We Are Overcomers

Black History Month Finale: We Are Overcomers

Self Enhancement, Inc. Celebrates and Uplifts African American Women Who Have Overcame Life Challenges and Are Walking Triumphantly

Portland, Ore. (Feb. 26, 2019) – On Thursday, Feb. 28, 2018, at 11AM, Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI) and Sarah Herring, President and CEO of Fashion IMPACT by HandBagsULike and The IMPACT Experience, will be hosting over 200 women at The Center for Self Enhancement (3920 N. Kerby Ave. Portland, OR 97227) for this year’s, “We Are Overcomers: African American Women’s Luncheon”. The event provides a space for African American women to come together to celebrate accomplishments, support and network, connect and uplift each other.

The event, emceed by Justice Adrienne Nelson, will include a panel discussion, moderated by SEI’s Chief Operations Officer, Libra Forde, a keynote presentation by Linda Hudson, Director of African American Services from the Imani Center, as well as special performances. The panel features powerful African American women experts from the community, health and wellness, self-care, education, business and philanthropy. There will also be a special moment to recognize 11 honorees who have endured, persevered and overcame challenges faced in their journey.

The panel guests include:

  • Kristal Clark, Founder and Executive Director, Rock Paper Scissors Foundation

  • Mary Merriweather, Empowerment Coach, Life by Design

  • Vanessa Morgan, V & B Philanthropy

  • Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia, Executive Director, OHSU Avel Gordley Center for Healing

  • Chief Danielle Outlaw, Chief of Police, Portland Police Bureau

  • Dr. Angele Theard, Clinical Quality Director, Oregon Anesthesiology

This luncheon is dedicated to the restoration of women who have been victimized, affected or effected by human trafficking, sexual trauma, HIV/AIDS, teen pregnancy, cancer, mental illness, drug addiction, homelessness and/or domestic violence.


About Self Enhancement, Inc.

For over 38 years, SEI has been a change agent in the City of Portland, striving to meet the complex needs of youth and their families by helping them to overcome cultural, educational and economic barriers. SEI is the second largest minority-owned organization in the state of Oregon and serves over 16,000 youth and families annually. SEI’s mission is to guide youth from historically under-served backgrounds to realize their full potential. SEI works with schools, families, and other community organizations to provide support, guidance, and opportunities that help us bring hope to individual young people and enhance the quality of community life.