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Women’s History: Lifting as We Climb

Praise Baltimore's First Ladies Tea & Brunch 2017

Source: Brian Stukes/ON-SITEFOTOS.COM / Brian Stukes/ON-SITEFOTOS.COM

March is Women History Month. The Detroit Association of Women’s Clubs Inc. is hosting the Lifting As We Climb Brunch on March 31st at its historic clubhouse to commemorate the work of legal and community champions.  

Honorees are Chief Judge Denise Page-Hood of the U. S. Eastern District Court; the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan which is celebrating 100 years of work on behalf of women; and, Ra’Sheia Parker, the founder of the non-profit corporation of Girls Destined for Greatness.
 
The Detroit Association of Women’s Club, Inc. was organized in 1921. The Association’s motto is “Lifting As We Climb” and the Association has sponsored girl clubs, scholarships, and charitable events. The Association incorporated in 1941 and Dr. Gragg purchased the Clubhouse on Ferry and Brush.   Dr. Gragg founded the first black vocational school in Detroit.  Dr. Gragg was not only committed to the causes of blacks and black women, she was a lecturer on race relations.
The Brunch is an opportunity to bring together people from all walks of life who appreciate the work of the honorees and Dr. Gragg.   Tickets are $35 per person and are available on Eventbrite.  Net proceeds support the preservation of the Clubhouse and its current community activities.  Donations may be mailed to The Detroit Women’s Association of Clubs, Inc. at 5461 Brush, Detroit, MI 48202.

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