MADISON – The Wisconsin Women of Color Network, Inc. (WWOCN) will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel, 525 West Johnson Street
The theme of the conference will be “Life's Maze: Achieving Success Against All Odds.”
The highlight of the event will be the recognition of the 134 past recipients of the Wisconsin Woman of Color Woman of Achievement Awards.
The recipients of the 2013 Woman of Achievement Award are: Dawn B. Crim, Education; Carola A. Peterson-Gaines, Health Outreach; Marty L.Richards, Education, Community and Youth Volunteer; Mari Yamashita de Moya, Art and Volunteer Work; and, Julia Arata-Fratta, Business and Industry.
The Woman of Achievement Award is given each year to deserving racial ethnic minority women who have been nominated by groups or individuals from their respective communities. The awardees have demonstrated commitment and service toward the improvement of the quality of life for all women, shown a high degree of professionalism in their own area of expertise, and done well in their own personal growth and development. They are role models and are held in high esteem in their own communities..
Milele Chikasa Anana, owner and publisher of UMOJA magazine, will be the event’s featured speaker. Focusing on the conference theme, Ms. Anana will speak on her own life experiences to serve as an inspiration to all.
The public is invited but reservation is required. Registration Fee: $30.00 for WWOCN members; $35.00 for non-members; $10.00 for children under 12 years old. Deadline extended for reservations: Monday, September 30, 2013.
For more information, visit www.womenofcolornetwork-wis.org