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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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