Sonia Sanchez featured speaker Bennett College for Women


In recognition of the 30th anniversary of the “Greensboro Massacre”, Bennett College for Women will host a Community Activism Forum —“From History to Healing” on Saturday, October 3, 2009 from 9:30am – 2:30pm.


The Forum will pay special tribute to Bennett Alumna Sandra Neely Smith, Class of 1973 and former Student Government AssociationPresident, who was killed in the 1979 massacre while organizing mill workers.

The Forum will be held at the Sheraton Four Seasons (3121 High Point Road, Greensboro, NC 27407) and will include a recognition luncheon. The luncheon will acknowledge a student and several local community activists.


Renowned poet, Sonia Sanchez will be the featured speaker at the luncheon. Bennett College President, Dr. Julianne Malveaux along with local activists, Ms. Joyce Johnson and Mr. Lewis Brandon of the Truth and Reconciliation Project, along with Bennett alumnae, Ms. Maxine Bakeman, Dr. Myra McCoy Pope, Ms. Gladys Robinson and friends of Sandra Neely Smith will participate in this important Forum.


Congressman John Lewis of Georgia, has also been invited to participate. This event is a demonstration of how Bennett College celebrates, educates and transforms women into 21st century leaders and global thinkers.



The Community Activism Forum—“From History to Healing”, will be held during Bennett’s Annual Family and Friends Weekend, October 1-4, 2009.
Early registration is $75.00 and includes a continental breakfast, workshops, luncheon, registration materials and a campus tour. Seating is limited so registration is encouraged before September 25, 2009.

After September 25th registration will increase to $90.00. Luncheon only tickets are $50.00.

Bennett College will provide free transportation for campus tours immediately following the
Forum. For additional information, please call (336) 517-2196.

Purchase tickets on-line by going to the Bennett College web site:
www.bennett.edu click on-line giving, and complete the form.
In the notes section, indicate “Forum” with $75 or $90 or “Luncheon” with $50. If you
prefer, please mail your check payable to Bennett College with the memo stating either “ 10/3 forum” or “10/3 luncheon only”.

Send to Bennett College for Women – Institutional Advancement;
Race Hall, 900 E. Washington St., Greensboro, NC 27401.

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