Saturday Academy sponsors March women’s summit


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — New York-based relationship counselor Grace Cornish Livingstone will talk about “Black Women: Making Choices” at a March 28 luncheon during a women’s summit organized by the Saturday Academy.

    The third annual Sistah Summit, with the theme “Sistahs Work It Out: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness,” will run March 27-28 with most events at DuValle Education Center, 3610 Bohne Ave. The center is the site of the regular Saturday Academy, which UofL’s College of Arts and Sciences organizes in partnership with community groups.

    The exception is a Friday breakfast event, “Sistah to Sisterhood,” which runs from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. March 27 at Spalding University’s cafeteria, 824 S. Fourth St. The breakfast is co-sponsored by Spalding’s School of Social Work. Activist Suzy Post will be honored.

    Friday’s other event is the 6 p.m.-9 p.m. panel discussion “Brothahs Tell Sistahs: What Men Won’t Tell You” at DuValle Education Center.

    Saturday’s 8 a.m.-5 p.m. schedule includes a performance by the UofL’s African American Theater Program, Livingstone’s luncheon talk and breakout sessions conducted by black female scholars, professionals, ministers, activists and other community members. Topics include financial fitness, faith, sexuality, racism, dating and family law. Also, Lucille Leggett, Aletha Fields and Shameka Parrish Wright will be honored for activism. Lunch and continental breakfast are included.

    Livingstone, known as “Dr. Grace,” is an author, psychologist, minister, Ebony magazine columnist and founder-executive director of Helping Others Progress Effectively (HOPE) Inc. faith-based group.

    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.