This is why I volunteer with The Equity Alliance

by Carjamin Scott on June 25, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. CST

My Equity Alliance story is simple. It’s my responsibility to give back to the community I came from. I was looking to make an impact with an organization that valued my talents, allowed me to bring my whole self, and was led by Black women. I wanted to feel valued and appreciated in my own skin. I was looking to serve alongside people who truly care about the poor and the marginalized and are doing great things for them. I’m grateful to be with people who build me up, hold me accountable lovingly, and expect excellence from me at all times. And I got tired of the critics saying that Black women can’t lead, Black women don’t get along, Black women aren’t good enough, and the like. So I had to support this organization. I’m here, we’re here, to prove all the haters wrong, serve our community, and build a coalition, all while wearing a dress, heels, and a smile.

Join us at the Black Women’s Empowerment Brunch Saturday July 20 from 11a – 1p at Rocketown in Nashville, TN.

Honorees:

Pioneer in Politics: Johnnie Turner – Retired TN State Representative and Civil Rights Leader

Unsung She-ro: Freda Player – Senior Legislative Advisor, Office of the Mayor of Nashville

Live Music by: Jason Eskridge and Band

Spoken Word Performance by: Tia Smedley

Live Performance by: Sankofa African Dance and Drumming Co.

Hosted by: Sissy Brown, 92Q Radio DJ

Event Production by: Phoenix Forrester Events

Keynote Speaker: Kristen Clarke, JD, President and Executive Director of the Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

from the bottom of my heart thank you Charlane Oliver and Tequila Johnson

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Carjamin Scott can be reached at carjamin.scott@gmail.com and you can follow her on twitter @scottcarjie, instagram @carjiescott, and facebook at Dr. Carjie Scott.

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