Black Women in society (A Snap Shot of Black Women in Newham)
The 2014 annual lecture was held at the Newham African Caribbean Centre on Mothering Sunday 30th March 2014. Titled ‘Black Women in Society (A snapshot of Black Women in Newham)’. Libation was performed by Anum Abeng and our special guest speakers were Marva Rollins, a Head Teacher who spoke on the importance of education and Ama Gauye, a founding member of East London Black Women Organisation who spoke of the African and Caribbean experience in Newham.
After a panel discussion chaired by Pearla Boyce followed by a Q&A, the speakers were presented with bouquets. Our guest of Honour Donna Keizer a retired midwife and founding member of the Newham Hibiscus Elderly Caribbean Association was presented with our Community award trophy and also a bouquet.
W.E .B Dubois quote was chosen to reflect our theme of Black women in Society
‘But what of Black Women?…I most sincerely doubt if any other race of women could have brought its fineness up through so devilish a fire’.
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