Women’s empowerment conference

Focussing on health, spirit, rights and assertiveness, a women’s conference will be held Saturday, April 23, at Georgetown High School and will feature guest speakers, health resources, legal resources and a youth panel discussion.

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Georgetown Alumni Chapter, is hosting the free event with the theme “Take a Stand: Stay True and Never Deviate.” It will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is open to the public.

“This event is our way of giving back to the community,” said Dr. Marthena Grate Morant, chapter president. “We want the public, especially the women, to know there are ways to assist themselves and others by becoming knowledgeable of facts and finding ways to get around societal issues.”

The featured speaker for the conference is Dr. Beverly Boone, a motivational speaker and author of “Life is Like a Tootsie Roll Lollipop,” which is about the problems of domestic violence and bullying.

Other guest speakers include attorney Lindsay Anne Thompson, speaking about women’s rights, and Dr. Traci Bailey, speaking about assertiveness. There will also be speakers on health topics.

“We are hoping the information they are presenting will help give local women a spirit of assertiveness, knowledge about healthy living and knowing what their rights are,” Morant said.

Morant and other organizers are asking participants to bring household items such as paper products, brooms and cleaning products which will be donated to the Family Justice Center in Georgetown.

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