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