Women’s empowerment brunch set July 14

By: Staff report

LUMBERTON — Registration is now open for a brunch that will be focused on uplifting women.

The “Woman to Woman: There is Power in Our Stories” will take place July 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, located at 101 Wintergreen Drive in Lumberton. The event is for women of all ages who want to live a life of purpose and become more empowered to do so.

Registration is $20 at www.eventbrite.com. Proceeds will benefit the Southeastern Family Violence Center in Lumberton.

The event speakers will share stories about life, empowerment and purpose. Speakers include:

— Carlotta M. Winston, a health educator, motivational speaker, survivor and social justice advocate against childhood sexual abuse, and supporter of the What I Be Project that focuses on empowerment through story and photography.

— Hollie Young-Oxendine, influential wife and mother, singer, and a survivor and domestic violence advocate who believes in the quote: “It’s never too late to become what you might have been,” by George Eliot.

— Gloria Thomas Anderson, a motivational speaker, professional consultant for end-of-life and advance care planning, author of “Passion for Your Purpose: Discovering Peace,” “Direction and Balance in Your Life” and “The African American Spiritual and Ethical Guide to End-of-Life Care.”

The event also includes a light brunch of fresh fruit, pastries, and beverages, door prizes, and vendor exhibits.

Staff report