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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Black Girls' Corner: Know Your Rights

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A Charlotte youth empowerment mentoring organization, The Black Girls’ Corner™ (TBGC™), invites girls 10-15 years old to its next session, titled, "Know Your Rights!" on Saturday, October 29 at the Sugaw Creek Recreational Center, 943 W. Sugar Creek Road in Charlotte, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Attorney Rhonda Brooks, a Public Defender in Mecklenburg County, and her colleague will tell you what your legal rights are in various circumstances, such as what your daughter(s) should or should not say if stopped in the hall by an administrator or if suspended.

The Founder/Executive Director of The Black Girls' Corner, Vickie Hughes says, "Attorney Brooks is a friend of mine from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and a fellow Spelman Alum." Brooks also holds positions with TBGC, including Board Officer (Secretary) on TBGC's Board of Directors, Workshop Facilitator, and Volunteer Mentor. "She is passionate about helping save our girls! Please come and support our "Sister," Hughes said.

At each TBGC session girls role-play various topics, show off talents, view/discuss media, play games, establish new friendships, and gain cultural exposure. The Mothers (or other caregivers) of the TBGC girls participate in separate or joint group discussions each session and in TBGC’s social outings or community service projects. TBGC’s MISSION is to provide a voice, an outlet, and positive youth development/personal leadership skills development, coupled with group or one-on-one adult mentoring, to young girls in our communities; so that these girls (“Debutantes”) will be empowered to become their best selves and strong, effective leaders around the world.

For more information about The Black Girls Corner, contact Vickie Hughes, J.D., M.A., at vlhjd@yahoo.com, vickie@theblackgirlscorner.org, or 704-999-2958 (cell).

More power to the Black Girls!

2 comments:

Vickie L. Hughes, J.D. said...

I am posting a correction, an error on MY part not yours (Alicia)... Attorney Rhonda Brooks is an ASSISTANT Public Defender.
I apologize for this error and confusion.

Great writeup on The Black Girls' Corner and what we do! Thanks!

***We are currently accepting new members. Contact me at the cell number or email address listed below, if interested.

Vickie L. Hughes, J.D.
Founder/Executive Director -
The Black Girls' Corner
vickie@theblackgirlscorner.org
704-999-2958 (cell)

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

Thanks Vickie -- for the correction and complete contact information.
alicia