EMPOWERING THE FUTURE GENERATION

Most of the business of SCLC/W.O.M.E.N., Inc. is handled through the various task forces.

The standing initiatives are:
  • Enrichment for Children and Youth
  • Voter Empowerment
  • Seniors Task Force
  • Health and Welfare
  • Education
  • Membership
  • Media
  • Political Action
  • Communication
  • Global Outreach
  • An estimated 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and about 15% of those don’t know they are infected.
  • Of the U.S. population living with HIV, almost half are virally suppressed.
  • There were 39,782 new HIV diagnoses in 2016.
  • In 2016, Southern states accounted for more than half of new HIV diagnoses in the U.S., despite making up just 38% of the overall U.S. population.
  • African Americans accounted for 44% of HIV diagnoses in 2016, although they comprise only 12% of the population.
  • In 2016, 18,160 people were diagnosed with AIDS. There were 6,721 AIDS-related deaths in 2014.
Save the Date
Drum Major for Justice (POSTPONED)

Join us for the 41st annual Drum Major for Justice Awards on April 4, 2020.

Annual Mother Daughter Tea
Bridging the Gap

The 11th Annual Mother Daughter Luncheon will be held in May 18, 2019.

Save the Date
Civil Rights Heritage Tour

Join us for a Civil Rights tour celebrating and honoring our legacy and heritage.

Our Story

SCLC/W.O.M.E.N., INC. was founded by Mrs. Evelyn Gibson Lowery in 1979 and is primarily a volunteer organization addressing issues of social action, community and economic development. The organization also engages in activities promoting heritage pride, legislative affairs, and programs to strengthen families, and advocacy for economic justice and peace issues.

The concern of SCLC/W.O.M.E.N., INC. emphasizes women’s issues, children’s needs, and enrichment, heritage pride, political awareness, health and welfare, education, and participation in international affairs. 

Events
Read about our latest events and how to get involved.
  • Save the Date – Drum Major for Justice Awards
    The Southern Christian Leadership Conference SCLC Women Inc., annual Drum Major for Justice Awards Gala has been postponed. Please check back for the rescheduled date. “Honoring Our Past Present and Future” is the theme of the 41st annual dinner. Evelyn Gibson Lowery devoted her life honoring hundreds of Drum Majors in the fight for justice....
    June 19, 2020
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