Heading to Albany To Share Reflections on Being Your "Sister's Keeper"
The Black Women's Association of Albany (BWAA) is hosting their annual dinner and party in celebration of their local scholarship recipients. The group has been doing community work for almost 40 years, founded in 1977. They began with a purpose "to stimulate political and social awareness, encourage cultural growth, help youth realize their full potential through education and serve as positive role models for African American women." The Mission of the organization includes "[educating] the community at large toward a greater understanding of cultural diversity, [assisting] disadvantaged youth to realize their potential through educational opportunities, such as mentoring, awarding scholarships and participating in faith-based organizations, [serving] the community at large through charitable works, [and encouraging] greater personal growth and leadership, especially for girls and women."
I am honored to offer the keynote speech at this year's event, an honor that has been bestowed to greats like Shirley Chisholm, professors, educators of various levels, business owners and news anchors. I am looking forward to this event!