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Hartford Group Honors Women Who ‘Walk Worthy’

HARTFORD —  In an effort to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women, who impact the Greater Hartford community,  Walk Worthy Brands will award four “walk worthy” awards at the Passing the Torch Brunch on Saturday at Central Connecticut State University.

The awardees are Dr. Ann Marie Adams, a historian and founder of  the first nonprofit, nonpartisan, hyper-local news site, The Hartford Guardian, in Connecticut in 2002. Adams is also a race and education contributor at The Washington Post blogs: The Root.com and The RootDC. Marilyn Calderon, Executive Director of Connecticut Parent Power, Tracey “Mind Evolution” Caldwell, a spoken word artist, and Nicole Locario, a folk dancer with Island Reflections Dance Troupe. The event is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 29 at CCSU’s Institute for Techonology and Business, 185 Main St., New Britain.

The Passing the Torch Brunch was founded by Hartford native, Daemond Benjamin, who use as his guide a biblical phrase from Ephesian 4 verse 1: “I therefore the prisoner of the Lord beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation with which you are called.”

Many of the awardees, he said, are walking worthy daily and empowering the community.

“We felt it was important to acknowledge the many unsung SheRoes in our community. The honorees embody the best our tradition and their works cover the span of journalism, activism, and performing arts,” Benjamin said.

The event will include performances by local artist, a keynote address by Rahael Tesfamariam of Urban Cusps and the Washington Post’s RootDC, as well as West Indian and Southern style cuisine.

Tickets are $25. For more information, visit WalkWorthyBrands.com/events, email walkworthybrands@gmail.com, or call 860.881.8594.

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