HOSTED BY SISTERS OF TODAY & TOMORROW
IN COLLABORATION WITH
AUBURN AVENUE RESEARCH LIBRARY on AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE & HISTORY
Sisters of Today & Tomorrow in collaboration with Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture & History, kicked off the 7th annual “Celebrating Women of Color… Art, Politics & Hip Hop” with an elegant reception at the Auburn Avenue Research Library, last Thursday, which included special guests: State Representative Alisha Thomas-Morgan; Miss Black Georgia, Erica-Christina Little (of Macon), Georgia; Karen Mason CEO of Red Clay Music, Radio personality, Educator and Author Rabiyah “Rah” Karim-Kincey and Author, Dr. Stephane Dunn of Morehouse College. The lively affair included a presentation from Founder/Executive Director of Sisters of Today & Tomorrow Carla Morrison, along with a welcoming introduction from Francine Henderson, Administrator of Auburn Avenue Research Library and a compelling story from Courtney Britton, 16 yr old, 11th grader at Campbell High School, who is a budding music journalist and the longest standing member of Sisters of Today & Tomorrow. “When I came to Sisters of Today & Tomorrow, I was a little shy. I was and still am talented, but needed that extra push. Since becoming a member, I’ve become the Managing Editor of my school newspaper, I’ve met some of Atlanta’s top journalist and I recently interviewed at CNN for a student internship all due to Miss Carla and Sisters of Today & Tomorrow.”
Saturday evening, Sisters of Today& Tomorrow, in collaboration with Auburn Avenue Research Library, hosted an intimate program, book signing and conversation "Celebrating Women of Color... The Female Political Agenda", featuring State Representative Alisha Thomas-Morgan, who discussed her book “No Apologies: Powerful Lessons in Love, Life and Politics”. The State Rep talked about everything from her great relationship with her husband David Morgan to “broke activism” and “snatching the torch”, which are both the titles of chapters in her book.
The program included remarks from Miss. Black Georgia’s Erica-Christina Little, from her platform “G.I.R.L. Promise”, with featured women in history highlights from Idalis Melancon (of Henry County), who highlighted Dorothy Height and Kristen Britton (of Cobb County) who focused on Shirley Chisholm. In addition to the highlight on Shirley Chisholm, the library showed a documentary on the political legend. And two musical performances was provided by Erica-Christina Little who sang “How Great Thy Art” and “I’m Every Woman”.
This Saturday, March 12, 2011, 4pm-6pm, Sisters of Today & Tomorrow will host, Celebrating Women of Color… “Her Mic Sounds Nice: The Female Presence in Hip Hop Culture”, featuring Karen Mason, Rabiyah "Rah" Karim-Kincey and Dr. Stephane Dunn of Morehouse College, hosted by Courtney Britton, SOT Member (of Cobb County). The Women's History Month event will also showcase "Esoteric Lore" and "One Woman's Dream: The Unfolding Legacy of Evelyn J. Frazier" art exhibit(s), at the Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Avenue, downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The event is free and open to the public. (Donations are accepted for Sisters of Today & Tomorrow.) The program will be catered by Mr. Everything’s Café & Planet Wings & Things. For more information, call the AARL at (404) 730-4001, ext. 100.
Pictured: Carla Morrison, Founder of Sisters of Today & Tomorrow &
Erica-Christina Little, Miss Black Georgia