Black Women Celebrate 29 Years of “Stirring the Wa...

Black Women Celebrate 29 Years of “Stirring the Waters”


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Claire Cullen Mack

Black Women Stirring the Waters, a Black women’s discussion group, will meet in Oakland at 1850 Alice St., Sunday, Jan. 20 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for its 29th year of exploring issues and concerns of the Black community.
For more information contact Carole Davis Kennerly at
Claire Cullen Mack, a  San Mateo native, author, activist and former mayor,  will read from her second book, “Sister Samms and Sister Johnson, The Neighborhood,” a story of two women who love and take care of their community.
Copies of the book are available for sale from or the author at or (650) 344-8690.  Watch a promotion for the book at
The group’s name was adopted from a quote attributed to Sojourner Truth, the 19th Century abolitionist, suffragette and former slave and meets five times a year.  The discussion group is guided by a steering committee composed of Dr. Rosemary Darden, treasurer; Camille Evans; Carole Davis Kennerly; Eleanore Stovall and Mina Wilson.
Forty-four of the group’s members documented their lives in autobiographical vignettes published in a book entitled, “Black Women Stirring the Waters”.  Copies available for sale at the meetings.