The AAWRC provides services, develops programs, and advocates for women and girls of the African Diaspora and their communities. The vision was born in 1994 in the atmosphere of a local women’s retail store. During weekly conversations, women began to realize the importance of discussing the many issues affecting African American woman and finding ways to meet the needs that they shared. Over 21 years later, the AAWRC, a nonprofit organization, continues to promote the ideas and visions of the founders, and to include as a natural part of its vision, the empowerment of women, youth, and their families.
Oratory Contest Winners and Emcee - Dr. J.C. Hayward
Winners of the Septima Clark Oratory Contest
Pictured Above, Left to Right:
Olayemi Olugbuy, 2nd Prize Winner, Division II Hannah Clark, 1st Prize Winner, Division II Donae Owens, 3rd Prize Winner, Division II Kiana Livingston, 2nd Prize Winner, Division I Jennifer Nneka Omekam, 3rd Prize Winner, Division I Nia Christian, 1st Prize Winner, Division I
Contest Emcee - Dr. J. C. Haywood, Anchor - WUSA Channel 9 News