Letitia James, Nilda Maria Comas, NYS Continental Societies, & Colgate (Bright Smiles/Bright Future
In honor of Bethune-Height, the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. New York State Sections will host the 49th Annual Bethune-Height Recognition Program.
By: NCNW New York State
We are thrilled to announce that the Master of the Ceremony for the event will be the renowned Rev. Dr. Malcolm J. Byrd. The theme of the event is "Looking Back, Moving Forward, Our Legacy: Future Generations Empowered." Speakers include Dr. A. Lois Keith, National Chair, NCNW, and Rev. Shavon Arline-Bradley, President & CEO, NCNW. Honorees are New York State Attorney General Letitia James and Master Sculptor Nilda Maria Comas. New York State Continental Societies was selected as the Affiliate Honoree, and Colgate (Bright Smiles Bright Futures) was selected as the Corporate Honoree.
As NCNW's signature event in New York State, the BHRP is one of its most important initiatives. The event celebrates the achievements of African American women and girls and raises funds for NCNW's programs and services. The National BHRP Co-Chairs are Johnnie M. Walker and Dawna M. Fields and the NYS Luncheon Co-Chairs are Gladys Keller and Evelyn Kinsey.
Every year, Bethune-Height Recognition Program (BHRP) recognizes community leaders and supports National Council of Negro Women, Inc. In honor of NCNW founder Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune and former Chair of the Board, Dr. Dorothy Irene Height, the BHRP salutes and recognizes all who embody the Bethune tradition of providing community volunteer services to the less fortunate. Bethune-Height's recognition programs support the organization's mission to empower, advocate for, and lead women of African descent. Since over a century ago, NCNW has been at the forefront of social change as an organization of African American women. Through education, advocacy, and leadership development, NCNW empowers women of African descent in achieving economic security, social justice, and political empowerment.
It has been confirmed that dignitaries from New York City and Washington, DC will attend.
DJ Legendary Chris Washington
As a member organization of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc., NCNW New York State is a representative of the entire state's membership.
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