CCRD to Host Women’s History Month Event March 26

The City of Goldsboro Commission on Community Relations and Development will hold a program that celebrates two local female African-American elected officials.

“A Conversation for Black and Women’s History Months” will feature Board of Education Member Patricia Burden and Goldsboro City Council Member Brandi Matthews. The host for the event will be Commission on Community Relations and Development Vice-Chair Tara Humphries.

The event is set for 3 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Herman Park Center, 901 Ash Street, Goldsboro. It is free and open to the public.

The living-room-style discussion will cover the women’s contributions to both Black and Women’s history in Wayne County, where they and their community are now, their thoughts about the future, and their advice to others. Questions will be taken from the audience then all will be encouraged to continue the conversation over refreshments.

“While they represent different generations, both women are educators, activists, and role models,” said Humphries. “We are looking forward to having them talk about their motivations and approaches, and hearing their words of inspiration for our next leaders.”

“I believe that everyone can gain something from this session, but I especially hope that young people attend,” Humphries said. “We want them to have the opportunity to meet and connect with strong women who are daily making a difference in their community.”

The Commission on Community Relations and Development serves to enhance community harmony and promote awareness of Goldsboro’s growing multiculturalism by facilitating community dialogue and meetings, and coordinating resident and organizational coalitions to address community issues and concerns.