NCBwsml History

Stone Mountain-Lithonia Chapter, Inc. (NCBWSML)

The Stone Mountain-Lithonia chapter was chartered in 2004 under the leadership of Andrea Tate, in response to the empirical data that women of color, specifically black women, continue to be confronted with racism, sexism, domestic violence, discrimination, HIV, and human trafficking disproportionately when compared to women of other races and with men.

For nearly two decades, the Stone Mountain-Lithonia chapter has created advocacy initiatives, participates in projects, and partners with organizations to provide educational and financial resources to “level the playing field” and combat these issues. As such, we are excited to welcome women who are committed to bringing a voice to these challenges that concern women of color, as it is not easy, but it is rewarding. Our mission is to be an advocate for those initiatives that will result in an increase of educational, professional and social resources for our communities. As active participants in the political arena on both the local and national level, we will continue to build those critical alliances and be the voice of political change for our stakeholders.

The mission of the NCBW is to advocate on behalf of black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment.