Coffee, Books & Cocktails

Hi folks,   Happy Friday. Dropping a quick note to remind you of what’s happening at FemmePowered.    If you missed the first Cocktails & Conversation, I’m inviting you to attend the second. This time, we’ll be discussing mental health. It’s not a sexy topic but it is important, and I hope you will be there. The goal of the session is to demystify and address the stigma associated with mental health. This Cocktails & Conversations will be on Wednesday 15 February from 6-8pm at the Connections on Kirani James Blvd, St. George’s. The Connections is upstairs Gleans Garage. Sharing with us on the day is Dr. Cecelia Rougier. Dr Rogier is employed at St. George’s University and is a PhD, Licensed Psychologist, and graduate of Columbia University. The cost to attend is $ EC 25 and if you’re planning on coming, I’d appreciate if you can RSVP HERE. This helps… View Post

Sip N’ Chat Book Club

I’ve been wanting to start a book club for almost a year. I love books, discussing books and connecting with people who love books. So creating Sip N’ Chat book club was something that gave me great pleasure. Much appreciation to the Grenada Community Library for coming on board to partner with me to host the club. Starting Saturday 11 February and continuing every other Saturday, we will meet at the library to read, share, sip coffee and get immersed in books. I wanted to focus on our local talent and for the launch and continuing for the first half of the year,  we’ll focus on the work of Grenadian writers. There’s no charge to attend the book club and you can register using the form at the bottom of the page. Refreshments will be provided by Spice Isle Coffee (thank you guys for your usual support). Although there is no fee to attend, I’m going… View Post

An evening with the doeres

FemmePowered and The Connection are teaming up to support the non-profit community. We want to see these doers and change agents come together and harness resources and talent, so they can be more effective and what they do, share their cause and connect with their constituents. We are reaching out to all non-profits, community activists and doers. Join us for an evening of conversations, wine supporting and sharing. We are more effective when we talk to each other, support each other and speak with a collective voice.You can register using the form below the flyer or you can also contact Sue at The Connection on 536.3000.  Please RSVP by February 21st, 2017.

Demystifying & Addressing the Stigma of Mental Health

The next Cocktails & Convo comes up on 15 February 2017. We had an awesome time at the last event, where the focus of discussion was investing and finance and disaster preparedness. The conversations were spirited and lively and the cocktails were made to perfection, by our in-house mixologist and Angostura brand ambassador, Mel. So let’s do this again! In the February instalment, we’ll be exploring the topic of mental health with a view to demystifying it and addressing the stigma associated with it. Stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, have a look at this article that explores the stigma associated with mental health. Details below…. Date & Time: Wednesday 15 February 2017 from 6pm to 8pm Venue: The Connection, 2nd Floor, Gleans Building, Lagoon Road, St. George’s Price: $25 – Dress Code: Casual To attend, RSVP via email to email@femmepowered.org, sign up using the link below, or register… View Post

Grenada gets a library

Yesterday I attended the launch of the Grenada Community Library and Resource Centre. The library is the brainchild of author and social activist Oonya Kempadoo. It’s hard to believe that it has been more than a decade since hurricane Ivan destroyed the national library. Since then, there has been a void and this is now filled by the GCLRC. Spread the word. Let others know the library is here and open to all. It boasts a wide selection of books that will fit the reading preference of all. The library is located at Lucas Street, St. George’s, opposite the law office of Henry Henry & Bristol and opens Monday to Saturday from 10am. Support the library if you can by way of donations of volunteering your time. The librabry is a non-profit, so all support will be appreciated.   A few pics from the launch below..