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Published on February 4th, 2020 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


100 Black Women Hosted a “Let Her Learn Symposium “

The  Education Committee of the Columbia (SC) Chapter of 100 Black Women recently hosted its third annual “Let Her Learn: Stop the School Push out of Girls of Color Symposium.“  

The program featured presentations from three seasoned child advocates;  Dr. Ronald Epps, former Superintendent of Richland School District One, Dr. Demestress Bell Williams, Dr. Dee Unlimited Educational Consulting Company and Ms. Vivian Anderson, Executive Director & Founder of Every Black Girl, Inc.

The goal of the symposium was to raise community awareness of the unfair school push-out of girls of color into the prison pipeline and to develop strategies to address its eradication.

According to Chapter President, Mary Miller McClellan, the “Let Her Learn: Stop the School Push-out of Girls of Color Symposium” provided an opportunity for conversation on strategy development to address the unfair discipline practices to which Black girls are subjected.

The Columbia (SC) Chapter is one of more than 63 chapters of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., a national organization founded in New York City in 1970 in an effort to continue the successful implementation of socio economic and political strategies that began in the mid 60s. 

The organization consists of thousands of progressive women of African dissent that represents 63 chapters in 25 states and the District of Columbia.

The Columbia (SC) Chapter, chartered in 2014, proudly promotes leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment for Black women and girls of the Midlands. 

The chapter recently announced its upcoming 6 year milestone celebration of commitment to women and girls at its “6th Annual My Sister’s Keeper Awards Luncheon” on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at the R2i2 Conference Center, 763 Fashion Drive, Sand Hills, Columbia, SC 29229

For luncheon information, contact

For national coalition information, please visit the local and national NCBW websites at and


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