Celebrate Women’s Work

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Scotti Preston portrays a colonial slave in a work written by Janice Hayes Williams. Preston will be preforming at the event. Photo: Vicky Bruce
Scotti Preston portrays a colonial slave in a work written by Janice Hayes Williams. Preston will be preforming at the event. Photo: Vicky Bruce

On 12 March 2019 at 5:00 p.m., the Caucus of African-American Leaders will host a reception honoring women who have made a difference in their communities. The event, to be held at the Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center, 1101 Smithville Street, Annapolis, will recognize women across the spectrum—racial, religious, political, and economic, and from both the public and private sectors, and will include presentations of the Caucus’s new “Her-Story” awards.

Underwritten by WISE, Action Annapolis, Anne Arundel Indivisible, Coming to the Table, Connecting the Dots, and SURJ 3A, this reception is open to the public and free of charge. Refreshments will be provided by two women-owned businesses: Taste Buzz Catering LLC and the Cakes Confections Gourmet Catering company.

With Dr. Mary Dadone coordinating the event, honorees will include State Senator Sarah Elfreth; Delegates Heather Bagnall and Alice Cain; community leader Thea Boykins-Wilson; activists Vicky Bruce, Dee Goodwyn, Yasemin JamisonMonica Lindsey, and Erica Matthews; and numerous others whose efforts will be acknowledged and celebrated.

Musician Michael Postlewaite will provide entertainment, and  Scotti Preston will perform a one-woman play written by local historian Janice Hayes-Williams. Seating, on a first-come-first-served basis, is limited.

Complimentary parking is available behind the historic Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center.

Join us on Tuesday, March 12th to recognize Women’s History Month and honor many of those who are making a difference.

Carl Snowden leads the African American Caucus in Anne Arundel County. He is a life-long activist and columnist for the Capital Newspaper and The Arundel Patriot.

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