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Bethel New Life, Celebrating Women Making History

To celebrate Women’s History Month, Bethel New Life will hold a Celebrating Women Making History webinar on Monday, March 8, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The webinar is FREE to the public. Register at:

The Zoom link will be sent to all registrants.

Its purpose is to highlight the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.  Bethel is taking the opportunity 1) to acknowledge great women who are accomplishing great things; 2) to spotlight women who are forging change and transforming lives every day; and 3) to celebrate our rich relationships and the future. The webinar will feature a performance by Move Me Soul-Dance Company, as well as a panel of distinguished Chicago women.

Webinar moderator will be Charmaine V. Rickette, Media Personality, “Chick Chat” Brunch Bunch, Inspiration 1390 and chair, Austin African American Business Networking Association.

Panelists:  Mary Nelson, President Emeritus, Bethel New Life; Rep. Camille V. Lilly (78th District), Chair, Illinois House Democratic Women’s Caucus (first African American); Ald. Emma Mitts (37th Ward), Chair, West Side Black Elected Officials; Melissa Conyears-Ervin, Treasurer, City of Chicago; Rev. Wyvetta Bullock, ELCA Assistant to the Bishop & Executive for Administration; Pastoral Associate, Bethel Lutheran Church; Ayesha Jaco, Exec. Dir., West Side United; Founder, Move Me Soul-Dance Company; Beverly “BJ” Walker, President and Founder, In The Public Way, Inc.; Deborah Williams, Secretary, The Leaders Network; and Vauna Hernandez, Executive Director, Phoenix Recovery Support Services.

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