For Immediate Release
August 18, 2010
(Philadelphia, PA) Philadelphia Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown will speak at Moore’s Convocation on Thursday, August 26. The ceremony will start at 11 a.m. at Moore, with a picnic to follow at 12 p.m. on Race Street in front of the College.
Brown, City Councilwoman At-Large, is dedicated to enriching the lives of Philadelphia residents by “Putting People First.” She has sponsored and gained passage of legislation that promotes the availability of and increases access to opportunities in education, arts and culture. She has secured funding for arts and culture programming in the city’s budget and fought to ensure the integrity of the city’s “Percent for Art” programs.
A sought-after-speaker, Brown devotes her programmatic and legislative efforts toward improving the quality of life for the city’s children. The Women’s Empowerment Forum, her signature program held in May, now focuses on the potential of girls - the promise of the next generation of women leaders - and the power of accomplished professional and businesswomen, particularly working mothers.
Brown has been recognized for her accomplishments as a Philadelphia Business Journal Woman of Distinction; a recipient of the PA Commission for Women’s 2008 Women’s History Month Award; and as one of 50 of Pennsylvania’s most influential women in the book, VOICES.
She earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in education from Pennsylvania State University. She lives in Philadelphia’s Wynnefield section.
Moore College of Art & Design educates students for inspiring careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. A coeducational Graduate Studies program was launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, a Continuing Education Certificate program for adults, the 91-year-old acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit www.moore.edu.
August 18, 2010
Philadelphia Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown will speak to the class of 2014 at Moore’s Convocation on Thursday, August 26.