"It takes time to be a diamond” is the theme for the 9th annual Empowering Young Women’s Conference to be held on Saturday, August 7, 2010, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., at Riverside Community College, Landis Auditorium, 4800 Magnolia Avenue in Riverside. This free conference includes workshops led by dynamic speakers and leaders who are physicians, educators, and professional women from all walks of life.
Conference topics will address topics such as college and career preparation, building selfesteem, personal health and making healthy choices, substance abuse, domestic violence, communication strategies and other relevant topics designed for the development of today’s total young woman. The workshops, along with a fashion show and a talent competition, are designed to motivate, educate and empower young women ages 12 – 21 from the Inland Empire and surrounding communities. Mothers and care givers are also encouraged to attend. Conference sponsors include: The Riverside Black History Committee, Riverside Community College District, Mary S. Roberts Foundation, Rogan Building Services, Altura Credit Union, Virginia Blumenthal Law Offices, and the YWCA of Riverside County.
Wanda Scruggs, conference coordinator said, “By attending the Empowering Young Women’s Conference, participants will be inspired, encouraged and challenged to aim high and focus to achieve their dreams. They will also receive instruction on how to protect themselves through a self-defense demonstration provided by the Rape Crisis Center. We invite young women from schools, religious institutions, group homes and youth organizations to attend to learn how to take charge of their future.” The talent show is sure to be entertaining and only 10 contestants will be able to participate. An iPod, DVD player and other prizes will be awarded to the winners. Deadline to sign up for the talent show is August 2. We encourage participation regardless of color, culture, race and/or background.
“Entertaining and educational” are the words used by Riverside Black History Committee Founder, Dell Roberts, to describe the conference. The 2010 conference promises to be the best yet! Over 200 young women are expected to attend.
The encore fashion show will be produced by fashion coordinator, Eugenia Turner, who through her practical fashion sense, makes sure that anyone with a passion for fashion can dress for success.
All conference participants will receive a free continental breakfast, lunch, a canvas tote bag filled with fun and practical information. There will also be opportunities for great door prizes. The young women attending the 9th Annual Empowering Young Women’s Conference will know, at the end of the day, that they are wellequipped to tackle any challenges that life presents them!
Registration and talent show deadline is Monday, August 2, 2010. For talent show or registration information, please call: (951) 242-7746 or visit www.blackhistorycommittee.org
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