The Forum is the signature event of our program year and this is also when the Northern Virginia Chapter celebrates its anniversary. Each year our goal is to incorporate one of the four national programmatic commitments of: Health, Awareness, Education Awareness, Economic Development, and Political Awareness into our theme.
Ebony Image Awards
As a part of the Spring Luncheon, the NOVA Ebony Image Awards recognizes the achievements of African American women in the areas of education, politics, community service, health, business, religion, and the arts. The women recognized have exemplified leadership in the communities in which they all live. We have saluted African American women in Maryland, Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia who have overcome many obstacles and would not normally be recognized for their accomplishments on a national level.
Political and Social Town Hall
Addressing issues that motivate women to action. Our meetings provide food for thought and encourage attendees to consider issues like women running for political office; race and women of color; and economic challenges. We also hold annual health fairs and provide free information and services to the community.
This program, generally held in the Spring, provides an opportunity for sisters to bond and hear words of inspiration from dynamic women who serve the community. This luncheon features the Ebony Image Awards. (see description above) Guests have been treated to the words of wisdom and conversation from noted women in our community. We also have a fabulous hat show that includes audience participation.
We have developed several vital programs, designed to impact education, economic, political and health awareness of the lives of black women and their families. We have awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships and mentored young girls in Arlington and Prince William County Virginia. We have established partnerships with local health organizations, schools and churches to provide HIV/AIDS and parenting help for single moms. The chapter has recently partnered with the Opera Guild to support young emerging artists.
Check out the Events page for details on how to get involved in our programs: