Community Service Committee focuses on community outreach and engagement through meaningful service opportunities and strong partnerships with other nonprofit organizations. In the last year, MBWA partnered with Abby’s House and the Refugee and Immigration Assistance Center to donate school supplies to students in need. During the holidays, the MBWA donated toys and gift cards from its holiday gift drive to the Fall River Family Center and the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute. In the spring the MBWA hosted a Dance for a Cause event to raise funds to purchase personal care items to give to the Women’s Lunch Place. It also participated in the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace hosted by the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute.
Communications Committee serves as the connection between MBWA and its members. The Committee assist with all designs and production of events and marketing communications. The Committee works in close cooperation with the other committees to disseminate information to the membership through emails and quarterly newsletters. The Committee oversees and maintain the current MBWA website. The overall objective of the Communications Committee is to establish an effective information sharing system between MBWA and its membership.
Programs and Events Committee serves as the organization’s epicenter for developing professional and educational events to educate our members, strengthen their advocacy skills, and foster their overall legal development. Examples of our signature events include the Annual Swearing-In Ceremony and Membership Brunch. The committee also creates social events and activities throughout the year which allows members and non-members to network and fellowship.
Membership Committee is charged with handling matters of membership recruitment and retention. The Committee works with the executive board to develop strategies, programming, and initiatives to grow and maintain membership. This includes visiting law school throughout Massachusetts and creating networking opportunities. The Committee members meet once a month to create programing. A current project of the Committee is creating a directory of all black women attorneys in Massachusetts.
Ida B. Wells Committee organizes an annual afternoon tea for MBWA members and its supporters. The event honors black women attorneys whose intellect, skill and achievement make them great contributors to the Massachusetts legal community. The Ida B. Wells Award is given to those selected women who exemplifies the pioneering spirit and courage of Ida B. Wells.
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