Teen Wins Peace First Prize, $50,000

10/11/2013, 6:34 p.m.
Mary-Pat Hector, 15, is one of 10 young people to receive the inaugural Peace First Prize, which is supported by ...
Mary-Pat Hector could no longer stand by and watch gun violence ravage her city of Lithonia.

Sisters Network Atlanta Southern Region Chapter Established

The establishment of Sisters Network Atlanta Southern Region, an affiliate Chapter of Sisters Network® Inc., is official

Sisters Network® Inc. is a leading voice and only National African American breast cancer survivorship organization in the United States. In 1994, Karen E. Jackson, who is a breast cancer survivor, founded the organization. She was diagnosed with cancer in 1993.

Breast Cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths among African American woman, only surpassed by lung cancer. Currently, Sisters Network® Inc. has over 40 affiliate survivor run chapters nationwide and is continuing to develop new chapters to support our national outreach efforts.

Sisters Network Atlanta Southern Region is located in Fayetteville, Georgia. The Executive Committee consists of four survivors and one non-survivor.

Lesley Hudson will partner with Sisters Network Atlanta Southern Region to host their launch party “Celebrate Life Extravaganza” from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, at Harvest Community Church in Fayetteville, GA.

For more information about the survivorship organization, visit www.sistersnetworkinc.org, or email atlantasouthernregion@sistersnetwork.org.

Clark Atlanta University Launches “The Call to True Beauty 2013”

Clark Atlanta University will mark National Domestic Violence Awareness Month from October 13 to 18, with “The Call to True Beauty 2013,” the university’s annual advocacy, education and prevention campaign against dating and domestic violence. The weeklong series is sponsored by Verizon Wireless and Avon Products, Inc.

This year’s campaign theme is “Respect.” The week will begin with a Sunday worship service. Other campaign events will include a memorial balloon lift, a panel discussion hosted by the Joseph E. Lowery Institute for Justice and Human Rights at Clark Atlanta University, a “Powder Room/Locker Room” workshop, and “The Dating Game,” offering insight on healthy relationships and dating safety, with noted psychologist and media personality Alduan Tartt, Ph.D.

All activities are on the CAU campus, 223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W. For more information, contact Donna Brock at 404-880-8337 or dbrock@cau.edu.

The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Documentary Screening

The library will present the PBS documentary series “Latin Music USA, Episode 4: Divas and Superstars” at 1 p.m., Tuesday, October 15, in the auditorium.

The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System – Central Library is located at One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta, GA 30303. For details, call 404-295-1896 or visit http://www.afpls.org.