The Delaware Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. hosts “NCBW-DE Empowerment Weekend”, two action packed days featuring our 3rd “My Sister’s Keeper” Empowerment Summit & Legacy Awards Celebration and our signature fundraiser, “The Gentlemen’s Cook-Off”, Cooking with a Cause: A Soulful Sunday Brunch. The Empowerment Weekend will be held on Saturday September 10, 2016 from 8:30AM- 2:00PM and Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 12:00PM-4:00PM at the Hercules Plaza, 1313 North Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware. Weekend Tickets are $125. For information visit www.ncbwde.org .
Saturday’s Empowerment Summit convenes nearly 300 women and teens from diverse backgrounds to dialogue with leading experts around the struggles and strengths Delaware’s Black women and girls. The highly interactive format features a “Living Room Conversation” with national author and entrepreneur Angela Ford. Delaware experts will discuss the direct impact of public policy on the economic, health, education, and overall quality of life for Black women and girls. The forum will advance the Delaware Chapter’s public policy agenda. Black women across the United States represent the largest voting block determining campaign outcomes. A Political Forum with candidates running for City Council of Wilmington concludes the morning.
2016 “My Sister’s Keeper “Awardees are: Pearl Livingston-Un’Sung S’Hero for her volunteerism promoting healthy nutrition for children and supports for women in crisis, the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League Young Professionals, Generation Next for their leadership development initiatives throughout the state and Enid D. Wallace-Simms, Delmarva Executive-Legacy Award for her tireless public service to the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Communities in Schools DE, Delaware State University and a host of DE non-profits.
Day 2 of the Empowerment Weekend features NCBW’s signature fundraiser, The Gentlemen’s Cook-Off, Cooking wiith a Cause, A Soulful Sunday Brunch–Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 12:00pm-4:00pm. Professional and Amateur chefs will present a culinary tasting. Marcus Johnson, headliner for the DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival returns for a command performance. Celebrity judges include Patty Jackson, WDAS Radio Journalist, Rita Langraf and Robert Buccinni.
For tickets purchases visit www.ncbwde.org or by calling the office at (302) 658-0410. Tax deductible donations support programs of the NCBW-DE Chapter, including the 100 Bridges High School Mentoring Program and the Dr. Teresa D. Drummond Scholarship which grants awards to traditional and non-traditional students and women pursuing higher education.
Delmarva Power is the 2016 presenting sponsor of the Summit.
About the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Delaware Chapter
Chartered in 1995, the mission of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Delaware Chapter (NCBW-DE) is to advocate on behalf of Black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education, and economic empowerment.