In celebration of Women’s History Month, Independence Now, along with the Prince George’s County Crisis Services and the Silver Spring Wellness and Recover Center, hosted an afternoon tea. The theme of the event was “Women of Strength, Determination and Inspiration.”

Our guest speakers were Cathy Raggio, the MD Secretary of Disabilities, and Founder of Independence Now and Patrina Franklin, 2013 Ms. Wheelchair Maryland. Secretary Raggio spoke on her life and her achievements with the main topic being self-determination and empowerment. Ms. Franklin related her role and responsibilities as Ms. Wheelchair Maryland and inspired the attendees with her advice.

Linda Morgan gave an original dramatic presentation on the life of Harriet Tubman. Ms. Morgan is a retired school teacher and Founder of Children of Light (a non-profit Drama Ministry uniting people of abilities through performance for 15 years).

Women's History Month