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Luncheon Honoring Women Features Deborah Ross as Speaker

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In honor of Women’s History Month, The Aura Galleria is sponsoring a luncheon at which women who have and who are making historical strives in the Greater Triangle area will recognized and honored. The event “Women of Valor” will be a powerful luncheon honoring influential women paving the way in education, medicine, social justice, science, civics, fashion and beauty and more.

Join us for a powerful message by the keynote speaker, the Honorable Deborah Ross, attorney and former NC State Representative, as she challenges us to ignite “Our Minds, Our Voices.”  While practicing law and teaching law at Duke University, Deborah served in North Carolina’s State House from 2003-2013. As a representative, she worked to grow North Carolina’s economy, support small businesses, increase access to quality public education, and improve our state’s infrastructure.

Dr. Michelle Laws, former Executive Director of NC NAACP, will serve as the moderator and Juanita Massenburg, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. South Atlantic Regional Director, will serve as award presenter.

Our Minds, Our Voices

Friday, March 31, 2017

12pm – 3pm

The Washington-Duke Inn and Golf Club

This electrifying event is expected to draw approximately 200 women, including local area high school and college women.  Attendees of all ages and ethnicities are encouraged to attend.

The Aura Galleria, located at 3742 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd in Durham, NC, was established in 2001. Also known as the Aura Salon and Boutique, the professionals there have delivered cosmetology and retail services to women and men of the Greater Triangle for the past 16 years.

March…Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, corresponding with International Women’s Day on March 8.

Tickets are $65. Click here for tickets or call 919.419.9868.

Purchase your ticket today; thank you in advance for your participation and support.

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Phyllis Coley
Phyllis D. Coley is CEO/Publisher of Spectacular Magazine and Host of Spectacular Magazine Radio Show. With a B.A. in English from NCCU, the Durham native began her professional career as Promotions/Marketing Director for New York City’s WKTU-FM. While at the radio station, Coley discovered the rap group Kid ‘n Play and managed them for five years, guiding their music and movie careers to success. Moving back to Durham, Coley produced a nationally syndicated television show, The Electric Factory, while working as News Director for FOXY 107/104. In April 2002, recognizing a void in highlighting the achievements of African Americans, she started her own business publishing ACE Magazine. Coley launched Spectacular Magazine in November 2004. Recognizing the lack of pertinent and truthful information, Coley began Spectacular Magazine Radio Show in March 2009. Coley is the organizer of Durham's Annual MLK/Black History Month Parade and the Annual North Carolina Juneteenth Celebration. She currently serves on Central Children’s Home Board of Directors, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Advisors, as Immediate Past Secretary of the Durham Rotary Club Board of Directors and is one of the founding members of the Triangle United Way’s African American Leadership Initiative.

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