- Posted September 23, 2012 by
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
This iReport is part of an assignment:
- Langston University Gala - An Evening with Brian McKnight - Part I
- Langston University Gala - An Evening with Brian McKnight Part II (Pics)
- Wild Seasons Roam by Artist --- La Vonne Anesi Stickrod
- A Sunday Afternoon of Laughter and Song With Vince Gill
- Super Moon @ Patty Cake's House in Oklahoma City
'Sophia A. Nelson' - Special Guest Speaker @ Integris African American Health Forum 2012
‘Sophia A. Nelson’, American author, Journalist, Political Strategist, Opinion Writer and Attorney---was the guest speaker on Saturday, August 22nd at the 6th Annual Integris African American Health Forum.
Sophia is one of only a few noted African American female national opinion writers and political/cultural pundits. She has contributed in the news media to include: The Washington Post, CNN Opinion, TheGrio.com, TheRoot.com, NPR, and is featured regularly on all of the major networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) as well as Cable outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, FOX, and BET.
Over 1500 women gathered at the Cox Center in Oklahoma City to hear how (We) the African American women were “Reclaiming Our Identity”.
Sophia opened up the forum in high energy fashion to a standing audience----her synergy was felt throughout the convention center.
She shared with the attendees that in ‘reclaiming’ our identity---it meant that we had lost something. In her new book titled: ‘Black Woman Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama’, she redefines the role of the African American wife, mother, sister, matriarch. In the book, Sophia is on the move “redefining” the rules for 21st century living / success. She is also advocating for better representation of black women in the media and in society.
The entire morning / afternoon at the forum focused on women in today’s society. We came to the conference to ‘reclaim our identity’. We left the forum ‘redefining our identity’ because of the information that was shared by Sophia; as well as the information shared by the African American female doctors of Integris during their panel question / answer session.
Special thanks to the Integris Health organization; as well as to Avilla Williams, President of Integris Edmond and Zora Brown of Integris for their continued support of women’s health in the African American community in Oklahoma.
Sophia Nelson ‘Redefined the role of the African American Woman’ at the conference and revived the hopes of many----that ‘Our’ society is not lost. Hundreds of women lined up to meet / greet Sophia and to purchase her book.
Thanks Sophia for the ‘Redefinition’ !!!
More information about Sophia Nelson can be found below:
CNN iReporter - Patricia Smith
P. S. -- Please note additional pictures taken during forum on buttons 2-10 above ......More pictures from the Integris event can be found at the link below: