NAACP hosting third annual Brotherhood/Sisterhood conference

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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will host its third annual Brotherhood and Sisterhood Conference Feb. 15-18.This years theme will be, “Empowering the Minds of Today to Influence the Lives of Tomorrow.”Kai Henderson, co-chair of the program, said the purpose of conference is to provide students with educational workshops during Black History Month.Its goals are to embody empowerment, leadership, spirituality, political awareness and self-examination.The conference will include workshops that discuss situations students face everyday.Henderson said the workshops would address health, cultural diversity and relationships.”There will also be workshops directed specifically towards females and males,” she said.Islam leader Robert Muhammad will be the keynote speaker for the males. His speech will be titled, “Business and Economic Development: Do for self or suffer the consequences.”The conference will also feature an Oratorical Contest.This portion is set aside to showcase the oratorical skills of participants. The first place winner will receive a $500 scholarship.Henderson said the conference usually has an average of 100 participants.”This year we expect a little over 100,” she said.This years conference is free, although last year it cost $20.”It is free because of donations we received from organizations on campus,” Henderson said.T-shirts will be sold for $10.Henderson said the conference is a way for students to address their certain problems and needs.”If you (students) feel its time to do something for yourself, then the conference will be beneficial.”The conference began in 1992 as the Sisterhood Conference and later expanded to include males and females of all ethnicities.The MISS Office, Student Government Association, National Panhellic Council, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and NAACP sponsor this years conference.For more information call (936) 294-3652.