The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Newsletter

October 2013
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"Sisters Day" - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer


For "Sisters Day" the young women of Sister Sol joined The Brotherhood/Sister Sol's (Bro/Sis) staff, alumni and family members and participated in the American Cancer Society's Walk for Breast Cancer in Central Park on Sunday, October 20th.  Members from our programs walked in unity and solidarity towards a cure for breast cancer.  The activity helped to build awareness about deadly diseases that afflict women and increased conversation about the importance of adapting healthy lifestyles. It also allowed our sisters to honor breast cancer survivors and their families. 


"Brotherhood Day" - Seizing the Day through Strength and Unity


On Columbus Day, October 14th, members and alumni of our Brotherhood Rites of Passage chapters met on the Lower East Side at Baruch Park for a day of unity, brotherhood and bonding. Special days like these provide our young men with an opportunity to relax and strengthen the bonds of friendship they have with each other, building a more cohesive group. Members left feeling confident knowing that at Bro/Sis they will receive the emotional support they need, not only from chapter leaders but also from one another.  

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Co-Founder Jason Warwin Chosen to join Echoing Green's 2013 Inflection Cohort

Out of hundreds of candidates, Bro/Sis' Co-Founder, Jason Warwin has been selected by Echoing Green as 1 of 11 Echoing Green Alumni to participate in their 2013 Inflection Cohort.  This exclusive group will focus on "Going-to-Scale," exploring opportunities and models for successfully scaling non-profit organizations.  Over 9 days through out the course of a year Warwin will meet with leading experts, funders and other community based organizations to explore the potential of scaling Bro/Sis' Rites of Passage Program.



Alumni Nicholas Peart Sits on Panel at Abyssinian Baptist Church   

On Thursday, October 3rd, Bro/Sis' alumni Nicholas Peart participated on a panel at Abyssinian Baptist Church with community leaders and law enforcement officials to discuss the issue of stop and frisk reform and fair policing.  Joining Peart on the panel were FBI agent Jerry Rose, Noel Leader of 100 Blacks In Law Enforcement and Alan Brand of the NY State Attorney General's Office. 


Peart and Lazarre-White Serve as Panelists at Legal Defense Fund's Civil Rights Convening 

Bro/Sis' Executive Director, Khary Lazarre-White and alumni Nicholas Peart were invited to participate as panelists at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund's annual civil rights convening in Arlie, VA. This is one of the country's premier conferences on Civil Rights issues. Lazarre-White and Peart discussed juvenile justice and ending the criminalization of youth of color.



Andrew Goodman Foundation Honors Khary Lazarre-White

The Andrew Goodman Foundation named Khary Lazarre-White as one of their Hidden Heroes and will honor him with the award on November 17th.   Additional honorees include Sharon Content, Founder & President of Children of Promise and Samuel B. Ross, Jr. Ph.D., Founder of Green Chimney's Children's Services.  In addition, Dr. Maya Angelou will receive their Legacy Award and Soledad O'Brien will host the evening. Click Here to view the announcement.



Khary Lazarre-White Serves as Guest Speaker at Georgetown University

On Wednesday, October 23rd, Khary Lazarre-White was the featured guest speaker at Georgetown University Law Center's Public Interest Law Dinner where he spoke on issues of social justice and the law. 



Khary Lazarre-White's New Blog Post

Read Khary Lazarre-White's recent blog post in The Huffington Post focused on juvenile justice and the work of Bro/Sis, "A Moral Commitment to Our Children - Choices and Investments."  Click Here to read post.

Events At Bro/Sis 

Bro/Sis' Annual Women's Holiday Tea


Guests at our 7th Annual Women's Holiday Tea


We are excited to announce Bro/Sis will be hosting its 8th Annual Women's Holiday Tea on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Columbia University Faculty House. Gwynne Wilcox, Vice Chair of Bro/Sis' Board of Directors, is the host of The Women's Holiday Tea.  This annual event brings together women of distinction to enjoy an array of aromatic teas, light fare and our signature silent auction in an intimate setting to highlight the life-changing work of Bro/Sis.  All proceeds benefit our holistic youth development programs. Please come out and join us for an afternoon of good conversation and laughs with a dynamic group of entrepreneurial, fun-loving women. We look forward to seeing you there!  Click Here to purchase tickets or make a donation.    



Bro/Sis Hamilton Heights Youth Green Market 


There is still time to shop at Bro/Sis' Hamilton Heights Youth Green Market. We are at Johnny Hartman Plaza on West 143rd Street and Hamilton Place every Wednesday from 10:30a.m. to 5:00p.m. until November 27th. So don't hesitate! Come on down and get your fresh autumn produce. 



The Bro/Sis Marathon Fundraiser    

Have you heard? Cidra M. Sebastien, Bro/Sis' Associate Director will be tackling her first full marathon, The ING NYC Marathon on Sunday, November 3rd.   Please support Cidra on her run today by giving to Bro/Sis' Marathon Fundraiser. Your support will assist us in helping Harlem youth overcome enormous challenges, achieve their full potential and become critical thinkers and leaders. To learn more about this special fundraiser or to donate Click Here


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