National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club Holds 73rd National Convention at Detroit Marriott
Bennett College President Dr. Julianne Malveaux Business Luncheon Keynote Speaker
Dr. Julianne Malveaux
Sandra A. Coleman
Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) - The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc (NANBPWC) will hold its 73rd national convention at the Marriott Detroit Renaissance Center, July 27 through August 3. Several programs are open to the public including the Business Women's Luncheon, Thursday, July 31 with Dr. Julianne Malveaux, President, Bennett College, author, economist and commentator as keynote speaker.
With more than 3,000 members and 150 clubs in the United States, Bermuda and Africa, some 500 NANBPWC delegates will travel to the "motor city" for the convention featuring a community forum, workshops, classical vocal arts competition, vendor marketplace and business women's luncheon.
"I am proud to host this illustrious group of business and professional women for this annual meeting in my hometown," said Detroit's Sandra A. Coleman, 21st National President of NANBPWC. Ms. Coleman, a graduate of Wayne State University who received her Masters of Public Administration from Harvard University, began her career with the Detroit Police Department and was appointed Deputy Director of the Planning and Development Department in 1996 by then Mayor Dennis Archer before retiring in July 2002.
* Advance tickets for the business women's luncheon featuring Bennett College President Dr. Julianne Malveaux are available for purchase at $60. As a writer and a syndicated columnist, her writing appears regularly in USA Today, Black Issues in Higher Education, Ms. Magazine, Essence magazine, and the Progressive. Her weekly columns appear in numerous newspapers across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Charlotte Observer, the New Orleans Tribune, the Detroit Free Press, and the San Francisco Examiner.
Other events at the convention that are open to the public included:
* Opening Breakfast Speaker Rev. Dr. Wilma Johnson, Sr. Pastor of New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, 8 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. Advance tickets available for $55
* A Community Forum and Reception on Tuesday, July 29 from 7-9 p.m. (Free)
* Vendor Marketplace and Exhibitors' Showcase featuring local and out of town vendors with items from jewelry and artwork to fashion opening July 31 at noon and open daily from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Closes August 2 at 3 p.m.
* Vocal Arts Competition & Reception* for emerging artists showcasing some of the best young classical vocalist from across the country, Wednesday, July 30 from 7:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. Attire is after five. NANBPWC has supported promising young Black classical vocalist since 1983 through our vocal arts competition, providing them performance venues and scholarships. The competition begins on the local level and the first place district winners compete at the National Convention (Free)
* Dr. Julianne Malveaux, President, Bennett College and 18th National President of NANBPWC. will deliver the keynote address at the business women's luncheon Thursday, July 31 from 11:45 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. (Advance tickets are available for $60)
The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. with headquarters in Washington, D.C. was founded in 1935. Its mission is to promote and protect the interest of African American business and professional women, serve as a bridge for young people seeking to enter business and the professions, to improve the quality of life in the local and global communities and to foster good fellowship.
Diane Larche' National PR
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