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File #: 20-4298    Version: 1 Name: NCBW Resolution
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 9/16/2020 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 9/24/2020 Final action: 9/24/2020
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE CHICAGO METROPOLITAN CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL COALITION OF 100 BLACK WOMEN ON THEIR INAUGURAL CHARTER WHEREAS, in the winter of 1970, led by visionary Edna Beach, 24 Black Women began to meet together in their homes in New York City following the tumultuous 1960's to assess the problems and opportunities that presented themselves at the beginning of a new decade; and WHEREAS, as a result of their initial meetings, these pioneering women endeavored to form the Coalition of 100 Black Women, and for the rest of the 1970s, slowly but persistently worked to master root causes of issues that affected their families, their communities and themselves, boldly reaching out to other Black women in common cause, and eventually, mobilized their emerging stature as a visible force of influence promoting gender and racial equity; and WHEREAS, due to the success and recognition of the Coalition, Black women from other parts of the country aspired to duplicate its m...
Sponsors: DONNA MILLER, TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), FRANK J. AGUILAR, ALMA E. ANAYA, LUIS ARROYO JR, SCOTT R. BRITTON, JOHN P. DALEY, DENNIS DEER, BRIDGET DEGNEN, BRIDGET GAINER, BRANDON JOHNSON, BILL LOWRY, STANLEY MOORE, KEVIN B. MORRISON, SEAN M. MORRISON, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, LARRY SUFFREDIN
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING THE CHICAGO METROPOLITAN CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL COALITION OF 100 BLACK WOMEN ON THEIR INAUGURAL CHARTER

WHEREAS, in the winter of 1970, led by visionary Edna Beach, 24 Black Women began to meet together in their homes in New York City following the tumultuous 1960's to assess the problems and opportunities that presented themselves at the beginning of a new decade; and

WHEREAS, as a result of their initial meetings, these pioneering women endeavored to form the Coalition of 100 Black Women, and for the rest of the 1970s, slowly but persistently worked to master root causes of issues that affected their families, their communities and themselves, boldly reaching out to other Black women in common cause, and eventually, mobilized their emerging stature as a visible force of influence promoting gender and racial equity; and

WHEREAS, due to the success and recognition of the Coalition, Black women from other parts of the country aspired to duplicate its mission and programs in their own geographic areas, and it was decided to create a national organization, to expand beyond the boundaries of New York City; and

WHEREAS, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women was launched on October 24, 1981 with over 500 members from 14 states and the District of Columbia, and selected Jewell Jackson McCabe as its first national President; and

WHEREAS, the mission of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. is to advocate on behalf of Black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment; and

WHEREAS, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. is a nationally recognized and significant voice for Black women to collectively advocate and address socioeconomic issues at the local, national and international levels; and

WHEREAS, on September 20, 2020, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. chartered a chapter of 145 professional Black women in ...

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