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Suzanne Brooks
Owner/Sole Proprietor, Creative Concepts Systems

Location: Sacramento, CA United States
Birthday: Jan 20th
Joined: Apr 4th, 2007
About   (request update)
Originally from Philadelphia, PA., great-great grand-daughter of slaves who co-founded Campbell AME Church; great grand daughter of 1st Black lawyer in Delaware County, PA. Attended/Graduated from Philadelphia HS for Girls & West Phila HS. Attended Cheney University (Secondary Ed Major; writer campus newspaper; member American Friends Service Campus Committee; worked as live-in maid to get thru 1st year--aka slavery@ $10 a week). LaSalle U maxima cum laude BA grad in Education & English; Danforth Fellow; managing & literary editor of Grimoire arts publication; active Black Students Assoc.. Washington State U MA grad in English/Creative Writing; co-founder Kamiak Review lit pub; co-founder, The Black Group (community org); co-founder Women of Color org; became Director of Science Supportive Services for Women/Students of Color incl campus-wide tutoring program. First book of poems published in India. ABD in doctoral programs at Penn State U (Adult Ed & Admin of Justice) and The Fielding Institute (Educational Leadership & Change). Unpublished dissertation plus 18 essays previously published in her Women of Color column in were published as "The Constructive Extermination of Women of Color: Consequences of Perpetual Socio-Economic Marginalization." Has published 2 other collections of poems, essays, short stories. Expert on topic of racism+sexism in education, law enforcement and other agencies/organizations.

Founder/CEO: The International Association for Women of Color Day, is a social entrepreneurship, promotes the annual commemoration of March 1st as Women of Color Day and other programs and services addressing the interests and concerns of women of color and recognizing the achievements and contributions of women of color world wide.

As CEO of WomenWorldCulture,, is building a network to connect/empower women and men committed to diversity, justice, equality and sustainability. Supports recognition of cultural groups with attention to social, justice and environmental issues, WWC establishes an infrastructure to find & share information re arts, education, employment, environment, events, programs, projects, research, and services to the public. User regisration is free. Membership fee adds additional benefits: access to innovative events, and special services/ opportunities.
My Interview Question
Are you commemorating Women of Color Day on March 1st every year? Have you heard the Women of Color Day Song "Aurora"
Current Whereabouts:
encouraging people to listen to, comment on and purchase "Aurora" the Women of Color Day song to support women of color and our communities, families and friend. See the websites: and
Life & Professional Aspirations:
Not seeking a personal relationship through online contacts. Seeking speaker opportunities and performance opportunities with my band, The Jazz Generation. We perform concets, fairs, festivals, and special shows including music of the Harlem Renaissance, Great Women of Jazz, Roaring Twenties and more. Our repertoire spans 1890 to the present, includes jazz, R&B, Soul, Latin, Gospel, Pop, Folk and originals. Available: vocalist plus one to five musicians--keyboard, bass, drums, sax and guitar.
Education   (request update)
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania class of 1963
Undergrad Major: Education
Claim To Fame:
Recorded 12 CDs with band; 8 on Honored 250+ Outstanding Women of Color Awards and Aurora Awards to men, women, organization & businesses at Women of Color Day events Outstanding Women Leaders Luminary Award, National Assoc. of Women Business Owners, Sacramento Valley Lifetime Achievement in the Arts & Arts Advocacy, City of Sacramento and Sacramento Arts Commission First woman/African American to receive McShain Award for Service to LaSalle University Commendation of Mayor and Sacramento City Council for Women of Color Day Celebrations and Community Commitment Community Service Recognition, Deborah Ortiz, California State Senator Sacramento Mayor Joseph Serna Community Service Recognition for Cesar Chavez Program Outstanding African American Women Faculty Award YWCA Racial Justice Award
Most Memorable Moment:
writer, campus newspaper, literary editor then managing editor of campus literary magazinge
High School: West Philadelphia and Girls High in Philadelphia, PA class of
Activities & Accomplishments:
Debate; graduating
Best Memories:
learning languages
I currently work with Creative Concepts Systems as Owner/Sole Proprietor
I have 35 years of experience working in the Other industry.
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Thought For The Day - Remember that making one person smile can change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world. Make someone smile today.
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