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 men and to women of other ethnicities.
The Stone Mountain-Lithonia chapter has championed national advocacy initiatives, participated in local community projects, and partnered with organizations to provide educational and financial resources to “level the playing field” and combat these issues. Partnerships include the DeKalb Medical Center at Hillandale, Redan Elementary School, Salem Middle School, Scottdale Early Learning Center, Premier Women’s Health Center, Pink Sisters Surviving, The Markum Center, youthSpark, Big Miller Grove Baptist Church, and many others. The chapter also initiated The Young 100, a mentoring program for Black girls in middle and high school. The students are mentored in life skills, culture, and STEM/STEAM activities and careers.
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.
Presidents are: Andrea Tate: Chartering President, DaShawn Mayweather, Lynnette Mitchell-Blackwell,
Talvia Peterson, Luevenia Holloway, Sherry King, and Cecilia Anderson.