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Phenomenal women talk politics and much more

8/14/2013, 11:43 a.m.

The sorors of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter, hosted a Pumps, Pearls and Politics forum recently in what they say will definitely be an annual event from now on. Those in attendance discussed political and human rights issues, sharing their input before a sold-old audience at Taverna Opa at Brickell Village in Miami. The forum was hosted by the sorority’s Connection Committee and was designed to connect concerned women and men throughout the community to dialogue on some of the most important topics of the day: the Voting Rights Act; human trafficking; education; immigration; healthcare; gun violence; Trayvon Martin and Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law. The Chapter is led by Sandra L. Jackson; president; committee chairs for the forum were Vanessa Woodard Byers and Barbara Dent. Pictured are: Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, vice chair of the Florida Democratic Party and chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party; Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24); former Miami-Dade County Commissioner Katy Sorenson and president of the Good Government Initiative; Adora Obi Nweze, president of the FL State Conference of the NAACP and president of the Miami-Dade Branch of the NAACP; Mayor Cindy Lerner Village of Pinecrest; and Gepsie Metellus executive director Sant LaHaitian Neighborhood Center.