The Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus (WBWPC) held the Black History Month Reception, Thursday, February 24th – a gathering of members and prospective members – at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.
The event was a reception to recruit new Caucus members in their five chapters – Yonkers, Mount Vernon, Greenburgh, Peekskill, and New Rochelle.
They chose the law school location because of the appointment of Horace E. Anderson Jr. as the ninth dean of the school. Dean Horace E. Anderson, Jr., is the first Black Dean in the law school’s almost 50-year history. The WBWPC honored Dean Anderson with a proclamation at the reception. He spoke on the importance of the Caucus in the fabric of Westchester County.
The wonderful program was a festive event consisting of a lineup of esteemed speakers, a renowned jazz ensemble, wine, and hors d’oeuvres in the hallowed halls of Pace Law School as they celebrated the great legacy of the Caucus.
Guests mingled with one another while enjoying good food and being serenaded by a live jazz band playing in the background.
New York State Majority Leader Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins wowed the audience with the significance and importance of the Caucus. President Subomi Macaulay spoke on her journey with the Caucus and encouraged prospective members to join and continue to build the legacy of the Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus.
In her closing remarks, Nicole Benjamin 1st Vice President and Membership Chair thanked everyone for coming and gave special recognition to her Reception Committee for putting together an awesome event.
The WBWPC Black History Month Reception Committee was made up of Nicole Benjamin – WBWPC Countywide First Vice President, Judith Beville – Co-Chair, Greenburgh Chapter, Ronnie Cox – Co-Chair, Mount Vernon Chapter, Past Countywide President, Angela Farrish of the New Rochelle Chapter, Jackie Baker of the Peekskill Chapter and Mae Williams – Yonkers Chapter & Past Countywide President.
Join the WBWPC for their 40th Annual Albany Leadership Breakfast on Sunday, April 10th @ 7 AM at the Hilton Albany, 40 Lodge Street, Albany, NY. This year they will honor the esteemed Dr. Hazel Dukes, NAACP New York State Conference & National Board of Directors Member.
As Black History Month ends and Women’s Month begins, Black Westchester salutes the Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus for their dedication of empowering Black women into leadership positions.
AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company, Host & Producer of the People Before Politics Radio Show. AJ is a Father, Brother, An Author, Journalism Fellow (Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism), Hip-Hop Artist - one third of the legendary underground rap group JVC FORCE known for the single Strong Island, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian, Documentarian, Activist, Criminal Justice Advocate and Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale, Sonicnet.com, Launch.com, Rolling Out Newspaper, Daily Challenge Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine, Word Up! Magazine, On The Go Magazine and several others.
This is a lovely article. Unfortunately I was out of town and unable to attend but the pictures look great!
Congratulations to my caucus sisters on a successful event. Nicole Benjamin worked really hard with the committee members and it paid off.
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