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National Congress of Black Women Set to Honor Two Pasadena Community Leaders

Published on Monday, July 22, 2013 | 11:14 am
Lena L. Kennedy (l) of L.L Kennedy and Associates and Dr. Carla Thomas, D.D.S. (r)

The National Congress of Black Women, Inc.-Los Angeles Chapter will hold the 2013 Annual Awards Luncheon at the Millennium Baltimore Hotel on Aug. 3.

The event will honor Pasadenans Lena L. Kennedy of L.L Kennedy and Associates and Dr. Carla Thomas, D.D.S. for their efforts in “Reaching Out, Embracing our Communities.”

Keynote speaker will be Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell, the Director of Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships of the U.S. Department of Education.

Juanita Palacios-Sims, the founder and president of the International Society of Black Latinos, will be the mistress of ceremonies.

Doors will open at 11:00 a.m. which includes the reception, vendor selling, silent auction and other activities. The Luncheon will formally begin at 12:30 p.m.

In the afternoon, there will also be opportunities to visit the “Market Place” to shop from hand -selected vendors and auction items; meet and mingle with the honorees and sponsors; enjoy Comedian, Kathy Westfield and Recording Artist, Abraham McDonald.

The proceeds from this major fundraising event will be used for the organization’s programs and services in the community.

Ticket costs $65 per person, and RSVP is required on or before July 19. Checks to be mailed should be addressed to NCBW/LAC 2013 Luncheon P.O. Box 45361.

For 29 years, the National Congress of Black Women, Incorporated has operated nationally and internationally as a nonprofit organization. In 2009, the Los Angeles Chapter was formed, joining the fight for improvement of communities through educational, political, economic and cultural development of African American women and their families.

Millennium Baltimore Hotel is located at 506 South Grand Ave.

Self-parking is available in the Pershing Square Parking at 532 South Olive Street for $7, while valet parking with validation is available at the Millennium Baltimore Hotel for $20.

For more information, contact (800) 895-3180, email, or visit


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