Census, racism, voting among topics at Sister to Sister webinar

Census, racism, voting among topics at Sister to Sister webinar

The Charlotte Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is hosting a women’s empowerment webinar on July 14 at 6 p.m. to discuss topics that specifically impact the Black community.

“As our sorority year wraps up, we are thrilled to end with a powerful, thought-provoking program,” said Melody Harris, president of the Charlotte Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Sister To Sister: Educating, Empowering and Elevating will cover topics such as the 2020 Census, COVID-19 and its impact and the influence of racism and implicit bias.

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“The Charlotte community will gain knowledge, have an opportunity to ask questions and help us empower others,” Harris said.

The virtual conversation will include local panelists who will discuss issues within the community, share resources, answer questions and provide action steps. Panelists will include:

Moderator

Hon. Rickye McKoy-Mitchell, District Court Judge, Mecklenburg County

Panelists

  • Hon. Aretha Blake, District Court Judge, Mecklenburg County — State of the Black Woman
  • Hon. Elisa Chinn-Gary, Clerk of Superior Court & Judge of Probate — Influence and Impact of Racism & Implicit Bias
  • Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown, SVP & Chief Community Health & Wellness Officer, Novant Health — COVID-19 and Its Impact
  • Hon. Yvonne Lewis Holley, NC House of Representative — Voter Education and the 2020 Election
  • Dr. Wilhelmenia I. Rembert, Partnership Specialist, U.S. Census — 2020 Census

The webinar is free, but advance registration is required. Registration will close on July 10.