Let’s Save Our Sons and Daughters Spring Banquet Is May 2

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., Chattanooga Chapter will host a Let’s Save Our Sons and Daughters Spring Banquet on Thursday, May 2. This event will be held at the Chattanooga Convention & Trade Center at 6 p.m.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the “Reach to the Future” academic scholarships, which are awarded to area high school students based on excellence in academics, leadership, and community service.

The guest speaker for this event is Deborah R. Houston, who is an inspirational speaker, writer and model. Ms. Houston's passion for empowering women led her to write her first novel, “Father Knows Best,” the story of a young woman taught worldly lessons of survival by her drug-dealing father, that she accepts and practices. However, upon hearing and embracing the gospel of Jesus Christ, she is confronted with and questions her father's lessons, as she comes to terms with the unconditional love of her Savior.

She recently completed her first devotional book for women entitled “CelebrateU: The Phenomenality of U,” which encourages each woman to celebrate the woman that God has created and designed. Ms. Houston has "a passion for empowering women and encouraging them to realize their self-worth, grasp their purpose, walk in their destiny and serve one another."

Fundraising Chair Deborah Flagg said, "I am so excited about this inspiring young woman coming to Chattanooga and want everyone to experience her message.  I encourage our community to purchase tickets and tables early so as not to miss this opportunity."

NCBW President Faith Edwards encourages churches and organizations to sponsor youth to attend the event and be a table sponsor. 

Tickets for the Let’s Save our Sons and Daughters Banquet are $50 per person and can be purchased in advance by calling NCBW at 698-0029.

Founded in 1981, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization. The Chattanooga Chapter was organized in October of 1994, and advocates on behalf of women of color through national and local actions and strategic alliances that promote its national and international agendas on leadership development, gender equity in health, education, and economic development.




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