As most of you know, The Couture Agency has a full service special events partner in Couture By Design™. They ARE having a contest and GIVING AWAY a wedding consultant package in our upcoming September e-newsletter (http://designmyevent.net/Pages/Newsletters.html) .
We have receive numerous requests to manage and produce events for nonprofits, international governments, corporations, small businesses and others. Here is a sample video of what they have to offer:
I had the opportunity to attend the 100 Black Men of America Conference in NY this past weekend. I learned more about the organization and was pleasantly impressed there were more than 350 mentees who also attended the conference. These children were very well behaved and clearly disciplined. I guess men CAN control children better (smile). They have several educational and mentoring programs that suit children of all ages. I am only familiar with one – The Eagle Academy. The 100 Black Men of America report more than 10000 members. In attendance were: Former Gov. Douglas Wilder (D-VA), Musician Maxwell, Governor Patterson )NY), Congressman Kendrick Meeks (NY), Actress Vivica A. Fox and more. Wow.
Tavis Smiley opened the “America I Am” traveling exhibit in Atlanta on Thursday night and I joined him on his Accountable Tour in Washington DC, sponsored by Nationwide Insurance the week prior. The Nationwide Insurance information sessions were truly informative. I attended several before I had to rush off to Philadelphia. The “American I AM,” sponsored by Wal-Mart is interesting and should be coming soon to a city near you . Ciao ~
Alas, our task is accomplished. “Truth is in the Capitol” as NCBW National Chair, Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. often says. On April 28, 2009, abolitionist and suffragette Sojourner Truth became the the first Black Woman memorialized in the United States Capitol. The initiative garnered national and international media attention. Who better to unveil the bust other than the first Black First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama.
After nearly a ten year effort, the National Congress of Black Women (NCBW) cited victory as their effort to have a Bill passed to have Sojourner Truth added to the United States Capitol was signed into Law. The event was an astounding success as A-Listers, Top Government officials and U.S. citizens witnessed the historical event. Most importantly the program was sponsored by the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and NCBW. Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid and others.
An incredible special presentation of “Ain’t I a Woman,” by esteemed Actress Cicely Tyson and a musical performance by Lomax Spaulding Yolanda Adams and Dorinda Clarke Cole left the audience speechless. It was indeed a historical day. I was grateful to be a part of history.
Ivy K. Pendleton, Publicist
We would also like to give Kudos to our modest Vice President, Ivy K. Pendleton who performed all of the Marketing, Publicity and event production for the effort. JOB WELL DONE IVY!!!!! Kamaria Salau, Publicist at Couture managed the Sojourner Truth Donors Luncheon at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington DC. She was instrumental in working with VIPs such as Sheila Jackson Lee, Cathy Hughes, Cicely Tyson, Dorinda Clarke Cole, Diane Watson and many others. If you want to follow what Ivy K. Pendleton, Kamaria Salau and the rest of the Couture Agency Publicists are doing, you can follow us on our social networking sites: www.twitter.com/coutureagency and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-DC/Publicity-and-Marketing/135358565696?ref=nf
is scheduled to unveil the Sojourner Truth Memorial at the United States Capitol building in Washington, DC on April 28. We are pleased to note that she is not only awesome, but did I mention A.W.E.S.O.M.E. The Couture Agency worked with the National Congress of Black Women (NCBW, Inc.) in the early stages of trying to get a bill passed through the US Congress to add Sojourner to the United States Capitol. When the bill was finally passed in 2006, the Celebration of Truth campaign began.
About the event:
DESCRIPTION: The most prominent black woman in the United States will unveil the Sojourner Truth statue in Washington, DC on April 28, 2009. Sojourner Truth will be the first African American woman to have a bust in the United States Capitol alongside suffragists Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Lucretia Mott . This event is by invitation only and media registration is required. Esteemed Actress Cicely Tyson will present “Ain’t I A Woman.” Recording Artists Lomax Spaulding, Yolanda Adams and Dorinda Clarke Cole will also participate.
DATE: APRIL 28, 2009 TIME: 11:00-Noon PLACE: United States Capitol Building, Washington, DC 20002
RSVP REQUIRED. You may contact Ivy K. Pendleton (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive an invitation code if you are interested in attending. Attendance is at the discretion of the Office of the Speaker of the House and NCBW, Inc.
Couture Agency members may log-in to their account and register to attend the event. Non Couture Agency members can Create an account
Invitation is Subject to approval.
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