Nashville based gospel singer, entrepreneur and conference founder CeCe Winans continues Sharing The Vision and empowering youth with her three day conference. Always Sisters, Forever Brothers is back for its’ 5th year at the Curb Event Center located at Belmont University in Nashville, TN July 21-23.
In 2005 Winans launched Always Sisters to promote the true value of pure sisterhood and friendship. Her long-time dream to reach young girls was created so that the older sisters could pour love, wisdom and knowledge into the younger sisters. Winans wanted the young women to learn what sisterhood is all about and to teach the importance of loving God, themselves and others. In 2009 she decided it was time to broaden the vision and include young men, so the organization’s name was then changed to Always Sisters, Forever Brothers with the goal of empowering and equipping young male & females simultaneously.
“I am so excited about having the opportunity to make a positive impact on this generation. I know they will in turn affect positive change on the generations to come. My experience has been that young people want to be loved, heard, understood and told the truth,” says Winans.
The 2011 conference will feature an array of talented speakers and music performances with emphasis on the importance having a male foundation in the family setting. Over the years disturbing statistics have been reported about the effects of young people without fathers or father figures, leaving single mothers to do their best to take on the responsibilities of both parental roles. This year the registrants will hear from strong men and women who will speak into their lives as family, spiritual leaders, friends, mentors and positive role models.
Special guest speakers: Dr. I.V. Hilliard, Judge Greg Mathis, Matt Pitt, CeCe Winans.
Panelists: Kim Daniels, Nancy Alcorn, Dr. Deirdra Jackson and Warren Ballentine. Topics will include Love or Lust (dating violence, bullying, anger) Do You See What I See (self esteem and addictions), Oh Daddy Where Art Thou (the effects of and living beyond fatherlessness) What Will It Cost to Be Your Own Boss (AIDS, STD’s, Teen pregnancy – from hopelessness to hope), Sick and Tired (Health) and so many more issues that young people face daily.
Conference and Concert Guests: Mary Mary, Fred Hammond and Mali Music.
On Saturday, July 23 the conference will wrap on a musical note showcasing: Lacrae, Canton Jones, Tamela Mann, Preashea Hilliard, Voices of Destiny and will be hosted by David “Mr. Brown” Mann of “Meet The Browns.”
Luncheon Speakers: Alvin Love- for males only, Mom Winans- for parents only and Demetrus Stewart - for teen mothers.
Making the dream a reality could not be done without the support of loyal event sponsors such as Verizon Wireless, Mercy Ministries, How Sweet The Sound and internet partner UGospel.com.
Donations and registrations can be done via internet and ranges from $72 - $130 with single purchase of concert tickets available for $17. Any additional conference details are available online at ASFB website http://alwayssistersforeverbrothers.com/conference-info/featured-guests/, Fans can follow and chat with CeCe at www.cecewinans.com http://www.facebook.com/officialcecewinans and @CeCeWinansASFB.