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2nd Annual BLU (Black Lesbians United) Retreat

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Join Black Lesbians United on their 2nd Annual BLU Retreat, September 17 to September 19, in Malibu, CA.

Here are some of the highlights of the retreat, from the website:

The Bobbie Q

Our version of the old fashioned bar-be-cue. Food, games, friendship. There are few things as good as eating and playing outside with friends. Join as we celebrate, mix mingle, play games, and hold our award-winning relay races!

The Butch/Femme

Consider yourself a little more identified with the masculine energy within you? Consider yourself more identified with issues that are often designated as “feminine”? This is your chance to throw down the gauntlet, let your hair down (or put it up), and show just how flexible you can be. Come participate in this hilarious, and often enlightening event, which allows for the script to be flipped, the tables turned, and for everyone to experience the full range of womanhood (in a safe space, of course!)

The Comfort Zone

Kick back and relax at the Comfort Zone, our 24-our cafe. Enjoy a cup of java along with an array of delicious snacks. Watch a video, read a book, play cards, meet a friend, chat all night, take a nap, or just hang out.

SistahMoon Showcase

Are you ready for the best in black lesbian entertainment under the stars? The BLU Retreat features some of the hottest in comedy, music, spoken word and dance!

Sacred Space

Peaceful and tranquil, Sacred Space is perfect for that moment of quiet reflection, reconnection and discovery. Listen to a peacful fountain, light a candle, meditate, talk softly with your sistahs, or just sit in silence… and depart inspired.

The Gal-Her-Ria

Break that piggy bank and browse the Gal-Her-ria, a SistahMarket Space. Sistahs from far and near bring their wares to sell. From handmade crafts, to African couture, you’ll find it all. You’ve never seen a mall like this one!

The Hell Hike

There is nothing like taking on our challenging (but doable) hike through the hills of Malibu. Depart from Sistah Central as individuals, return 90 minutes later as a trail tested team! Bask in the cheers of the other retreat participants as the hikers return to drenched in success!

Plus all of your BLU Retreat favorites!

Sistah Singles
Wealth Building for Sistahs
Afrikan Drumming and Dance Class
Quick Dates
Validation Ceremony
Black Lesbian Film Festival
Medical Jeopardy
Club BLU

Click here to register. For more information, contact the organizers at blu@blacklesbiansunited.org, 310-956-4BLU, or visit their website.

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