Bella Community Events
Heels & Steels 101 is free courses we provide to the women in our communities. We focus on safety, laws, and disengagement of harm. We will be hosting several courses throughout the year across the state of Louisiana. We have two portions, 101 is conducted in a classroom setting. 102 is hosted at the gun range and includes target practice. Are you interested in sponsoring or bringing Heels & Steels to your community? Lets collaborate to educate & empower a safer and informed community!
We host a venting discussion focused on depression, anxieties, substance abuse, traumas, social injustices, and overall mental wellness. This is a safe nonjudgemental environment. The Vents are all throughout the year, the next Vent is scheduled for late September. Nondisclosures are required for attendees, our sessions are strictly confidential!
We proudly incorporated December 18, 2018
January 2019: I Need Business Besties Brunch, New Orleans, LA.
Presented By: CoCo Curator (Business Sponsor & Attendee)
Mia X, Family & Friends Birthday Community Giveaway, New Orleans, LA.
(In-Kind Donations & Volunteered) Presented By: Mia X and Community Sponsors
April 2019: DoRight4LA Giveaway, Baton Rouge, LA.
Presented By: Dudley DeBosier Law Firm (Contestant)
ABLS was nominated to receive a $5,000 donation from the Dudley DeBosier Law Firm in a local contest that required the community to vote for the best organization. We placed 2nd out of 64 organizations across Louisiana, being established only 4 months!
June-July 2019: 40K Rising Tour, Statewide
Presented By: V.O.T.E. & Black Voters Matter (Volunteer)
7Th Annual Women in Power Conference, Opelousas, LA.
Presented By: Family Strong Foundation & Community Sponsors (Vendor & Presenter)
August 2019: Chopping It Up For C.H.A.N.G.E., Baton Rouge, LA.
Presented by: Against All Odds, The Bridge Agency, A.G.I.L.E., Istrouma, & more (Community Partners)
Stop The Violence Back To School Giveaway, New Orleans, LA.
Presented by: Stop The Violence Movement & Community Partners (Vendor)
September 2019: Trauma Informed Community Inaugural Conference
Presented by: Trauma Informed Communities, Terrebonne Parish Children's Advocacy Center (Attendees)
Black Women OWN The Conversation, Finale Viewing Party, Baton Rouge, LA.
Presented By: The OWN Network & CoCo Curator (Host) (ABLS Selected Venue Host)
October 2019: Pharmacy Technician Week at Fortis College, Baton Rouge, LA.
Presented by: Fortis College Department of Pharmacy (Presenter & Executive Director Smith received The Spirit of Excellence Award) Presented by Director of Programs
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, Team Debra's Army/ABLS
Baton Rouge, LA.
Presented by: The American Cancer Society (Group Sponsor, Participant)
December 2019: A Bella LaFemme Society's Inaugural Gala, A Night Honoring Resiliency, New Orleans, LA.
Presented By: A Bella LaFemme Society, and Sponsorships (Fundraiser)
Awarded 2 Proclamations for our 1st Year of Community Service Dedication
New Orleans, and Baton Rouge LA.
Presented By: Mayor Cantrell and Mayor Broome
VOTE Community Holiday Celebration/Toy Giveaway, New Orleans, LA.
Presented By: VOTE (Volunteer, Community Partner)
January 2020: Mississippi Prison Reform Rally, Jackson MS.
Presented By: Mississippi Reform Coalition & partners (Community Partner)
MLK Day of Service 2020, Volunteering with Seniors Day, Baton Rouge, LA.
Presented By: A Bella LaFemme Society with Lane Nursing Home
February 2020: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day/ Free HIV Testing, New Orleans, LA.
Presented By: Priority Health Care, We Bleed Ink Tattoo Shop (Vendor, Community Partners)
Just Mercy, Free Film Viewing, New Orleans, LA.
Presented By: VOTE (Post Film Moderator, Community Partner)
Partnership with Employ BR, Youth Employment Program, Baton Rouge, LA.
Presented By: Mayor Broome Office (Youth Employer)
Ms. Wheelchair Louisiana 2020 National Competition Fundraiser, Baton Rouge, LA.
Presented By: Tamara Green (Gently worn shoes, Community Site Sponsor)
National Adult Drug Court Planning Initiative Training, Baton Rouge, LA.
Presented By: 19th JDC- Honorable Donald R Johnson, National Association of Drug Court Professionals, National Drug Court Institute, (Participants, Certificates)
March 2020: Empowered Diva Award, Baton Rouge, LA.
Presented By: Sistars of Empowerment (Honoree, Executive Director Smith)
TEA Time, (Teach, Empower & Advocate) National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event, Gretna, LA.
Presented By: Priority Health Care, (Community Partner/ Panel Speaker)
Women In Business, An Empowerment Program (6 weeks); Tier II PitchHer, New Orleans, LA.
Presented By: TruFund, Regions Bank, Louisiana Economic Development (Participant, Executive Director Smith)
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