Women ‘March’ into sisterhood
March marks the start of Women’s History Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the contributions and successes of women across the globe and throughout history.
Towson’s section of the National Council of Negro Women celebrated the start of this month with their event Sister 2 Sister on Saturday, March 1.
“I just feel that there is not enough sisterhood,” senior president of Towson’s section of NCNW Briana Hoston said. “So that is kind of the purpose of the event. We just wanted to reach out to different females on campus to bring them together and show that we have a lot in common.”
The event began with a few group icebreakers and discussions about the goals of NCNW, what it is and the importance of sisterhood.
This was lead by Third Vice President of the Greater Baltimore Section of NCNW Jessica Joyner.
“I hope that the people that come to the event just understand what a true sisterhood is and that you can definitely learn from the people you surround yourself with,” Hoston said.
The women also covered how to balance finances in today’s society when the impulse to spend is so great and student loans keep stacking up.
“We also have activities such as mason jars, which symbolize an everlasting connection with our sisterhood, we have flowerpots that represent the growth within the sisterhood and then we have some vision boards which relates to the honesty and the trust you get within the sisterhood,” Hoston said of the other events of the night.
NCNW hosts events about once a month to encourage new members to check out what the organization is all about and how it can positively influence day-to-day life on campus.
“Tonight’s event allowed so many young women to come together and bond,” senior chemistry major Daphanie Robinson said. “Although we are not blood-related we are sisters and the bond is genuine.”
Members of Towson’s NCNW attended the event as well as women who were not affiliated.
Second Vice President of Towson’s NCNW Renee Ross said she hopes that all the women were able to learn something new about sisterhood.
“I know how important sisterhood is,” Ross said. “So many girls go to Towson and have yet to make a connection with someone and form that bond. We welcome everyone, we care about everyone and this event is to bring us all together.”