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When: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 9am – 5pm
Location: Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M. Street, NW, Washington DC
“National Week of Non-Violence, August 16-23, 2014″
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Violence Prevention Film
“On 2nd Thought”
Black Women for Positive Change member Eunita Winkey attended a White House briefing on Men’s Health and My Brother’s Keeper
Black Women for Positive Change member Eunita Winkey attended a White House briefing on Men’s Health and My Brother’s Keeper to discuss the following issues:
Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Disease Prevention: Heart & Stroke, Diabetes, Cancer
Engaging Young Men of Color
My Brother’s Keeper: The Road Ahead
(Left to Right) Dr. Stephanie E. Myers, Nat. Co-Chair, Black Women for Positive Change; BW4PC Chaplain Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds, Press Conference Moderator; Summit Council Members Mayor William Euille, Alexandria, VA; Rabbi Batya Steinlauf, Jewish Community Relations Council, Marcus Hughes, NAACP; and Imam Talib Shareef, Nation’s Mosque in DC; BW4PC Charter Member Rev. Emily Ward; Uniformed Officers of Metropolitan Police Dept. and Bernadette Tolson, BW4PC Charter Member and Chair, BW4PC Development Committee.
On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, BW4PC Chaplain Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds was Inducted into the Board of Preachers, Martin Luther King International Chapel, at Morehouse College. This is a special honor for a woman Faith Leader. Photo left to right: Rev. Keith Magee, Inductee Rev Dr Barbara Reynolds, Inductee and Lawrence Carter, Dean Morehouse Chapel.
Kayla Hicks represented BW4PC at Black Women’s Roundtable Women’s Empowerment Conference, Arlington, VAKayla A. Hicks, Regional Organizing Director, Virginians for Responsible Gun Laws
Rev. Marcia Dyson, Founder & CEO, Women’s Global Initiative and M&M Dyson, LLC. Debra Speed, Dir. for Public Policy & Strategic Alliances at Verizon Communications, a Dow Jones 30 Company
Dr. Mary E. Ivey, President & CEO Maine Ave. Ministries and Author
Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds, Chaplain BW4PC speaker at Stateswomen of Justice Luncheon, with Marc Morial, President/CEO National Urban League; and Wendy Carter, HUD Official.
Representatives of BW4PC attended White House Screening of Lifetime Television’s, “Trip to Bountiful” with Cecily Tyson, Blair Underwood, and Vanessa Williams. First Lady Michelle Obama and White House Associate Director of Public Engagement Heather Foster led discussion following film.
In Photo Joycelyn Daniels, Barbara Reynolds, Karen Portman, Stephanie Myers, and Ruth Marshall
Stephanie Myers, Ruth Marshall, Sandy Henderson, Michael Carter, Rhonda Glen, Erin Gormley and Erin’s son, went to the White House to welcome French President Francois Hollande. While a few didn’t make it through the entire event due to cold, others had a great time!Rhonda Glen, BW4PC/Maryland says, “The State Arrival Ceremony for Francois Hollande, President of a France, was a really enjoyable and memorable White House event! It was definitely cold, but it was a crisp and sunny day which provided a beautiful backdrop to the display of patriotism, diplomacy and hospitality which encompassed the hour-long ceremony. To the absolute delight of the crowd, President Obama even did a short walkabout and shook a few hands after reviewing the troops!”
In the fall of 1870, a handful of students made their way through the northwest quadrant of the nation’s capital, and through the doors of D.C.’s “Preparatory High School for Colored Youth,” the country’s first public high school for African American children. There, in the shadow of the American Civil War, and dawned with the spark of reconstruction, a converted basement-turned-classroom in the lower floor of Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church bore the seeds of Dunbar High School, which would become one of the country’s preeminent institutions for African American educational achievement. The students and teachers who graced its hallways would be heard through the years in the halls of Congress, in the highest ranks of the U.S. Military, at the heart of our civil rights movement, and in the upper echelons of medical and scientific study.
One such voice was that of Carter G. Woodson; a journalist, author, historian, and co-founder of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH). It was through his work with the ASNLH that Woodson… Continue reading
President Obama discusses Affordable Care Act at White House meeting.
Women’s Outreach Overview
“She Knows” Campaign – Click Link Below
BW4PC representatives at National Action Network Lunchedata:text/mce-internal,on with Rev. AL Sharpton
White House meeting on the Affordable Care Act, December 3, 2013.
Left to right: Marilyn Franklin, Stephanie Myers, Bernadette Tolson, Crystal Ruiz
BW4PC Bears Witness to White House Presidential Medal of Freedom Event
By Karen L. Carrington, Co-Chair, Events & Merchandise Committee and Associate Editor, Black Women for Positive Change Blog
On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, our network Black Women for Positive Change, was present at the White House to witness history as President Barack Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to a diverse group of 16 recipients. This highest American Civilian honor was given to iconic TV personality Oprah Winfrey, Former President Bill Clinton, Retired Chicago Cubs Baseball Great and Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, celebrated civil rights activist Rev. C. T. Vivian along with Feminist Gloria Steinham and Former Senator Richard Lugar. Posthumous wards went to the master strategist and key leader of the social and civil rights movements, Bayard Rustin and the first female astronaut who traveled in space, Sally K. Ride.
President Obama explained this event is one his most favorite duties in selecting recipients who have made significant contributions from the cultural, world peace national security and other interests of the United States.
What made the momentous occasion even more special is the fact that this award was created in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy exactly 50 years ago.… Continue reading
Charter Member Bernadette Tolson and Co-Chair Stephanie Myers with Sabrina Fulton (Trayvon Martin’s Mother) at White House Reception for 50th Anniversary of March on Washington
In Lincoln, Nebraska Mayor Chris Beutler designated Thursday, August 22 as a Day of Non-Violence. “Violence disproportionately affects the lives of people of color across America,” said Jareldine Mays, president of the Lincoln NAACP. “We stand with Black Women for Positive Change in calling for a National Day of Non-Violence and urge government and non-government organizations to continue the work to end violence in our communities.”
Black Women for Positive Change at the March On Washington 50th Anniversary, August 24, 2013! Co-Chair Stephanie Myers, Charter Members Bernadette Tolson, and Faye Morrison
Mayor William Sessoms, Virginia Beach, Virginia, presented a Proclamation for a “Day of Non-Violence”
Mayor William Sessoms, Virginia Beach, Virginia, presented a Proclamation for a “Day of Non-Violence” to Delegate Daun S. Hester, National Co-Chair, Black Women for Positive Change (BW4PC); City Councilwoman and BW4PC Charter Member Dr. Amelia Ross-Hammond, and BW4PC Charter Members Sylvia Campbell and Good Brother Rodney Jordan.
Proclamation with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority in Lancaster, Texas! Eugenia Rodgers and Cheryl Crittendon-Glaspie
Commissioner Reuben B. Collins II presented the Proclamation to representatives of Black Women for Positive Change Charter Members Marilyn Franklin, Ruth Marshall, Bernadette Tolson, and Joycelyn Daniels.
Mayor William Euille issues proclamation to Black Women for Positive Change, to declare August 22nd, National Day of Non-Violence in Alexandria, Virginia
Charter member Charlene Ligon of Bellevue, Nebraska and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock at the Nebraska Democratic Party’s Morrison-Exon Dinner. Mayor Hancock was the keynote speaker.
Charter members Bernadette Tolson and Ruth Marshall with Dr. Regina Benjamin, US Surgeon General at the White House at an event with Moms of Victims of Gun Violence.