Ft.Lauderdale Chapter of The Links Incorporated Host Scholarship Workshop#2 & Black Lives Matter/Historical Facts Seminar
By, Ascellia M. Arenas
On Sunday, 1/10/16, at The Old Dillard Museum, The Ft. Lauderdale Chapter of Links Incorporated welcomed prestigious members of the community to inform and relate to local high schoolers and community members the importance of supporting and attending HBCU’s, giving back to the community, protocol and proper procedures for interacting with Law Enforcement, and developing a better understanding the sentiments behind the phrase, “Black Lives Matter”.
The afternoon began with a review of the Carlton Moore Exhibit, a brief guided tour, a formal introduction and welcome by The Ft. Lauderdale Chapter of The Links Incorporated member, and Scholarship Committee Co-Chair, Mrs. Darlene Satterwhite Hargrove, followed by words of wisdom. The Scholarship Committee Chair, and Ft. Lauderdale Chapter of The Links Incorporated member Dr. Dierdre Satterwhite Wilson, shared acknowledgements and objectives with the program participants, community members, honored guests and friends. Helpful materials, portfolio formalization, and Princeton Review reminders were shared, as well.
An open dialogue and discussion with career professionals who are also HBCU graduates provided the graduating seniors and community members with personal accounts and narratives about the black experience in America and how daunting it can be without a college education.
In attendance and in discussion were numerous guests and participants. Special recognition and acknowledgements to The Links Incorporated, Ft. Lauderdale Chapter President, Damita R. Salters and presenters: Honorable Judge Mary Rudd Robinson, Honorable Judge Michael Robinson, Dr. Dwight E. Wilson, DDS, and Mr. Don Hargrove, and Dr. Rosalind Osgood, Elected Broward County Public School Board Member, and many more.
The Ft. Lauderdale Chapter of The Links Incorporated organization is currently finalizing this year’s Senior Scholarship Program and observance ceremony , “The White Rose Scholarship Event”. The organization will announce the Class of 2016 scholarship recipients at the event scheduled for mid-February, 2016.
c. 2016 Cellibration Publishing