Madam CJ Walker 20th Annual Business & Community Awards Recognition Luncheon

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The Empowerment Forum will begin soon.
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Robyn Cameron - Co-Chair of event opening the event.
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One speaker running late.
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Below is Martina Ilunga - Moderator , Shayla Jamerson - Founder of SoOakland and Honorable Dezie Woods-Jones - CEO of Training Institute for Leadership Enrichment
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Elaine Brown, Former Leader of Black Panthers arrived just b4 audience asked, ""What way they can use their voice to become part of the movement." A lot of Africsn-American issues from 50-60 years ago still exist.
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Brown shared A.A. have survived oppression. However, we own nothing, not even our lives! (applause)
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AfterJamerson spoke, the audience was asked what are their misconceptions of people different from them and what can they do to get out of their personal bubble.
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The audience is sharing their answers to the earlier questions.
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The first session has ended. Break time.
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Attendee Lakeesha Gage shared she's here because whenever there's an AA women's event, it feels like home and she wants to be there.
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Tiffany Anderson, Author of Hair Therapy, shared, she's here for inspiration, camraderie, to learn, to see women who no matter what age are still in the struggle. She. loved hearing "to stand up for one's self instead of being humble."
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Session 2 is about to begin: Digital Business is Everyone's Business starring Molly Ford of Salesforce, Simone Harvey of Wells Fargo, Kymi Armour of and Kathy Cowling of Kaiser Permanente.
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Harvey shared, even with technology, "the focus should be on customer service and making innovations based on this."
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Session 2 has ended. Lunch starts at 11:30.
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KBLX announcing 100 Black Womens Coalition
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100 Black Womens Coalition introduced.
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The young ladies said the Positive Steps Creed.
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Announcing to visit the silent auction.
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Announcing donate what you can using green envelopes on the table.
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Announcing tweet using tag #madamcjwalker2018.
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Announcing Mistress of Ceremony Pam Moore, Anchor of Kron4.
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Anchor Woman Pam Moore.
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Vocalist, Yasmeena aka Jazime Datcher
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HEAT Dancers
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Taking place now.
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Aisha Brown, President of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc, Oakland/Bay Area Chapter is speaking.
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National President of the organization speaking.
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Great grand-daughter of Madam CJ Walker speaks. 150th anniversary of MCJWs birth. Netflix series of MCJWs life coming soon.
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Essay winner, Cecilia Ortiz announced and is reading her essay.
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Donations being accepted. $80K, the goal!
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Thanking the sponsors.
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Special Thanks!!
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MC Lyte, 1st rapper invited to the White House, etc.....
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Corporate Award to Kimberly Brandon, President of SF Port Commission.
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Entreprenuer Award to LaNeice Jones who gave tribute to BUWAFA and 16th LION.
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Pioneer Award to Diana Beckton, DA of Contra Costa County.
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Advocacy Award to Beverly Greene of AC Transit. She feels public transportation is often taken for granted and is honored for the award.
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800 attendees
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Luncheon over, reception beginning.
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Things being auctioned.
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Author of book, Power of Prayer
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Jewelry from South Africa and the UK.
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Jewelry from Senegal.


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