Sojourner-Douglass: CONSTITUTION DAY 2012 & SEMINAR! "RHETORIC VS REALITY: RE-ELECTION 2012" featuring Kurt L. Schmoke, Howard Law Dean and former Mayor of Baltimore
CALLING ALL GREEK ORGANIZATIONS, EDUCATORS, CIVIC LEADERS, FRIENDS & FAMILY - WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! COME OUT...REGISTER TO VOTE & GET EDUCATED ON THE FACTS!
CONSTITUTION DAY 2012 & SEMINAR! "RHETORIC VS REALITY: RE-ELECTION 2012"
Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 10 am - 1 pm
Keynote Address: Former Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, Vice-President & General Counsel Howard University
Speakers include State Senator Nathaniel McFadden & other elected officials
Where: Sojourner-Douglass College, Academic Hall
200 N. Central Ave./ Baltimore, MD/ 410.276.0306
This is a free event...parking behind Academic Hall or street parking.
**Continental breakfast served**
Hosted by WO BE CO, Criminal Justice Club, Student Government Association & Political Campaign Management programs (PCM)
GET THE FACTS - GET EDUCATED - BRING YOUR QUESTIONS!!!
WO-BE-CO was founded in 1968 as an adjunct to Baltimore's chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), originally known as Women Behind Core. It became Women Behind The Community, Incorporated in 1969.
To service the needs of Baltimore Metropolitan Communities and empower women, children and families in the areas of health services, education, employment and equal opportunites.
Through the years, WO-BE-CO has exemplified dedicated service to many deserving communities. They have provided teens with monetary gifts and clothing for school, volunteered in hospital wards and gift shops, sponsored numerous voter registration and education forums, volunteered for several political campaigns, honored fellow citizens for outstanding community contributions, sent care packages to Liberia, West Africa and Tutmiller, Mississippi. They have donated food, clothes, furniture, appliances and "elbow grease" to the Women's Housing Coalition, awarded scholarships to college students, made donations of new books to libraries of selected Baltimore City elementary schools and read to students during special observances twice a year (especially at Gwynns Falls Elementary School, WO-BE-CO's adopted school). In addition, the organization has a mentoring program for the fourth grade female students at the adopted school and support many community projects such as Mrs. Santa, Orchkids and the Lyric Opera Camp.
Currently, WO-BE-CO proudly operates the DRESSING ROOM, a clothing resource for women entering or re-entering the workforce. Women who are not able to purchase clothing suitable for a professional working environment are serviced through donations from generous supporters. WO-BE-CO members volunteer their time to operate the DRESSING ROOM.
The 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit Civic Organization’s President is Brenda Bowe Johnson, Ph.D. She has been a member of WO BE CO for more than 15 years. She's an Educator, Writer and Entrepreneur...Co-Owner, The Language House, Inc. Dr. Johnson became a member of WO BE CO to increase her involvement in community service activities.
Other organization affiliations include Rho Xi Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Association of Retired School Personnel Baltimore City; Leah's Book Club; Literarily Yours Book Club; Morgan State University Alumni Association.
Dr. Johnson serves on the Board of Directors, Lyric Foundation; Trustee, Lyric Opera Baltimore Board; Education Consultant for the Lyric Opera Camp; Commissioner, Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences.
In the words of Dr. Johnson: Living in the 21st Century is a real challenge economically, socially and politically. Our role in continuing community service has not changed. However, the role is to expand in this hostile political climate and the surge of blatant racism. We must remain committed to voter registration, share voter information, support our political leaders, mentor our children, assist our women returning to the workplace and remain vigilant about crimes against our males. We must continue to be WO BE CO Truth Warriors for our President and our Community.
Phylliss G. Nelson
Elizabeth V. Poole
Assistant Recording Secretary