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Winston-Salem chronicle. (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 1974-current, November 17, 2016, Page B8, Image 18

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Women's Fund awards grants to four groups BY NIKKJ BALDWIN THE CHRONICLE After a disappointing national election a week earlier, when women nationwide expected the first woman president would be elected, The Women's Fund of Winston Salem held its Uth annual luncheon at the Benton Convention Center. The luncheon, held on Tuesday, Nov. 15, celebrat ed 11 years of The Women's Fund improving the lives of women and girls in Forsyth County, while announcing recipi ents of grants this year. The grants are given out annu ally. The theme. "Rising Together" reflected the pur pose of the Women's Fund, to inspire women and girls to come together and over come obstacles to live a better life. Women leaders of The Women's Fund talked in general terms about the election and encouraged women to keep working to help women and girls suc ceed. Following lunch and a presentation, Gwenn Clements and Phyllis Britnell announced the four organizations awarded grants. The four organizations are: *The Children's Home Society of North Carolina was awarded $26,500 for the program Wise Guys, which strives to reduce teen pregnancy by chang ing the behavior of adoles cent males. ?LEAD Girls of NC was awarded $9,971 for the workshop for preteen girls to use evidence-based cur riculum to encourage and mentor girls to succeed. ?Planned Parenthood South Atlantic was award ed $30,000 fpr its Contraceptive Choice Project to allow more teens to choose a contraceptive that is affordable and works best for their needs. ?TCK Providence Inc. was awarded $29,920 for Social Workers to help par ticipants in their kitchen worker program to take advantage of their skills, while preparing them to be ready post-graduation. The grant recipients announcement was fol lowed with the agency presentation by Twana Wellman-Roebuck, execu tive director of Experiment in Self-Reliance (ESR), expressed the importance of ESR goal of assisting families to help them take their selves out of poverty. Wellman-Roebuck dis cussed the validity of The Women's Fund in provid ing women and girls with the tools to succeed, while giving them hope in then self and family structure. She invigorated the attendees by describing the various programs to assist women, such as her agency's Financial Literacy class. She maintained during her speech the need for women to be like geese in the way geese fly in "V" formation, looking out for each other to make women a stronger force to succeed. Wellman-Roebuck left the attendees with encouraging words, such as "Women don't put your heads down; rise up, rise up, rise up." Photo by Tevia Stinson Representatives of the nonprofits that won awards show them off on Tuesday, Nov. IS, at the Women's Fund Luncheon. From left to right they represent TCK Providence Inc., Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, LEAD Girls ofNC and The Children's Home Society of North Carolina. Photo by Tcvin Stinson Demonstrators march through the streets of downtown Winston-Salem in protest of the North Dakota Pipeline on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Locals join nationwide protest against Dakota oil pipeline BY TEVIN STINSON TOE CHRONICLE More than 50 people gathered on the comer of Fourth and Trade streets and marched through the streets chalking sidewalks with messages opposing the North Dakota Pipeline on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The $3.8 billion, 1,000 mile gas line, which was approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expect ed to run through North and South -Dakota and end in Illinois. What brought protesters to the streets of Winston Salem and other cities across the country is the section of the pipeline that will run under the Missouri River near a Native American reservation known as Standing Rock. According to reports, members of the Sioux Tribe who live on the reservation rely on the lake for drinking water, and many believe digging the pipeline could contaminate their water supply. During the peaceful protest, Iman Khalid Griggs said the pipeline will also ran through sacred burial grounds that have been around for hundreds of years. He said although Standing Rock may be thousands of miles away, it is important that people here join the fight. "This is a global movement," he said. "By taking this very simple action here today we are showing this country that we will not continue to stand for this injustice and the degradation of our land." WSSU Class of '64 donates $77,822 for scholarships SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE The 52nd Reunion Reception for the WSSU Class of 1964 was held recently at the Marriott Hotel, 425 N. Cherry St. from 7 to 10 p.m. Delores Graham and Ina Hines led a Tribute in memory of 10 class members who passed after the 50th Reunion Celebration in 2014. During the 50th Reunion, the Class ' established an Endowed Scholarship Foundation. Mary Gill presented a total of $77,822 for the Scholarship Fund to Gregory C. Hairston, director of Alumni Relations at Winston-Salem State University. Following the grace offered by the Rev. Dr. Juanita B. Tatum, the class mem bers enjoyed feasting on food prepared by the hotel while fellowshipping with class members who had come from: Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. "The committee felt that a highlight of the reunion would be the sharing of flash backs from 1960 through 1964. Those who shared took us back as did Gray Productions who played music that was popular during that time period. Many of the class members forgot for a moment that they were no longer in the age group of 18-22 and danced as if they were. "We're sure reality sat in while dealing with sore limbs the next morning," a reunion official said. Gift bags were given to all who were present. A Fender Bass Guitar, a gift card, and a gas card were also given away. The recipients were: Gloria Welborne, Mamie Woodard and Lorese Hines, respectively. Commendations were given to James McNeal, Irie Richburg and Mary Roseboro, who worked with the commit tee in specific roles from Detroit, Philadelphia, and Charlotte. Earlier, Marian Anderson Hairston, chairperson for the reunion, brought greet ings on behalf of the Steering Committee: Yolander M. Bailey, Mamie D. Douglas, Delores E. Graham, Ina V. Hines, Jeanette R. Millner, Juanita B. Tatum, Eleanor D. Williams, and Dollye K. Mack, Vice Chair. The Invocation was offered by Tatum. The night ended with the singing of the Alma Mater led by Dollye Mack; and closing remarks given by the chairperson. In her remarks, Hairston admonished the class members to "choose the powers of love and laughter, truth and peace until we meet again!" RICK'S Fragrances p -Incense -Car Sprays -Body Oils - Beauty Soaps ^ -Hair Pomade 336-692 5611 finest Jragrances^livexoin I 3 wwwi*xbook xx*n/?vOTUsiugjiabolton The Spirit of Harriet Tubman Actress: -Diane 'Taison Mcfazu "A am womm pajanmma tdb Harriets hfc ?s a davc mtl kr nJc to frrakm om tk Umiupmtmi rmbvmi' CELEBRATE with this performance for Black History Month CONTACT: 336-676-3120 Upcoming Performance November 20, 2016 at JhOOp.m Green Street Church 639 S. Green St. Winston-Salem, NC 27I0I Why not make wir final arrangements a gift to those you lovr LIMITED OFFER 50% off burial spaces ? In house financing 9 Payments as kw as $25.00 per month ? No credit check ? 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