United Sistas of Color Meet & Greet where Pretty Girls Rock Dresses

Pictures from last year's event c/o the USOC event page
So, I logged into facebook earlier this morning to find an invite to a cool event happening later this month. I am always down for something that combines multiple things that I love, in this case, fashion and giving back to the community: 
USOC Meet & Greet and PGR Dresses Challenge FRIENDLY TAKEOVER II
Monday, March 26, 2012
W Hotel Boston
100 Stuart Street, Boston

Pretty Girls Rock Dresses Challenge 1 year anniversary! Pretty Girls Rock "DRESSES" Challenge is calling for all women regardless of race, religion or economic status, to come together and bring back FEMININITY, GRACE AND CLASS. The "challenge" is asking all women to start wearing dresses at least THREE (3) times a week like our mothers and grandmothers use to; we will invite friends to join the challenge, take pictures and most importantly, HAVE FUN!

Pretty Girls Rock FRIENDLY TAKEOVER BOSTON is the official Boston launch of the challenge. We came together last year along with PGRD Challenge launch parties across the country. We will come together again, in DRESSES, and takeover the very beautiful W Boston lounge in the Theatre District. Together we will meet, mingle, dine and take photos. Together we will bring femininity back!

This is also the United Sistas of Color Meet & Greet where we will come together this evening for good food, good people and good conversation to share our vision, ideas and goals with all of you! We are asking that ALL attendees donate GENTLY used prom appropriate dresses, shoes and/or accessories to OPERATION PROM DRESS. Operation Prom Dress is an effort to make sure no girl living in the Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain and Roslindale area is denied the opportunity to attend her prom because of financial hardships. All donations will be given to qualified girls at NO COST.

So BOSTON, in the spirit of womanhood, in the spirit of GIVING BACK, lets throw our jeans in the closet, put on our dresses, our stilettos (or flats) and lets PRETTY GIRL ROCK!

Hope you can join us as we begin our journey in strengthening our relationships with each other and giving back to the community!
Check out the event on facebook for more information! 
This looks like an event that is definitely worth checking out and supporting. Not only did I just pick up a dress that I've been looking for an opportunity to rock, but I've been cleaning out my closet and have a great dress to donate, so this works out perfectly. Although I'm not entirely sure that I'm down with the challenge aspect of the event (or with the notion that femininity and dresses are inextricably linked), I think it sounds like fun and like a cool way to help some younger sisters have a dope prom night. Now I just have to figure out what shoes to sport with this dress...

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