7th Annual Dr. Dorothy L. Brown Prayer Breakfast

Dr Johnson Cook

Dr Johnson Cook

“Where two or more are gathered in His name, God will be in the midst of them.” The Minerva Foundation, Inc. in conjunction with Nashville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will roll out the ‘red carpet’ to welcome Nashvillians and visiting friends to the 7th annual Dr. Dorothy L. Brown Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, November 9. This event will take place at the Hutton Hotel, 1808 West End Avenue in Nashville at 8:30 am.

Dr. Dorothy L. Brown was a woman of many firsts. She was the first African American female surgeon in the South, the first African American to be elected to the Tennessee State Legislature and the first female clinical professor of surgery at Meharry Medical College. Dr. Brown has a miraculous story of triumph in the face of adversity. Her determination to succeed in spite of the odds stacked against her is a testimony to the power of perseverance and prayer.

The guiding theme of the occasion coincides with the passion of the 22 Visionary Founders of the illustrious sisterhood Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, which is to make a difference. The focus for this year’s event will be ‘A Charge to Keep: Taking Back Our Community.’ Special emphasis will be placed on the following:
• Political Awareness – ‘The Fight Is Not Finished’
• Physical & Mental Health – ‘Cancer: By His Stripes We Are Healed’
• Economic Develop-ment – ‘Financial Empowerment: Breaking the Chain’

Information will be shared by the ‘Ladies in Red’ on healthy living, healing and the power of prayer.

Theologian, author, activist, academician, presidential advisor and United States Ambassador-at-Large for International and Religious Freedom Dr. Suzan Johnson-Cook will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Johnson-Cook is a powerful woman of God whose passions are education and helping those in need.
“If you have never had the pleasure of hearing this prolific, inspiring and insightful woman speak, you are truly in for a treat,” stated an event coordinator.

Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service are core values of Delta Sigma Theta. As a collective body (sisterhood) the Minerva Foundation will award scholarships to deserving non-traditional students who reside in the Nashville Metropolitan area as well as to honor ‘unsung heroes’ and community organizations for their leadership and commitment to public service in their communities.
“The public is strongly encouraged to attend this powerful day of prayer, healing and recognition. The event promises to be inspiring, uplifting and encouraging,” said coordinators.

The Minerva Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that promotes and supports Nashville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta public service programs. The goal of the Minerva Foundation is to engage in, promote and encourage high intellectual, cultural, and moral standards among residents in the Metro Nashville community.

Delta Sigma Theta is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities and throughout the world. A sisterhood of more than 200,000 predominately Black college educated women, the sorority currently has over 900 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Republic of Korea.

To purchase tickets, contact Evelyn Yeargin at <eryeargin@yahoo.com> or 615-294-6523; for sponsorship information, contact Tennese Henderson at <tenneseh@gmail.com> or 615-351-9569.