace our vital role as Ritual Keepers and Community Builders.

Gallery: NIA Ball 2014

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The NIA Ball is an annual fundraising event for the work we do during the year.
Good people, good food, good fun! Join us!

all photos by Laura Lopez of Manifessence Photography

NIA Extravaganza Ball 2014

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On July 19, NIA Collective hosted its second annual Extravaganza Ball and like last year, fun and a great time was had by all. Read the rest of this entry »

NIA25 Recaps

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Did you miss our 25th anniversary celebration at Asilomar? Here’s a brief recap, courtesy of media sponsor shades Magazine. Read the rest of this entry »