Sistas honored at 10th annual celebration

(l-r front row) Paula Haywood, Titilayo Bediako, Reona Berry,Dr. Josie Johnson, Beverly Propes, Dr. Artika Tyner, Rose McGee, Dr. Delores Henderson, Dr. Sylvia Bartley, Victoria “Vicky” Davis, (l-r) second row) MC Yolanda Bruce, Dr. Verna Price, Vanowen Hayes, Pastor Rosetta Fuller, Nekima Levy-Pounds, Cheryl Clardy Photo by Karl Demer of Atomick Photography

The Twin Cities Steppers Association, led by Kevin Johnson, hosted the 10th Annual Celebrating the Sistas event on March 3 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Minneapolis. The event recognizes and honors the community service of 15 remarkable women.

The keynote speaker for this year’s program was Dr. Josie R. Johnson, who received the 2018 Governor Dayton’s MLK Lifetime Achievement Award. There was also a special reception to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Baraza Gathering, held in conjunction with the Celebrating the Sistas event.

Each year, Celebrating the Sistas recognizes the outstanding contributions that African American and women of color have made in the Twin Cities. While acknowledging there are still obstacles to overcome, the women being recognized are women of all ages and backgrounds and have unique gifts and talents which deserve to be honored by the community.

Celebrating the Sistas also recognizes women who excel in business, community activism, education, media communications, politics, and social service.


—Information courtesy of the Twin Cities Steppers Association


One Comment on “Sistas honored at 10th annual celebration”

  1. I would appreciate your emailing as many of the “sistas” in the upper photo about the following event:

    The 5th annual Harmonic Convergence Spiritual Soul-food Shabbat service at Temple Israel, 2323 Fremont Ave. S, Mpls. 55405 with The Sounds of Blackness. I conceived & produce this event which brings together African & Jewish American sensibilities with awesome power & relevance. Service is from 6 – 7:30pm on Friday, June 22.

    Josie Johnson has attended before, and is aware of the mission to foster mutual respect amongst cultures.

    I was unable to get this on your community events list. Thanks for posting it. Feel free to contact Temple Israel, Amanda Chavis, Communications Director.

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