DCF Celebrates Black History Month with “One Family at a Time” Event

Media Advisory:
February 20, 2012

Contact:
Erin Gillespie
DCF Press Secretary
(850) 717-4450

DCF Celebrates Black History Month with “One Family at a Time” Event

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Children and Families is commemorating Black History Month with a special event honoring local African-American leaders and recognizing the support needed by the community to make families and children successful.

The event is free and open to the public. The Rev. R.B. Holmes Jr., pastor of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, will be the keynote speaker.

The honorees are:

  • Mayor John Marks, City of Tallahassee
  • Coach Joe Taylor, retired Florida A&M football coach
  • Ronald Brise, Chairman, Florida Public Service Commission
  • Cynthia Douglas, adoptive parent
  • Beverly Johnson, Dependency Case Management Supervisor
  • Angela Wills, K-5 Assistant Principal, Florida State University School
  • Nana Gatlin, DCF Hotline Supervisor
  • Ron Ringo, DCF Children’s Legal Services Attorney
  • Aldrea Nicolson, DCF Child Protective Investigator
  • Gary and Josephine Montgomery, founders of Living Stones International Ministry
  • The Barkley Brothers – Xavier, James and Quanterious – Independent Living Youth

WHO: Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins, the Rev. R.B. Holmes Jr., pastor of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church

WHAT: “Strengthening Families & Communities: One Family at a Time” recognizes the importance of community support to ensure successful families across Florida.

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 22, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Historic Capitol Museum, 400 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee
(Parking is available at Kleman Plaza, 306 S. Duval St.)

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