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Women's History Month observation at the Institute

For Women's History Month, First Community Interfaith Institute Inc. will be paying homage to our late trustee  Sister Siti Akanke (1932-2005).

We will be having a week-long celebration from March 9-15, at 219 Hamilton Street, with every activity starting at 4 pm each day of the week. The theme for this year's Women History Month celebration is "True Blessings: Real Education and True Relationships." Minister Lawrance Lee Evans Sr. will teach at the kickoff event, March 9, 2014, 4 pm on "A Doology Vision." On March 10, on Sister Siti's birthday, we will have a get together at 6 pm at 219 Hamilton Street.

Please support our Women's History Month celebration.

The Institute now has a Brooklyn, New York chapter. The address is 4809 Snyder Avenue Suite 1F, Brooklyn NY 11203. Contact phone number is 347.236.3195.


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