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Celebrating the spirit of Black Love in our community and honoring couples who serve as an inspiration to all.
The Black Love Lives Conference scheduled for Saturday, March 16, 2013 at The University of Pennsylvania will culminate with The Black Love Awards and Reception honoring inspirational area couples.
The Black Love Awards & Reception will follow the day long of transformational activities and workshops and will be held from 8:00 - 11:00pm at The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz located 738 S. Broad Street.
The Awards & Reception is complimentary for all registered conference participants and $15 for others.
"Despite the harrowing statistics, societal challenges and media representation of our families, we know that Black Love is alive and well and these couples, newlyweds to 66 years in marriage are a testament to that. The goal of my film, the conference and awards is to contribute to healing in our community and highlight and celebrate positive African American families," says Nisa Ra, organizer of the conference and Black Love Awards and director of the documentary, Black Love Lives.
The Black Love Awards will be presented to the following:
Dr. Richard & Mia Able - Richard is a Doctor of Biochemistry and Mia is a Human Resources Specialist and new media entrepreneur.
Robert & Wanda Dickerson- founders of the Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble
Ernest & Carrie Haughton - Celebrating 66 years of marriage
Abdur-Rahim & Olivia Jackson (pictured) - Lead dancers/choreographers for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Dewey & Cherron Thomas - Health/Wellness specialists and owners of Green Dandelion Marketing
Saturday, March 16, 2013
The Black Love Lives Conference Houston Hall, University of Pennsylvania 9:00am – 5:00pm
Black Love Awards & Reception The Philadelphia Clef Club Awards Presentation : 8:00 – 9:00pm Cocktail Reception: 9:00 – 11:00pm