Today, WLAM proudly accepted the Women History Award from the Detroit Association of Women’s Clubs (DAWC).
In recognition of Women’s History Month, the DAWC hosted the Lifting As We Climb Brunch at its historic clubhouse to commemorate the work of legal and community champions.
Honorees included Chief Judge Denise Page-Hood of the U. S. Eastern District Court; WLAM which is celebrating 100 years of work on behalf of women; and, Ra’Sheia Parker, the founder of the non-profit corporation of Girls Destined for Greatness.
Also in attendace was Marsha Music, who read one of her heartfelt poems about the history of Detroit
The Detroit Association of Women’s Club, Inc. was organized in 1921. The Association’s motto is “Lifting As We Climb” and the Association has sponsored girl clubs, scholarships, and charitable events. The Association incorporated in 1941 and Dr. Gragg purchased the Clubhouse on Ferry and Brush. Dr. Gragg founded the first black vocational school in Detroit. Dr. Gragg was not only committed to the causes of blacks and black women, she was a lecturer on race relations.
The Brunch was an opportunity to bring together people from all walks of life who appreciate the work of the honorees and Dr. Gragg. Net proceeds supported the preservation of the Clubhouse and its current community activities. Additional donations may be mailed to The Detroit Women’s Association of Clubs, Inc. at 5461 Brush, Detroit, MI 48202.
WLAM President-Elect Donna MacKenzie and Vice President Roquia Draper were honored to attend the event and accept the award on behalf of WLAM. They were also grateful for the opportunity to learn more about the DAWC!