Schedule of Events - June 17 & 18, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011 6:30 pm - 9 pm - A Salute to the Women of Substance Gala Reception @ Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, (Baltimore Ballroom)
The event will recognize nationally renowned women who have been profiled in the Heart & Soul Magazine for their contributions to advancing the healthy, wealthy and wise lifestyle, which the magazine promotes.
Saturday June 18, 2011 8am - 3pm
The Healthy, Wealthy, Wise & Beautiful Conference & Expo @ The University of Maryland Medical Campus Center, 621 Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Join hundreds of women in experiencing a lively day of health information and fun designed to make you feel Healthy, Wealthy, Wise and Beautiful! Attendees can take advantage of free health screening in the Wellness Village, fitness demonstrations, learn about heart and stroke prevention with the American Heart Association and consult with beauty and finance experts. There will be a book signing by author, Dr. Michelle Gourdine, author of "Reclaiming Our Health, A Guide to African American Wellness.” There will be 18 healthy, wealthy & wise seminars and workshops geared for women of all ages including teens, nurses and nursing students.
Saturday, June 18, 2011 1:30pm-3:30pm
Michael Baisden Movie Screening/ Discussion of “Do Women Know What They Want?”
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
202 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, (Baltimore Ballroom)
Saturday, June 18, 2011
**Red Carpet Event begins 6pm (outside area of the Maryland Ballroom)
**Heart & Soul Awards 7:30pm–9:30pm VIP Reception 10pm - 12am
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore MD 21202 (Maryland Ballroom)
The weekend will culminate on Saturday evening with the Heart & Soul Awards, Hosted by actor, Boris Kodjoe and Robin Givens. Honorees and presenters will include actress Nicole Ari Parker, Radio talk show host, Michael Baisden and Comedian, George Willborn, past Heart & Soul Magazine cover models, other Hollywood notables and local dignitaries.
Smooth Jazz Vocalist, Maysa Leak is the Heart & Soul Awards Musical Director. Also performing will be recording artists, Kindred the Family Soul and gospel recording artist Doreen Vail.
Recipients of the awards include a select group of women who will be recognized for outstanding achievements and contributions they have made to improving health outcomes for the African American community, specifically women.
THE G SPA WELCOMES SPOKESPERSON AND BEAUTY-INSIDER SONYA LOWERY
Lowery is best known as an avid thrill-seeker, lifestyle enthusiast and founder of the adventure movement, World Next Door. She believes in the philosophy of living and sharing your best life. "I spend a lot of time outdoors, and despite the exposure to the sun, wind and other harsh elements, I am always being asked how I keep my skin so healthy looking. I don't believe that women want drastic changes, only an opportunity to enhance what they already have. And that's why I'm so excited about being part of the G Spa family. I believe that small changes can make a big difference in how women feel about themselves." Read in Full >>
2013, An Amazing Year! :A "Thank You" from Associated Black Charities of Maryland
• ABC's sell-out annual women's event convened enterprising young women and established movers and shakers for a powerful evening with Jada Pinkett Smith.
• We were able to support the work of nonprofits in Prince Georges County in partnership with the Prince Georges Chamber of Commerce and look forward to the launch of our Prince Georges County Board Pipeline in 2014.
• ABC-Dorchester was awarded the Community Transformation Grant by Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, as well as, successfully hosted the 2013 Health Disparities Conference.
• We partnered with multiple statewide organizations to inform citizens regarding unintended economic impacts of administrative and legislative policies (existing and proposed) on individuals, families and communities of color in Maryland. With the goals of expanding the lens of policy makers and influencers, advocates and citizens, our efforts assisted successful passage of policy changes related to expansion of employment access. Read in Full >>
Gwen Shelton, Baltimore City Community Advocate Extraordinaire, Passes 12.2.13
Elder C D Witherspoon: Ms. Shelton was one of the bravest people I have ever had the opportunity to meet. Some of the personal conversations we had I will take with me until our spirits reunite on the other side of the Jordan. I had the opportunity to speak with her just two weeks ago, and had spoken with at least twice per month since she initially became ill. She has been one of the most consistently loyal people I have ever known. She fought diligently for the people even in spite of her declining health. She was truly a Christian soldier in the truest sense of the word. Read in Full >>
REBIRTH: The Bmorenews.com 11th Anniversary Gala & Benefit :: Honorees include Photographer Anderson Ward :: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 :: 6-9p :: Douglass-Myers Museum
All are invited to attend REBIRTH: The 11th Anniversary of Bmorenews.com on 12/11/13 from 6 to 9 pm at the Douglass-Myers Maritime Museum. RSVP at www.bmorenews11.eventbrite.com.
Honorees that night include Baltimore's extraordinary photographer Anderson Ward. Read in Full >>
REBIRTH: The Bmorenews.com 11th Anniversary Gala & Benefit :: Honorees include Moonyene Jackson-Amis :: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 :: 6-9p :: Douglass-Myers Museum
Honorees on this magnificent evening include some of the most stellar people in America, including Bmorenews' longtime friend from Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Moonyene Amis-Jackson: She is nothing short of a fighter for the people. The story of Harriet Ross Tubman is one so deeply burned in her soul. All too well, she knows what it is to be black in a land dominated by whites. She also knows, like Tubman, the way towards freedom and justice for all.
From 2001 to 2009, Moonyene Jackson-Amis was an elected official on the Easton Town Council representing Ward IV, the first African American woman to stand for election in the history of Talbot County. She did what no black woman had ever done - let alone in the 21st century ... on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. There are approximately 36,000 citizens in this place. And Easton is the County Seat. Read in Full >>