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File #: 170143    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 2/16/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 2/16/2017
Title: Resolution congratulating and honoring the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women on the 31st Anniversary of the Madam CJ Walker Awards Luncheon and for the organization's commitment to the educational, political and economic empowerment of African American women throughout the City of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Bass
Attachments: 1. Signature17014300.pdf
Title
Resolution congratulating and honoring the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women on the 31st Anniversary of the Madam CJ Walker Awards Luncheon and for the organization's commitment to the educational, political and economic empowerment of African American women throughout the City of Philadelphia.

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WHEREAS, The Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women was founded in 1981 by Sylvia Webster, purposed to serve as a collective voice for progressive women of African descent committed to advocating for meaningful sociopolitical change; and

WHEREAS, The Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women in 1982 swore in forty-two trailblazing leaders, of varying professional affiliations, including the Honorable Marian B. Tasco, Charisse Lillie-McGill, Audrey R. Johnson-Thornton, the Honorable Augusta A. Clark, Joann Bell, Velma Goode, Leslie Kernodle and Dr. Marschal-Neil E. Young; and

WHEREAS, The organization's leaders quickly sprung into action, implementing an aggressive campaign to address the educational, economic, political and physical needs of women throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with a keen focus on urban cities and an array of programmatic and legislative remedies; and

WHEREAS, The organization boasts several signature programs that exhibit its unwavering mission, most notably the Educational Mentorship & Scholarship Awards Program, designed to support women and girls pursuing a post-secondary education, and the Madam CJ Walker Awards Luncheon; and

WHEREAS, Named in honor of the nation's first woman to become a self-made millionaire, the Madam CJ Walker Awards Luncheon celebrates local female entrepreneurs who successfully operate their own companies and demonstrate sound business practices; and

WHEREAS, The Awards Luncheon also provides the Coalition's leaders with the opportunity to publicly acknowledge girls and women deeply invested in t...

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