Marita Golden


Friday October 26, 2012 at 7:00 PM EDT
Saturday October 27, 2012 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Thurood Marshall Center 
1816 - 12th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

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Sisters Under the Skin (Correct Version)

  • Are you a light-skinned woman who's been told you’re not a “real” Black woman because you’re “too light”?
  • Are you a dark-skinned woman who's been told you are “too dark” to be pretty?
  • Are you a brown-skinned woman who feels overlooked and ignored with the issue of skin color?
  • Are you a parent unsure how to talk to your children about negative remarks about their skin tone, hair or facial features?

If you are a woman of color and answered yes to any of these questions then this workshop is for you!

Attend Sisters Under the Skin to learn how to break through the wall of Denial, Discomfort and Silence that surrounds one of the most pervasive but unaddressed forms of discrimination.

Marita's New Photo Marita Golden author of the groundbreaking memoir Don't Play in the Sun: One Woman's Journey Through the Color Complex, which is used widely in schools and colleges around the country as a foundational text for the discussion of colorism. Marita has spoken around the country on the issue of colorism and presented workshops on the color complex before many diverse audiences. An award-winning novelist and memoirist Marita is President Emeritus of the Hurston/Wright Foundation  


Pamela BrewerSpecial guest: Dr. Pamela Brewer   

Pamela Brewer has twenty-eight years experience as a psychotherapist and serves as the host of MYNDTALK, a radio program on the WPFW/Pacifica Network. MYNDTALK focuses on relationships and mental health and airs on WPFW 89.3 Radio in the Washington D.C. Tri-State area.

Friday October 26 - 7:00pm -10:00pm

Saturday October 27 - 9:00am - 5:00pm



Thurgood Marshall Center, Washington, D.C.

1816 12th Street N.W. Washington, D.C. 20009


Registration Just Reduced! Save $50.00

Reduced Tuition:  $235

*Reduced Students and Seniors (62 and older) Tuition :  $199 

Tuition includes a copy of the Skin: An Interactive Diary/Journal For  

Women Who Want to Heal The Color Complex


*Students and seniors should scan a photo ID with birth date and email to after registering for the workshop.


Registration Deadline Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Cancellation/Refund Policy: Cancellations must be requested  in writing. Full refunds less $75 per person cancellation fee will be given for cancellation requests received more than 10 days before the start date of the workshop (October 16, 2012). Payments made 10 days or less before the start of the workshop (October 26, 2012) will not be refunded.



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Sisters Under the Skin: Healing the Wounds of Colorism and the Color Complex

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