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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Celebrating Women of Color... "Women Pioneers Share Their Story"

New Haven, Connecticut – Alderwoman Jeanette Morrison, African American Cultural Center at Yale and Sisters of Today and Tomorrow partnered to bring New Haven an engaging Women’s History Month program, “Celebrating Women of Color… Women Pioneers Share Their Story”, last Saturday, March 19th, at the African American Cultural Center at Yale, in New Haven, Connecticut.

The inspirational program, included entertainment, food, and an enriching conversation with New Haven women pioneers. The "feel good" program highlighted and celebrated the accomplishments of women pioneers and history makers. The panelists included: First Gold Medalist in the Hammer Throw, Alexandria Givan; First black woman Captain of New Haven Police Department, Patricia Helliger; Alderwoman Tyisha Walker, first woman president of the New Haven Board of Alders and first woman elected president of the Greater New Haven NAACP, Doris Dumas.  The panel was moderated by: Babz Ivy Rawls, Editor-in-Chief of Inner City News.  Hosted by: Carla Morrison, Executive Director, Sisters of Today and Tomorrow, with a welcome by: Dean Rise Nelson, Executive Director, African American Cultural Center. And closing remarks by Alderwoman Jeanette Morrison, Ward 22 NH. Celebrating Women of Color highlights included SOT members Zaria, Knyah and Bryonna, with a special poetry performance by Tyquanda Johnson of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Alpha Alpha Rho Zeta chapter.

“’Celebrating Women of Color (CWOC) is a feel good program that I’ve been producing since 2003, while living in Atlanta, Georgia,” stated Carla Morrison, Executive Director of Sisters of Today and Tomorrow. “I am now making the transition back to New Haven, after 20 years, and thought this would not only be a great way to reintroduce myself and my passion to my hometown and the beloved community, but establish a new kind of programming for New Haven girls and women. And with partners like my sister, Alder Jeanette Morrison and Dean Rise Nelson of the AfAm Cultural Center at Yale, I know I'm on the right track.”  
The event is an annual program and will take place next year, same time, different theme. The organization is also planning their 3rd SOT New Haven Leadership Conference for Girls, July 14-16th, 2016 at the African American Cultural Center at Yale. To sign up your daughter, niece or mentee, you can pre-register (no later than Thursday, June 20th), by logging onto: www.sistersoftodayandtomorrow.org  (press the donate button) to make your $125 contribution. You can also, call (404) 319-2130 or email: sistersoftodayandtomorrow@gmail.com.  #SOTWomenPioneers

Celebrating Women of Color…” is one of three signature programs produced by Sisters of Today and Tomorrow (SOT). The program is in its 10th year and takes place in the month of March, in celebration of Women’s History Month. SOT has had a number of phenomenal keynote speakers including: Child Prodigy Kenya Jordana James, Publisher of Black Girl Magazine; Georgia State Senator Connie Stokes; Author/Poet Mark Anthony; Georgia State Representative Alisha Thomas-Morgan; 1st African American Woman Fire Chief Rosemary Cloud; R&B Singer Chrisette Michele; The Honorable Mayor of Riverdale, Georgia Evelyn Wynn-Dixon; Music Executive / Community Activist Karen Marie Mason; Author/Professor Dr. Stephane Dunn; Author/Professor Rabiyah “Rah” Karim-Kincey; R&B Diva’s Executive Producer/ Cast member Nicci Gilbert; The Houston’s “On Our Own” Executive Producer Wanda Shelley and Trumpet Awards Founder Xernona Clayton.

Sisters of Today and Tomorrow is a 501C(3) nonprofit organization, that helps to build confidence, character and leadership. Founded by Carla Morrison, in 2008, the organization is reputable across America for its sincere need to assist women and children. The organization has produced over 25 community programs, promoting higher education, entrepreneurship, self-esteem, health & fitness and personal development, in both Atlanta, Georgia and New Haven, Connecticut, impacting over 5,000 youth and adults. www.sistersoftodayandtomorrow.org 

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