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Multi-Day Gatherings, Conferences, Protests

Events which span several days, often outside the Lehigh Valley but relevant for our work here. Includes protests, gatherings, and conferences.

ABWHE 10th Annual National Conference Brings “Sister Power 2017” to Philadelphia October 18 – 20, 2017

Celebrate “Sister Power” in Philadelphia with the National Conference of the Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE) as they honor Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate, author, and activist, Sonia Sanchez, with their inaugural Presidential Award at the Sonesta Hotel, Thursday, October 19th. The conference events/workshops will be held at the Sonesta Hotel and Temple University-Center City Campus, Philadelphia.

This year’s theme is “Sister Power 2017: ‘Lift as We Climb’ – A Right, A Responsibility, A Privilege…,” where featured speakers include health advocate Rev. Lorina Marshall-Blake and author/scholar Dr. Sara Willie-LeBreton. The conference will cover topics such as career development, health and wellness, the historical impact of African American women in academia, social identity, leadership, and the increase of diversity in academia.

On Wednesday, Oct. 18, the opening reception will be held at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street, where ABWHE will honor the service of African American Women Veterans in Higher Education. They will be welcomed to Philadelphia by The Philadelphia Commission for Women and entertained by Philadelphia’s 1st Lady of Jazz & Soul, Sherry Butler.

If 5 people from your school, chapter, organization or friend group register, you will get 1 additional registration free! Also, we are reclaiming former members and recognizing our former local and national officers. If you have names and contact information, please send them to: Abwhe2017awardsnomination@gmail.com

This conference is a great opportunity for talented, energetic, and influential African American women scholars, educators, administrators, and staff members to network; share and further develop best practices in higher education; deepen their scholarship; and create new partnerships. Join us on social media to answer our “Question of the Week (QOTW)” on Facebook and Twitter. We invite you to share and retweet as we engage the community of African American Women in Higher Education in the Tri-State Area to spread the word that the women of ABWHE will be in Philly October 18-20, 2017.

Register today for the conference at http://abwhe.org/2017-abwhe- conference/

Breakfast with Sonia Sanchez event:

Seating is limited! REGISTER NOW AT:


Opening Reception Honoring African American Women Veterans in Higher Education:


Note: Representatives of ABWHE will be available for interviews at the conference. Media outlets may contact Dr. Doreen Loury at 267-228- 8423 or louryd@arcadia.edu

October 26, 2017 – October 29, 2017


NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference


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The Allentown Branch of the NAACP is honored to be selected as the host for the 83rd NAACP PA State Convention scheduled for October 26 – 28 at the Renaissance Hotel in Allentown PA.

This will be the first time that the convention will be held in the City of Allentown.

The NAACP Annual Convention is attended by NAACP members and community stakeholders from across the state of Pennsylvania.

For more infrmation on how your organzationor can sponsor, purchase tickets or advertise in the convention program book, please contact
Craig Cobbs, Program Book Chair via email at: cobbscraig@gmail.com