LaVanda Brown, YWCA of Greater Charleston (Zoom Only)
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About the Event
March 31 – LaVanda Brown, Executive Director, the YWCA of Greater Charleston. Everybody knows about the YWCA. The organization is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. LaVanda is a former Rotarian from downtown Savannah Georgia and she has visited our club on several occasions in the past. In times when eliminating racism has become a hot topic of discussion LaVanda can tell us what the YWCA is doing to promote that goal. As part of the YWCA’s goal of empowering women, our own Mary Jo Romeo does an Interactive “Own the Room” weekend public speaking workshop. LaVanda has more than 20 years of on-the-ground experience in social services focused on underserved population including Family Promise of Greater Savannah, Gang Alternatives of Miami, and Clarke Community Services in New Orleans. She was the 2018 recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Picture Award for outstanding community service presented by Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and S.C. Rep. Wendell Gilliard. She also serves as the Housing Subcommittee Chair for the Mayor’s Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing.