The Savannah Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) held its 6th Annual Harambee Breakfast Saturday, February 26, 2011, 9:00 am at Memorial Hospital’s Hoskins Center Auditorium.
This year’s speaker was Bess L. Walthour, an Assistant District Attorney assigned to the Juvenile Court. Proceeds from this event will be used to fund the local organization’s new Mentoring Program for girls aged 8 to 17 and the Sister II Sister Program for their mothers at the West Broad Street Y.
Atty. Walthour joined the Chatham County DA’s office in 2009. She comes to the office with extensive legal experience in the public sector. Her previous appointments include serving as a public defender in Georgia’s Atlantic Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office, State of Georgia Public Defender Standard Council, and the Juvenile Division of the Dekalb County Public Defender Office.
The Savannah Section of the NCNW, now in its 17th year is one of over 240 sections in the national organization founded by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune in 1935.
It’s mission is to lead, develop and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities, addressing local needs while impacting communities nationwide.
For more information about programs or membership in this organization, including the Youth Section, contact the NCNW at the number mentioned above, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org