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    THE BLACK WOMEN’S AGENDA, INC.  HONORS FIVE AS BEACONS OF “ACHIEVEMENT AND ACTION”

    37th Annual Symposium Hosts Caregiving Forum and

    Workshop Introducing Girls to the Challenges of Climate Change & Careers in Environmental Science 

    WASHINGTON, DC – September 26, 2014 – Five women, steadfast in their commitment to helping African-American women build better lives for themselves and their families, were honored today by The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. (BWA) at its 37th Annual Symposium: Workshop &Luncheon held at the Grand Hyatt Washington. More than 1,000 people saluted the awardees and participated in the organization’s workshops on caregiving and climate change.

    “Our honorees – the Rev. Dr. Bernice King, a civil rights and community activist following in the footsteps of her parents Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King; Frances L. Brisbane, Ph.D., Dean of Stony Brook University’s School of Social Work and of the Black Alcoholism and Addictions Institute; Susan L. Taylor, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Essence magazine and Founder & CEO, National CARES Mentoring Movement; Cathy L. Hughes, Chairperson of the Board and Secretary, Radio One, and Niya Nelson, a second-year honors student in Hampton University’s five-year MBA program – are beacons of achievement and action that shine lights that help lead others to a better place,” said BWA National President Gwainevere Catchings Hess.

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    Leadership Symposium for Student-Community Wellness

     

     The Leadership Symposium for Student-Community Wellness is a unique forum that engages higher education leaders and other national experts in a panel presentation on a topic strategic to positive campus community growth and development. Current challenges facing higher education are addressed to promote dialogue in search of understanding and possible institutional change.

     

    Symposium Co-Sponsors:
    Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and the School of Social Welfare

     

    For further information about the symposium and a listing of symposium presenters since 1996, please follow this link.

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    BSW & MSW Open House
    October 23, 2014, Thursday @ 5:30pm
    Health Sciences Tower-Level 2, Lecture Hall 4
    Reservations are required, please contact
    Laura.Coiro@Stonybrook.edu or 631-444-3170

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