Many of South Florida's civic-minded women and men are looking forward to the conversation and networking at the fourth annual Pumps, Pearls & Politics.
FILE Photo: Denetra Collins/Pumps, Pearls & Politics 2015
Miami, FL – July 21, 2016 – The fourth annual Pumps, Pearls & Politics forum and luncheon hosted by the Connection Committee of the Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is scheduled for 11:30 AM, Saturday, August 6, 2016, at the InterContinental Miami in Doral. The event is women-centered and women-focused, but men are included on the agenda and encouraged to attend. Many topics to be covered are gender neutral and impact the entire community. This year’s theme, Pumps, Pearls & Politics 2016: How Do We #UniteAmerica?, is particularly timely and is certain to generate thought-provoking conversation.
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson will bring the View from the Hill. Panelists include State Senator Oscar Braynon II; Adora Obi Nweze, President of the FL State Conference of the NAACP and Member of the National Board of Directors of the NAACP; United Teachers of Dade President Karla Hernandez-Mats; Political consultant Makeda McLune; Attorney Ronda Vangates; and social justice activist and Dream Defenders leader Umi Selah. Public relations practitioner and journalist Beverly Counts Rodrigues will serve as moderator and entertainment will be provided by Grammy-nominated spoken word artist Rebecca “Butterfly” Vaughns.
“In light of recent local and national incidents regarding police-involved shootings and the upcoming presidential election, this event provides the perfect opportunity for the community to engage in serious dialog,” said chapter president Andrea Robinson, “our guests will also be able to interact directly with participating political candidates.”
If You Go:
When: Saturday, August 6, 2016, 11:30 AM
Where: InterContinental Doral Miami, 2505 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33172
Admission: $40 (Includes food and beverage.)
To pay online: http://pumpspearlspolitics2016.eventbrite.com (Sales close 7/30/2016.)
For more information send an email to Natasha Hines at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FILE PHOTO: Some of the fabulous guests at Pumps, Pearls & Politics 2015.
FILE PHOTO: Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson with Riley Davis and family at Pumps, Pearls & Politics 2015. / Denetra Collins