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Women, Youth & Leadership in the African American Community, presentation at CREW’s 5th Annual International Women’s Conference, Women and Leadership in Ethiopia in honor of Dr. Maigenet Shifferraw, March 20 2016

By Elizabeth Lakew

1273912_853625138117464_5247599898627451682_oI understand that this event is mainly centered around Dr. Maigenet Shifferaw but more specifically in the legacy that she has left. Dr. Shifferaw was a magnificent woman and in preparation for this presentation today, I read and watched as many videos about her as I could--and I sure don’t need to tell the people in this room that she most certainly had a fire about her. I mean very seldom do you find people that not only use their voices to speak out--but alongside to speaking up on behalf of women she was also a woman of action. She founded an entire organization dedicated to her life’s passion and it is my pleasure to be asked to speak her today, on behalf of the younger generation of women’s rights advocates and social activists. Read more



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