The Delaware Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. announced today the “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 is quickly approaching 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. Tickets for the entire weekend activities are $125. For information visit www.ncbwde.org.
Aligned with its mission and purpose, Saturday’s Empowerment Summit will convene nearly 300 women and teens from diverse backgrounds to dialogue with leading experts; this multi-generational seeks to spotlight the struggles, strengths and triumphs of Delaware’s Black women and girls by providing a forum irrespective of their stage in life, and to celebrate their uniqueness across multiple sectors. . The highly interactive format features a morning “Living Room Conversation” with Author and Entrepreneurial Extraordinaire Angela Ford as well as dynamic multigenerational Delaware experts discussing the direct impact of public policy on the economic, health, education, and overall quality of life of Black women and girls. Also, it will provide an environment to advance a compelling movement to uplift and teach our Black girls to be their best selves. After breakout sessions and lunch the attendees will participate in a Political Candidates Forum with aspiring electoral candidates.
The afternoon culminates with our Legacy Awards Celebration, honoring the contributions of unsung women who are devoting their lives to the empowerment of women, girls and families in the State of Delaware. Awards will be given to deserving women in the categories of Unsung S’Hero, Generation Next and My Sister’s Keeper Legacy. Recommendation forms are available on our website ncbwde.org.
The second day of the Empowerment Weekend serves to be just as exciting! Our signature fundraiser, The Gentlemen’s Cook-Off, Cooking with a Cause will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 12:00pm-4:00pm. Not only will we have Professional and Amateur chefs serving a myriad of culinary delights, but Marcus Johnson will invigorate the mood with his live jazz entertainment. The purpose of the Cook-off is to raise funds that continue to perpetuate the mission of NCBW-DE, specifically providing scholarships to traditional and non-traditional student pursuing high education. Each Chef will be judged on the tastiness of their dishes and awarded bragging rights for securing the coveted title of NCBW-DE’s 2016 Gentlemen’s CookOff winner. Please join us for this festive Soulful Sunday Brunch.
Souvenir journal ads, sponsorships and/or individual tickets may be purchased online at the Chapter’s website, www.ncbwde.org or by calling the office at (302) 658-0410. Net proceeds will be used to support the mission, programs, and activities of the NCBW-DE Chapter, including the Dr. Teresa Drummond Scholarship.
Delmarva Power is the presenting sponsor of the Summit.
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.