Saturday, February 17
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Powerful Women of the Civil Rights Movement
Visitation Spirituality Center
7227 Lahser Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
visitationnorth.org (248) 433-0950
Suggested Offering: $25
Ida B. Wells-Barrnett
Mary Church Terrell
Mary B. Talbert
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
“No race can afford to neglect the enlightenment of its mothers.”
– Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Throughout the last two hundred years in America, Black Women have, organized, advocated, and fought for a more just and equal society, not just for themselves, but for all people.
In this workshop, we will acknowledge the contributions of seven powerful women who established in 1896 the first African American Women’s Club which promised racial uplift and civil rights for all black people, as well as equal right for women, and two women who have bravely stood on their shoulders.
Joni Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in religious studies from Marygrove College and is a wife, mother, grandmother, storyteller, retreat director and a trained spiritual director. She currently serves as a director of Religious Education at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Detroit.