The Shippensburg University chapter of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) inducted 24 new members in a ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 29.
NCNW is an organization founded in 1935 by then President Mary McLeod Bethune. The purpose of the group was to gather black women of all kinds and those who supported the rights and freedom of other black women. The council became the home to many black women and allies who wanted to make waves and be given the opportunity to do so, both in and outside of their communities.
The council was brought to Shippensburg by current President Nafisah Conix, who worked hard to encourage many in the Shippensburg community to join the council and make some changes. Before the ceremony on Sunday, members spent time last semester meeting, getting to know each other and working together to put on an event.
The N-sisters last semester put on a basketball event. All proceeds of that event went to feeding families for Thanksgiving. The N-sisters purchased food as well as prepped and cooked food that was able to feed families in Shippensburg. This is just one example of what NCNW looks to bring to Shippensburg University.
All 24 members of NCNW got to hear remarks from SU President Charles Patterson, Rangeline DeJesus and Lauren Bryant, who all shared what they look forward to seeing as well as what NCNW means to them. All members look forward to widening the chapter as well as helping out in the Shippensburg University community.
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