Walking In Silence for the Silenced DV Walk Is Supported By Its Founder

WOCPSCN is on a journey.  Our path is to have every country, every community, every city Walk on the first Saturday in November annually.  Just think of the impact we will make as we silently walk for those that are silenced, due to domestic violence.  We are once again teaming up with UCLA campus Solidarity 7,000, as well as other national and international organizations.  Our Walk is not a fundraiser, but instead, a community awareness Walk.  It is to allow community members that are going through DV that they are not alone, we hear you.  It is a Walk to honor the lives lost to DV, as well as awaken our communities of the lost lives due to violence in our streets.

My passion for this project is very personal.  My daughter died at the hands of her partner, as he shot her through the heart, April 20, 2001.  While she did not triumph over DV, I have recently given myself permission to triumph over my historic relationship to DV.  My book entitled “Killing Me Softly With His Words:  A Child of God’s Response to Domestic Violence,” that is on Amazon Kindle.  All proceeds from the book is will benefit the WOCPSCN Walking In Silence for the Silenced:  Domestic Violence Solidarity Walk.

On behalf of WOCPSCN, I ask that you for your part in this important work.  Become a Walk Leader for your community:

1-Gathering friends, your organization, your community; who ever you decide.

2-Select a walk area; it can be any distance.

3-Wear purple and bring a photo of the Walk honoree.

4-All phones are to be silenced and no one can speak during the Walk.  The first thing that is removed from a DV victim is their voice.  Therefore, we walk in silence to honor them.

The official banner for the Walk will be displayed soon at wocpscn.org, where you can purchase t-shirts, your purple pin, and banners for the walk.  Your balloons will be mailed to you as a thank you from WOCPSCN.

Since 2013, we have held walks in Guyana, South Africa, Australia, throughout the US, and partnered with UCLA, where we held our first Walk.  Join Us. We don’t Walk for the Cause, We Walk BECAUSE.

Blessings,

LO
Women of Concern Professionals
& Strategic Conscious Networking

Women of African Diaspora Griots: Our Stories Alive Inaugural Griot Gathering

Free and open to the public, on Saturday, February 4, 2016, from 2-5:00 pm, Women of Concern Professionals & Strategic Conscious Networking (WOCPSCN) will host its inaugural Women of African Diaspora Griots New York City Chapter griot gathering, to be held at  Revolution Bookstore (Harlem), 437 Malcolm X Blvd., NY, NY 10037.

Guest Sister Griots

Michelle Washington Wilson is a Storyteller, Adjunct Professor, and Motivational Speaker.  Originally from students from Pre-K through College, Wilson models reading and exchanges techniques into original stories. She mesmerizes interactive experiences of the Underground Railroad while providing skills for teachers to engage students in learning.  Michelle delights audiences of all ages with rural Newtonville, New Jersey stories that brings characterizations to New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards into her presentations.

Janice Lawrence-Clarke, founder of CAFE – Caribbean American Fashion Exchange™, is an international fashion consultant recently engaged in a consultancy for the Development of a Strategic Plan for the Fashion Industry of Trinidad and Tobago, with the Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries, a division of the Ministry of Trade Industry and Investment. A prominent figure on the social and fashion scene both as a journalist and as a fashion expert, Lawrence-Clarke revolutionized the way fashion events were covered in the print media by developing the Style Page for the Trinidad Guardian, and as Social Reporter for The Independent and Associate Editor of Ibis Magazine.

Dana Verde is an award winning filmmaker.  Verde is a screenplay writer and director that wrote the romantic comedy The Perfect Match starring Terrance J and Paula Patten, produced by Flava Unit.  She is writer/director for multiple short stories that include “In Black and White” that has received acclaim at the Black Harvest Film Festival and was featured during the New York City Summer Film Series.  Dana is founder/CEO for 3CK Media, a multicultural media firm that features mobile media streaming.  She is also a film writing consultant and conducts workshops on screenplay writing.

Loretta Green-Williams is the Gathering’s facilitator.  She is a motivational speaker, postcolonial theorist, and strategic business designer that is a research and development specialist.  Green-Williams is a guest lecturer in women’s spirituality, ethnomusicology, and urban feminist thoughts with doctoral training in social and cultural anthropology. She is founder and Chief Information Officer for  Women of Concern Professionals and Strategic Conscious Networking (WOCPSCN).  Created as a Linkedin group (December 2009), WOCPSWCN became an official professional organization in 2011.  Green-Williams is in the process of publishing several books that are due for publication 2017.

WOCPSCN’s Women of African Diaspora Griots/NYC Chapter mission is to Tell, Share, Write, and Show our Love for God, family, and community …We tell our stories within the framework of our ancient mother griots.  For more information,  WOCPSCN  (916) 653-0579 or wocpscn@gmail.com, or reserve your seating on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/women-of-concern-professionals-amp-strategic-conscious-networking-3479186007

Women of African Diaspora Griots: Our Stories Alive Inaugural Griot Gathering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women of African Diaspora Griots/NYC Chapter

Sat, February 4, 2017

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

 

Revolution Bookstore (Harlem)

437 Malcolm X Blvd

New York, New York 10037

contact us at 916.538.0579

 

Meaning in Our Membership

Greetings,

First, I’d like to wish you a happy holiday and hope you enjoyed family, friends, and great food.   Second, get ready. We will be launching several new projects:

1-Local (CA) Collaborative efforts with local Meetup and business organizations.

