Women's Fund awards
grants to four groups
BY NIKKJ BALDWIN
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
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
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
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
Following lunch and a
Clements and Phyllis
Britnell announced the four
The four organizations
*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
?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.
South Atlantic was award
ed $30,000 fpr its
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
The grant recipients
announcement was fol
lowed with the agency
presentation by Twana
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.
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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