The Women’s Committee of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, which is dedicated to educational programming and fundraising on behalf of the museum, will host a Mother’s Day brunch on May 9. The event’s title is “Embracing Our Mothers.”
“We want to celebrate our natural mothers, but also the women in our lives who have made significant contributions to our community,” said Committee member Debbye Hardin. “This year in celebrating the women in our lives and their works, we chose to honor six dynamic women from the metropolitan Detroit area.”
The distinguished honorees include:
■ Community Service: Sarah Early, Belle Isle Women’s Committee
■ Corporate/Business: Karla Cole-Green, Cole’s Funeral Homes, Inc.
■ Education: Dr. Melba Joyce Boyce, chair of Africana Studies, Wayne State
■ Faith-based: Tracey Ellis, Citadel Church of Praise
■ Sorority: Mardi Woods, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc
■ Politics/Government: Janice Winfrey, Detroit City Clerk
Legendary educator Catherine Blackwell is an honorary co-chair and Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh will be master of ceremonies. The event is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. in the Charles H. Wright Museum Rotunda.
The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is located at 315 East Warren Avenue in Detroit’s cultural district. Tickets for the Mother’s Day brunch are $45 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under. The program also will include live entertainment. For ticket information, please contact Dori Freelain at 313-719-8103.