2-Development of WOCP.SCN local and regional chapters….Please feel free to consider starting a local chapter . For more information, please email me.

LOCAL CHAPTER UPDATES:

4- Antioch Area Local (CA): working on annual Film & Arts Festival: Possible locations, Pittsburgh or Martinez.

5-Antioch Area Local: “B2B/Job Fair” TBD. (“Business 2 Business/Job Fair)…Constant Contact is on board.

6-AL: We have a Group member that is interested in beginning a Local Chapter in Alabama.

7-TX: We have a Group member that expressed interest in the Ft. Worth Area.

8-Phone conference is the December 13th, at 7 pm PST/8pm MST/9pm CST/10pm EST… NEW CONFERENCE NUMBER: Conference Dial-in Number: (218) 237-0330 Participant Access Code: 826284#.

Please accept our invitation to become an active member of Women of Concern and Strategic Conscious Networking.

 

Membership and Structural Development

Executive Founding Body (EFB) 

Founded December 2009 on the business social media site, Linkedin, Loretta Green-Williams founded Women of Concern Professionals and Strategic Conscious Networking.  The original founding professional women that were invited by Green-Williams to become the Founding Body are:  Loretta N. Green-Williams, Founder/Board CEO, K. Foppe Beaton, National President, Antia Hicks, Tina Flores.

Meeting Guidelines:

1-      Responsible for overseeing the vision and operational content of Women of Concern Professionals and Strategic Conscious Networking.

2-      Provide proper financial vision and oversight.

3-      Developnthe annual budget ensuring that proper financial controls are in place.

4-      The EFB shall remain in tack as Lifetime Charter members and shall rotate 4-yrear opportunities to sit on the Bylaws and Proceedual Committee, Board of Directors, and the International Congress Committee.

5-      The EFB shall screen and select the Chief Executive Officer that shall submit to the ICC for evaluated selection from the NGC.

6-      EFB meetings shall take place once monthly, through conference call or public meeting for the purpose to maintaining continue dialogue on the growth of WOCP/SCN.

7-      EFB minutes will be public domain for all WOCP/SCN members in good standing.

8-      Each EFB shall be responsible for and/or support two major public relations and convene one fundraiser event per year.

Member Responsibility: 

9-      Display and exemplify positive business practices.

10-   Be available for two International Board Conference Calls per year.

11-   Attend International Biennial Conference.

12-   Oversee assign and sit on two Regional Committee Boards.

13-   Charter Fees paid in full prior to second International Board Conference Call.

  • International Chartered Board Member is a gifted seat presented by founder, Loretta Green-Williams.
    • Board membership shall be approved by Executive Body.
    • ICB will have voting rights for a first-term only.
    • Display and exemplify positive business practices.
    • Be available for two International Board Conference Calls per year.
    • Attend International Biennial Conference.

International Chapters

Africa:  Global South (R10-GS),Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa

Southern Africa, Western Africa. OceaniaAustralia and New Zealand, Polynesia

Americas:  Global West (R9-GW), Latin America, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Northern America

Asia Global East (R8-GE), Central Asia, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia, Melanesia

Europe (Global North (R11-GN), Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe

SECTION TWO

International Congress Committee (ICC):  The ICC purpose is to assure that all global members have a voice as a WOCP/SCN member in order that we can achieve our vison, directions and goals.  The ICC is international representation of all eleven (11) Regions for the purpose of developing collaborative economic sustainability for global community growth.  ICC general meeting will take place at the governing ICC host Bieannial Congress Conference, which is every even year.

Board Criteria and Meeting Guidelines:

1-      Determine implantation of mission and purpose. It is the board’s responsibility to recreate and review the statement of mission and purpose that articulates the organization’s goals, means, and primary constituents served.

2-      Boards will reach a consensus of the chief executive’s responsibilities and undertake into careful consideration that will support the finding of the most qualified individual for the position.

3-      Support and evaluate the chief executive. The board should ensure that the chief executive has the moral and professional support he or she needs to further the goals of the organization.

4-      ICC shall meet during the International Conference, and shall be provided with a travel allotment from their Regional representation.

5-      ICC Board membership is $500 board seat that is applicable to the two-year seat.

 

Bylaws and Proceedual Committee (BPC):  The Bylaw and Proceedual Committee is a subcommittee of ICC with the responsibity to:

1-      Develop, as well as address issues and questions related to the rules affliated that included Code of Ethics for Women of Concern Professionals and Strategic Conscious Networking.

2-      Provide guidance to the board of directors and address operational questions¸when arise.

