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October 2010
Table of Contents
1. Double Dutch Magazine Teen Conference
2. Domestic Violence Awareness Month
3. The Sister Accord
4. Word Up!
5. Broooklyn Open
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We're back with another issue of Double Dutch e-newsletter!

Hope you're had a fantasic Fall season. It's time to enjoy seasonal foods: apples and pumpkins. Let's not forget the "dessert versions" of like, apple pie, pumpkin pie and bread. Mmmm!

This month is "Domestic Violence Awareness" Month. We are sharing a great book with you about the topic, called "Color Me Butterfly." The author, L.Y. Marlow describes the generational legacy of domestic violence in her family and how each made positive changes for future generations.

We've also include a motto called, "The Sister Accord." It was created as an unifying message for girls, women (and men) to follow. As the weather begins to get cooler, this a great time to visit art exhibits and cultural events showcasing great talent. We've included some in Brooklyn, NY. Please try to check them out.

Special shout out to CFES (College for Every Student) and Paul Robeson High School in Brooklyn, NY for giving me the opportunity to speak to teens about college and how it can help your career. I had a great time! I met a lot of talented students there. Some may even go to one of my alma mater's, NYU!

Have a Happy Halloween & Harvest Weekend!


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Teen Conference!!

On Saturday, September 18, 2010, Double Dutch Magazine presented its 1st "Celebrate Hip-Hop Girls" Teen Conference for teen girls. Please stay tuned for an upcoming issue that will include photos and other details about the event.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In the book, "Color Me Butterfly," author, L.Y. Marlow describes the true story of four female family members (including herself) and how domestic violence impacted their families.

The story, "Color Me Butterfly" illustrates how the the relationships began loving and romantic and little by little grew into violent relationships. The book also shows how early signs were often ignored. It also explains why women stayed in abusive relationships for their kids, which was often more damaging than leaving. Many of us have known family members and friends that have been in these relationships. Even if you haven't been in that situation, it gives you perspective on how it can happen. Most importantly, "Color Me Butterfly" helps to remove the judgement people have about these relationships.

L.Y. Marlow also created the organization, Saving Promise, to give women resources to put their lives back on track.

Special thanks to L.Y. Marlow and her team for providing "Color Me Butterfly" books for the the Double Dutch Magazine Teen Conference!!

Click Here  for more info about Saving Promise.

The Sister Accord
Inspirational speaker, wife and and mother, Sonia Jackson Myles created the "The Sister Accord" motto to provide positive steps of how girls and women should treat and support each other. 

The motto was written for the "Souls of My Sister" inaugural event in Washington, D.C. The theme of the event was "What Does the Obama Presidency Mean to Me?" The idea was born that day and has been featured at the Essence Music Festival and other conferences across the country. I had the wonderful opportunity to share the motto with attendees of the Double Dutch Magazine teen conference.

Sonia is a great example of what it means to achieve goals in business, while also being an active participant in her family's lives and contributing to change in her community.

Read The Sister Accord motto and share with your friends, too.
Word Up!

St. Joseph's College Council for the Arts presents, "Word Up!," which are artworks inspired by words (spoken and written), a juried exhibition of Brooklyn Artists.


Dates: October 27-December 1


Receptions: Monday, November 1, 5:30-8:00 pm

Saturday, November 6, 12:00-3:00 pm


Gallery Talk: Tuesday, November 9, 12:40 pm


Receptions & Gallery Talk Locations: Alumni Room Gallery, Tuohy Hall

Gallery Hours: Wednesdays, 4:00-8:00 pm and Saturdays, 12:00-3:00 pm 


For more information about the exhibit visit St. Joseph's College website

Brooklyn Open
Urban Word NYC and Brooklyn Public Library are joining forces to host a monthly open mic series for teens at the Brooklyn Public Library's Dweck Center. This event provides a safe space for teens to showcase their powerful messages as poets, spoken word artist, emcess, scholars and activists. These events are organized by teens. Each month, the youth board invites one elder poet to share words and wisdom.

Wednesdays, 5:00-7:00 pm FREE!

Dates in 2010: November 3, December 15

Dates in 2011: January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6
May 4, June 1, July 6

Visit Urban Word NYC for more info or to participate.

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