Posted on: February 2, 2019 | By: Carmen Monico | Filed under: Podcast

This episode takes a closer look at the wide-ranging effects that biased systems can have on Black and Brown mothers, including access to education, employment, and healthcare.

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Rev. Dr. Portia W. Rochelle

Immediate Past President, Raleigh-Apex NAACP

A native of Fuquay-Varina, NC, was educated in the public schools of Wake County.  She received an Associate Applied Science Degree in Legal Secretarial Science in 1972 (Wake Technical Institute); Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies in 1999 (Shaw University); and Master of Divinity Degree Shaw University Divinity School in 2002. She earned a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Drew University in 2012.

Community service:  Dr. Rochelle has committed to serving others.  She has volunteered in various school, and community organizations as Cub Scout den leader; Mentor/Tutor in Enloe High and Conn Elementary Schools; and Board of Directors-Women In Ministry Support Group (WIMS) (2005).

She is founding Pastor of Word For Transformation Church.  She avidly advocates for civil rights. She served as President of the Raleigh-Apex NAACP Branch for 10 years.

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