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File #: 200212    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 3/5/2020 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 3/5/2020
Title: Congratulating and honoring the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. on the 34th Anniversary of the Madam CJ Walker Awards Luncheon and for the organization's commitment to the educational, health, public policy, and economic empowerment of African American women throughout the City of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Thomas, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Squilla, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Domb
Indexes: 100 BLACK WOMEN, INC
Attachments: 1. Signature20021200
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Congratulating and honoring the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. on the 34th Anniversary of the Madam CJ Walker Awards Luncheon and for the organization's commitment to the educational, health, public policy, 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, Inc. was chartered in 1981 by Sylvia G. 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, Inc. 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, public policy, 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 Economic Empowerment Seminar and Scholarship Awards, 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 Madam CJ Walker Awards Luncheon also provides the Coalition's leaders with the opportunity to publicly acknowledge girls and...

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