BY CLYDE HUGHES | AC JosepH Media
WILLIAMSTOWN — A discussion on famed African American author Toni Morrison’s most iconic work, a fashion show and more will highlight the annual Heels in the Battlefield Women Empowerment Conference on Saturday, April 29.
The event, sponsored by the Gloucester County NAACP will be start at 9 a.m. at St. Matthews Baptist Church Community Center, 245 Glassboro Road, in Williamstown. It is one of the premiere women empowerment events held annually in South Jersey.
“Under the leadership of the Gloucester County NAACP, the annual Women’s Conference has grown each year to become one of the premiere events that the community looks forward to attending,” said a statement from Gloucester County NAACP President Loretta Winters.
“The conference is considered an initiative for working professionals and a network for women from all walks of life. The conference has been a life-altering experience for many women and is recognized for its unparalleled capacity to empower and inspire women by giving them the tools and resources they need to survive in today’s environment.
A discussion on Morrison’s novel “The Bluest Eye” will be led by Dr. Irene Mintz and attorney Yolanda Garcia Balicki. The event will also highlight issues affecting women, children and the community.
Melissa Fox, COO of Acenda Health, will serve as moderator; Dr. Melvin Pierson as a presenter, while Gloucester County Prosecutor Christine Hoffman and Inspira Health’s Robyn Walton will serve as panelists J. Pratt Boutique in Philadelphia will host a fashion show.
“It is also an excellent networking opportunity but more than that, it is a time to share enriching stories of transformation and accomplishments and to give and receive words of encouragement and life lessons,” said Winters, who also serves as board chair at First Harvest Credit Union. She also sits on the boards of Planned Parenthood Northern, Central, and Southern NJ, the Rowan College Foundation and the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce.Funds raised at the event will go to the Gloucester County NAACP Scholarship Fund. For more information, go to www.gloucestercountynaacp.org.
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