Community members to be honored during Oct. 14 Tapestry of Color 2 Awards

The annual event is hosted by NH Black Women Health Project and the YWCA.

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Tapestry of Color 2 Keynote speaker Naa Opoku-Gyamfi

MANCHESTER, NHNH Black Women Health Project and the YWCA will host Tapestry of Color 2 Women of Our Future Awards on Oct. 14, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 3 pm. at the Puritan Conference Center Pappas Room, 245 Hooksett Road in Manchester.

In addition to several planned award presentations honoring outstanding members of the community for their contributions in education, the arts, sports and community development, keynote speaker Naa Opoku-Gyamfi will touch on the importance of community from her perspective as a mental health care provider. 

A graduate of Southern Connecticut State University, Opoku-Gyamfi earned her master’s in Clinical Mental Health, and has worked with both female and male offenders in the prison system, as well as children and families. In 2015, Opoku-Gyamfi became the owner of Hope Heals, LLC, a small private practice that works with individuals who are struggling with situational to severe mental health issues.

One thing Opoku-Gyamfi has always prided herself in was her zest for learning and strong roots in the community. Most recently she has begun the development of Living Aya, Inc., a non-profit organization targeted at instilling hope and assisting in healing the Black community. This agency was birthed from “The Angry Black Woman” Conference, which is an annual conference dealing with the black woman and how she navigates the world. It was through this conference Opoku-Gyamfi realized the need for members of the African community to have a platform of validation and, most importantly, safety. Through this journey she has begun the path of motivational and inspirational speaking, and hopes to create longstanding change in the lives of others. Her Motto is “Let all things we do be done with love.”

For More Information about NH Black Women Health Project, contact Shaunte Whitted, 603-657-6549, shauntewhitted@yahoo.com.

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