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17th Annual Virginia Black History Month Gala with Dr. Stedman Graham

February 25, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

17th Annual Virginia Black History Month Gala

with Dr. Stedman Graham

and Guest of Honor Dr. Christine M. Darden

Join the Virginia Black History Month Association for it’s 17th Annual Black History Month Gala on February 25, 2017 from 6 PM to 9 PM at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Hotel in Alexandria, VA. This year’s theme is The Crisis in Black Education. This incredible night includes a fantastic dinner, incredible vendors, and a book signing with both Dr. Stedman Graham and Dr. Christine Darden.

Go to http://www.vabhma.com/tickets.html to purchase your ticket before seats are sold out.

Books will be available onsite for purchase.

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Stedman Graham is chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates (SGA), a management and marketing consulting company that specializes in the corporate and educational markets.

As a businessman, educator and speaker, he presents, consults and conducts training with corporations, organizations, and nonprofits on the topics of identity development, maximizing leadership, achieving success, and personal and professional branding. His corporate seminars are driven by the Nine-Step Success Process®, a life and learning management system designed to organize your life around your identity.

Dr. Graham has authored eleven books, including two New York Times bestsellers, You Can Make It Happen: A Nine-Step Plan for Success and Teens Can Make It Happen: Nine Steps to Success. His latest release, Identity: Your Passport to Success, reached number six on the Wall Street Journal Bestseller list for Hardcover Business books.

Guest of Honor:

It is a great honor to announce that retired NASA Mathematician, Scientist and Engineer, Dr. Christine M. Darden is our Guest of Honor at the 17th Annual Virginia Black History Month Gala. Dr. Darden is featured in the book “Hidden Figures,” written by author Ms. Margot Lee Shetterly, which later became a major motion picture. The book describes the accounts of four African American women who participated in some of NASA’s most notable successes over the years.

As the Guest of Honor, Dr. Darden will be presented with our Distinguished Virginia MACK Award for her superior achievements and contributions to our nation and the African American community.

After nearly 40 years of service, Dr. Christine M. Darden retired as a member of The Senior Executive Service in March 2007 from NASA Langley Research Center, where she was hired in 1967 as a Computer/Data Analyst in the Re-Entry Physics Branch. Her final assignment at Langley was as Director of the Office of Strategic Communications and Education (OSCE). In that position, she was responsible for the Center’s external and internal communications, community outreach, governmental relations and educational outreach.

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February 25, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Virginia Black History Month Association
(540) 907-1857


The Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Rd
Alexandria, VA 22311 United States
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