AADC Black Alumnae Network
Jewel Plummer Cobb Sisters Conference


 Having the Conversation: Sexual Violence and the Black Woman 

Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Douglass College Student Center, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

In what will be its inaugural year for our renamed conference, the Jewel Plummer Cobb Sisters Conference will be presented by the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College Black Alumnae Network (AADC BAN).  The theme of this year’s conference focuses on sexual violence in the Black community and the distinct ways that Black women are affected by sexual violence. This conference will provide a safe space to discuss this specific subject matter as well as an opportunity to promote awareness, to educate and to provide healing practices for attendees. Conference includes continental breakfast and soul food luncheon.

2018 Conference Program

Sisterhood Breakfast (Trayes Hall)

Cecile Edwards ’04,  AADC BAN President

AADC Board of Directors Resolution Renaming Sisters Conference to Honor Jewel Plummer Cobb Accepted by Cobb Family Representative
Lisa Mizrahi Kaado ’03, AADC President & Valerie L. Anderson ’81, MBA, AADC Executive Director

Fellowship and Award Recognition
Dorothy Clay ’77

Setting the Tone for Today
Dr. Inez Phillips Durham

Featured Speaker
Jeannine LaRue, Founder of the well-known blog, “LaRuelist Report” and Senior Vice President of the Kaufman Zita Group

Casandra Ogbozor ’18

Panel Discussion: The Places it Happens
Dolores Ijames Bryant ’84, Dr. Jennifer Durham, Debbie Hines and Moderator: Sheridan Quarless Kingsberry ’79

Soul Food Luncheon & Exhibitors (Trayes Hall)

Afternoon Breakout Session I – The Places It Happens

It’s More Than Just our ABC’s – Dr. Jennifer I. Durham
It’s Business Not Personal – Debbie L. Hines
It Ain’t Always Safe At Home – Dolores A. Ijames-Bryant ’84

Afternoon Breakout Session II – The Ways In Which We Heal
From Trauma to Transformatinal Healing – Yamiesha Bell ’15:
Embodying a Warrior Spirt – Bharati Carla Haynes
The Monster Isn’t Always Under the Bed – Zandria Solomon

Lifted Sisters – Bharati Carla Haynes: Facilitated by the deep heartbeat sounds of the Dununba African Drum, each person may take a moment to speak the name of someone who has lifted them up on their journey.

Formal Closing