3-      Shall consist of three (3) elected Regional Committee members, 1 (one) appointed WOCPSCN member and one (1) Executive Founding Body member.

4-      Appointed and elected seats shall be held for two (2) terms.

5-      Shall meet twice a year, one by conference and during the National Conference.


SECTION THREE

National Governing Committee (NGC):  The NGC purpose is to assure that all national members have a voice as a WOCP/SCN member in order that we can achieve our vison, directions and goals.  NGC added purpose to develop collaborative economic sustainability for regional, local community growth that shall represent the seven (7) national regions of WOCP/SCN.

1-      NGC shall hold their biennial meeting during the National Confernce, which is every odd year.

2-      Ensure effective planning of membership actively participation that will enhance revenue development and financial distributions.

3-      Monitor, and strengthen national programs and services.

4-      Responsibility to determine which programs are consistent with the organization’s mission and monitor their effectiveness.

5-      Ensure and secure adequate financial resources for the organization to fulfill its mission.

6-      Protect assets and provide proper financial oversight.

7-      Assist in developing the annual budget and ensuring that proper financial controls are in place.

8-      Annual Membership is $400 board position that is applicable for two years.

 

SECTION FOUR

Regional Committee Presidents (RCP)

RCP are local presidents that are responsible for Local Chapter representation.  The purpose of RCP is to develop local representation for Chapters in order to allow economic sustainalbity for community growth.

1-      Their meetings shall take place at the descrition of the Committee with one-vote system for Committee Leads:  Lead President, Lead Vice-President; Lead Secreatary; Lead Treasurer.

2-      Have a responsibility to articulate prerequisites for candidates, orient new members, and periodically and comprehensively evaluate their own performance.

3-      Ensure legal and ethical integrity.

4-      Responsible for adherence to legal standards and ethical norms.

5-      Enhance the organization’s public standing.

6-      Shall have general board meeting every-other-month.

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8-      The board should clearly articulate the organization’s mission, accomplishments, and goals to the public and garner support from the community.

 

Board Criteria and Meeting Guidelines:

Basic responsibilities of NGC Board

1-      Determine implantation of mission and purpose. It is the board’s responsibility to recreate and review the statement of mission and purpose that articulates the organization’s goals, means, and primary constituents served.

2-      Select the chief executive. Boards must reach consensus on the chief executive’s responsibilities and undertake a careful search to find the most qualified individual for the position.

3-      Support and evaluate the chief executive. The board should ensure that the chief executive has the moral and professional support he or she needs to further the goals of the organization.

4-      Ensure effective planning. Boards must actively participate in an overall planning process and assist in implementing and monitoring the plan’s goals.

5-      Monitor, and strengthen programs and services. The board’s responsibility is to determine which programs are consistent with the organization’s mission and monitor their effectiveness.

6-      Ensure adequate financial resources. One of the board’s foremost responsibilities is to secure adequate resources for the organization to fulfill its mission.

7-      Protect assets and provide proper financial oversight. The board must assist in developing the annual budget and ensuring that proper financial controls are in place.

8-      Build a competent board. All boards have a responsibility to articulate prerequisites for candidates, orient new members, and periodically and comprehensively evaluate their own performance.

9-      Ensure legal and ethical integrity. The board is ultimately responsible for adherence to legal standards and ethical norms.

10-   Enhance the organization’s public standing. The board should clearly articulate the organization’s mission, accomplishments, and goals to the public and garner support from the community.

 

Charter Regional President Council (CRPC) is by invitiation from founder, Loretta Green-Williams.  While this Council will not have any voting relationship at any level, this is a covenant position because it will be considered as an advisory board to the Founder.  Its purpose is to  encourage the growth of WOCP/SCN, and help to develop new concepts for new directions for the organization.  Each appointed member shall hold their position on the Council until they determine to relinquish the role.  The will meet when selected by the Founder.

Local/City Chapter:  The Chapter shall be the collaborative effort of local professionals and business people for the purpose of establishing economic sustainability for community growth.

MEMBERSHIP GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

•           International Congress Committee:  Global Regional Presence 11 Elected; 3 Appointed

(R1-Northeast, R2-Mid-Atlantic, R3-Southeast, R4-Southwest, R5-West, R6-Central, R7-Mid-West; Global East (GE-R8), Global North-(GN-R9), Global South (GS-R10), Global West (GW-R11)

•           Develop Regional Committee Presidents

Regional Chapters that will include 6 to 8 states (R1-Northeast, R2-Mid-Atlantic, R3-Southeast, R4-Southwest, R5-West, R6-Central, R7-Mid-West).

•           Create Local Chapters.

•           WOCP& SCN will be established through charter agreement through the Executive Founding Body (Marcia Ventura, Anita Martin (Secretary), Tina Flores, Kim Mallory (President), Loretta Green-Williams (Visionary).

•           Create business alliances with Chamber of Commerce, state, local, and city entities, etc.

•           Design a format that is compatible for each Region and Local/City Chapter.

•           Develop business connections that will support economic sustainability among businesses.