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A one-day retreat for women

Empowerment, overcoming violence are its themes

RIVERDALE — It’s a soiree for women.

Sister’s Empowerment Netowrk Inc., a non-profit organization in Riverdale, will be hosting a “Celebration Release Party” retreat Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., at Exquisite Private Event Facility located at 296 Old Ford Road, in Fayetteville.

“This is a one day is about bringing women out and getting results,” said Veda Brown, CEO and Founder for the organization.

Sister’s Empowerment is an organization designed to educate victims of domestic violence, that will encourage them to become self-sufficient through support services, training, leadership and career development.

The one-day event, Brown said will be a collaborative effort with communication expert, author and LIGMO (“Let It Go, Move On”) luminary, Millicent St. Claire.

She said they are asking those interested in attending the event for a $15 donation.

“Vendor spaces are available for a $25 donation,” she said.

The donation includes a continental breakfast, lunch and all retreat activities. Brown said she is also asking for potential donors to consider sponsoring a woman in need. All proceeds from the retreat will benefit the organization’s second annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: 5K Community Walk/Run Against Domestic Violence” to help women and girls she said.

To purchase tickets call (678) 642-5633 or e-mail veda@sistersempowerment.org. Tickets can also be purchased at www.sistersempowerment.org.

“I would like to leave you with a final thought: If you know what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single opportunity pass without sharing it in some way,” said Brown.