SF NCBW Hosts Multicultural 100 Black Women in San Francisco Weekend, March 2-4, 2012

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women SF Chapter will host 7th Annual "Golden Girls Hats and Gloves Tea-Bridging the Generations,” March 3rd at the historic Fairmont Hotel with Naomi Kelly, first Black City Administrator as Keynote Speaker.
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Feb. 17, 2012 - PRLog -- SF National Coalition of 100 Black Women Makes National Multicultural Call to Action & Job Training Opportunity 2012

.San Francisco City Administrator Naomi Kelly will be keynoter at annual tea, March 3.

San Francisco- During Women's History Month and the SF 100 Black Women in San Francisco Weekend, The National Coalition of 100 Black Women San Francisco Chapter will host the 7th Annual "Golden Girls Hats and Gloves Tea-Bridging the Generations,” Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the historic Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.  The keynote speaker will be Naomi Kelly, the first Black City Administrator for the City of San Francisco.  

The San Francisco Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women is making a national multicultural call to action to attend the National Coalition of 100 Black Women in San Francisco Weekend, March 2, 3, and 4, 2012. Everyone is welcome.  Also, The San Francisco Chapter developed a unique "Bridging the Generations Employment Training Opportunity” surrounding the annual event and continues to seek funding for the project.

“We are so pleased that Naomi Kelly who was appointed to be City Administrator by Mayor Edwin Lee on February 7th.  Ms. Kelly is responsible for 20 departments and a budget of over $450 million. Her appointment is affirmation of San Francisco’s multiculturalism.   The annual tea allows us to share some positive news and insights our neighbors may not always see and hear in the media as we also celebrate unsung heroes," said Dr. Maxine Hickman, President of the San Francisco Chapter.  “We are pleased that Evelyn Perkins, Associate Director-Finance at Kaiser Permanente is this year’s Event Chairperson.

“San Francisco is a great place for initiating cultural exchanges.  It is where the United Nations started! Also, Bridging the Generations Employment Training Opportunity" launched at the 2011 event where I was honored to be keynote speaker, is an example of out of the box thinking. Our national organization is now using it as a model for other chapters," said M. Delois (Dee Dee) Strum, National President, National Coalition of 100 Black Women.  "The tea is an annual reminder of the cultural richness of San Francisco and the ever present need for people to engage each other in order to create harmonious communities."

San Francisco Chapter founder and President Emeritus I-Lee Murphy-Reed shares aspects of the ongoing multicultural theme; "During last year's tea, Assemblyman Leland Yee joined us, along with Supervisor David Chui, Supervisor Malia Cohen, Former Supervisor and now Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and Syndi Seid founder and CEO of Advanced Etiquette World Wide presented the history of "High Tea," said Murphy-Reed.  

Award-winning Talk Show Host Janice Edwards of Bay Area Vista TV and former NBC 11 Public Affairs Director and former Host of KBHK’s (Now CW Bay Area) Black Renaissance will be Mistress of Ceremonies.    This year’s honorees are: The Honorable Teresa Cox,  Trade Advisor to the Obama Administration will receive the Trailblazer Award; The Honorable Malia Cohen (SF District 10 Supervisor) will receive the Advocacy Award; Karen Lewis will receive the Entrepreneur Award, Cassie Cook will receive the Community Service Award, Gloria M. Jackson MD will receive the Health Service Award, Dr. Kimberly Mayfield Lynch will receive the Education Award and Leona Bridges, of the San Francisco Metropolitan Board of Directors will receive the Golden Girl Award.

Entertainment for the tea will include piano virtuoso, Ricardo Scales and Opera Diva,Hope Briggs.

2011 honorees were: former San Francisco District 10 Supervisor Sophie Maxwel, Alma Jackson, Karen Clopton, Savanna Smith,Althea Carrie, Marie De La Parra, Arlene Hylton and Edna James.

The Multicultural 100 Black Women in San Francisco Weekend will include at night at the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre to see Blue/Orange on March 2nd featuring Carl Lumbly of Alias, Cagney and Lacey and Men of Honor fame; the annual tea at the Fairmont March 3rd and attendance at Bethel AME Church on Sunday March 4th as they celebrate their 160th Anniversary in San Francisco.  A tour of San Francisco will be made available for those visiting and Bay Area residents who want to be reminded of why they love San Francisco.  SF NCBW extends special thanks to CBS 5/CW Bay Area for the development of public service announcements heralding the weekend.

For ticket information visit www.ncbwsf.org.  Limited sponsorships are still available.  For sponsorship opportunities for the job training program or sponsorship packets for the tea email Jackie Wright at Jackiewright@wrightnow.biz.

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