So, a few weeks back, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People hosted a candidate forum the Life of Liberty location near Harbor Freight.
I met so many members of the NAACP & I felt the love, kindness & caring which literally filled the room. I really really felt embraced and got swept up in the energy of a united group, 100% dedicated to improving the lives of others.
Last night I was blessed to attend the Blue & Gold Gala where the people within our community were recognized: game changers at all levels that give so much of themselves to help bridge the gaps of inequality. Did you know we have a team in Oceanside that helps the NAACP provide scholarships to young kids every year? This year an endowment for $2,000,000 was gifted to the NAACP to provide scholarships to children for college and university: “education is the great equalizer”.
I need to give a special shout-out to Mrs. Gwen Sanders…I met her a few weeks ago and last night she received an award. There is something quite special about Mrs. Sanders. She is kind, gentle and always smiling. Having spoken with her on but a few occasions, I felt her inner strength, the fire in her soul to give to others before herself yet she carries herself with great humility. I can only hope to be half the woman she is…
Cindy 🙂 10/2/16
P.S. Satia …you are a rock!. You are a leader that rolls up her sleeves and jumps in the trenches with the troops! Last night was spectacular and I loved the story of how you started as a young lady and worked your way through every type of position to rise to be the President of our NAACP here in O’side.