20th Annual Women of Color Networking Soul Food Dinner

By Arzie Umali

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Networking and soul food – does it get any better?  This weekend, on Sunday, November 6, from 2 – 5 pm, a group of Kansas City area women (including the UMKC Chancellor’s wife, Yvette Morton), will be hosting their 20th Annual Soul Food Dinner at Prairie Star Middle School, 14201 Mission Road in Leawood, Kansas.  For the past 20 years, this group has been gathering women of color from across the Kansas City metro area to enjoy great soul food while networking and finding out about businesses owned by women of color, community happenings, and relevant issues and topics for women of color.

In honor of their 20th Anniversary, the group is looking for 100 women of color to attend the dinner and bring a “written prayer” regardless of religion or creed.  These prayers can contain any request for family, country, health, jobs, education, community, prosperity, neighbors, neighborhoods, safety, or anything else that affects the quality of life that everyone should be living. The prayers will be placed in a prayer chest with hopes that they will be answered.

Everyone is invited to attend this event to meet new friends and to learn about, and support, the endeavors of Kansas City’s women of color. Admission is $5 and the group asks that you also bring your favorite soul food dish to share.  You are also encouraged to bring your business cards, fliers, and brochures. For more information contact Yvette Morton at wocmail@aol.com.