The Los Angeles Chapter of the National Congress of Black Women, Inc., will be honoring a stellar lineup of notable women at its First West Coast Anniversary Installation and Awards Luncheon, and silent auction at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach, 200 South Pine Avenue, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The honorees will include Artis Lane, renowned artist whose recent works included a bust of Sojourner Truth on display in the U.S. Capitol; Marguerite LaMotte, distinguished member of the Los Angeles Board of Education; Representative Laura Richardson, Democratic congresswoman representing California’s 37th congressional district; and Dr. Antronette K. Yancy, professor at UCLA’s School of Public Health.
Since 1984, the National Congress of Black Women has worked nationally and internationally as a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization to carry on the mission of its founders, the late Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and the late Honorable C. DeLores Tucker. The Los Angeles Chapter is joining the fight and is dedicated to the educational, political, economic and cultural development of African American women and their families.
“Not only do we work for opportunities for women in leadership and decision making positions in government, non-profit organizations and the private sector, but we are dedicated to enriching our community through our local initiatives, healthcare reform and military family support services, to name a few,” states Los Angeles Chair, Gwen Newman Jones.
Sunday, August 15th promises to be an exciting historical afternoon for Los Angeles and the local chapter of the National Congress of Black Women. “Not only will we have some of the greatest guest speakers, but you have to be there to see the beautiful art available for the silent auction. With Florence LaRue, the lead singer of 5th Dimension, as the mistress of ceremony; guest speakers Dr. E. Faye Williams, the National Chair of the National Congress of Black Women; and Dr. Bill Releford of the Black Barbershop Health Outreach Programs. There will be a host of other special guests. “The afternoon is definitely one that everyone will enjoy,” says First Vice Chair, Judy Matthews. For more information and the opportunity to be a part of this historic event, please call (800) 895-3180 or visit the website www.ncbwinclac.org.