Photo Credit: Aquanna R. Hansley
Photo Credit:
Aquanna R. Hansley

The National Council of Negro Women –Austin Section will host the Women and Girls of Color Conference on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the LifeWorks Center, 835 North Pleasant Valley Road, Austin, TX 78702 (near Austin Community College – Eastview Campus). Onsite child care, refreshments, and a light lunch will be provided.

The focus will be “Breaking the Cycle – Teen Pregnancy.” We will have workshops and resources for the community. Tools and strategies will be shared by guest speakers. There will be a Youth Discussion on Dealing with Teen Pregnancy and Parenthood.

This event is free to the public. An invitation is extended to young women and men, parents, grandparents, guardians, and the community-at-large to come and receive some valuable information.  Please register at (type in women and girls of color conference in the search window) and by going to

For more information, contact Chairman Marion Childress-Usher at, President Shirley Sprinkles at, or First Vice President Sheri Marshall (Eventbrite Coordinator) at

The 2014 – 2015 Officers for NCNW – Austin Section include: President Shirley Sprinkles, Ph.D., First Vice President Sheri Marshall, Second Vice President and Webmaster Annette Booker, Recording Secretary Diane Harris-McKoy, Assistant Recording Secretary and Youth/Young Adult Chair Rashaanne N. Lewis, Corresponding Secretary, DeAnna Harris-McKoy, Ph.D., Assistant Financial Secretary Polly Street, Assistant Financial Secretary Judith Howard, Treasurer Lisa Peavy, Chaplain Rev. Marion Childress-Usher, Parliamentarian Myrtle Bell, Historian Pat Braithwaite, and Global Ambassador Marilyn D. Johnson.

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Submitted by Arlene L. Youngblood

Publicity Committee