Times Staff Report
The Birmingham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., will host a community economic seminar titled, “Financial Fortitude” on Saturday, April 13th at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church.
The seminar will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will be six 20 minute sessions on financial planning, real estate, mortgages, pre-needs planning, wills, trust and probate and credit 101.
“This is an excellent opportunity for the community to come out and gain information on any of those presentations that presenters will provide their guests with fliers and contact information on them so, they will be able to continue the conversation at a later date,” said Yolanda Bowman, Economic Development Committee Chair for the Birmingham Alumnae Chapter.
Bowman said this information is helpful for the younger and older generations.
“It’s good for them to have to correct any mistakes that they have had or to get more information on a particular thing such as purchasing a home, if they want to reduce their mortgage, if they want to have financial planning for retirement or whatever, all of these topics are very needed,” said Bowman. “Topics like credit 101, credit card use, credit card abuse, and repair are excellent subjects to either prevent yourself from getting into trouble or what to do to try to get yourself out of trouble.”
The event is free and open to the community and refreshments will be served afterward. Sixth Avenue Baptist Church is located at 1101 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Birmingham, AL 35211.
The organization continues to be a voice for underrepresented and underserved communities. Members work within the organization’s Five Point Programmatic Thrust which includes: Economic Development; Educational Development; International Awareness and Involvement; Physical and Mental Health; and Political Awareness and Involvement. The sorority has grown from Howard University where it started in 1913 to more than 900 international chapters today. There are now more than 300,000 collegiate and alumnae members.
For more information on this seminar, contact Bowman at 205-532-3330.