Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Gospel Powerhouse CeCe Winans Set to Host 5th Annual “Always Sisters, Forever Brothers” Youth Conference in Nashville

Mary Mary, David & Tamela Mann (Meet The Browns), Fred Hammond, Lecrae, Canton Jones, Mali Music, Judge Greg Mathis, Warren Ballentine, Dr. IV Hillard, Matt Pitt, Mom Winans, Nancy Alcorn, Kim Daniels ready to join forces with Winans at the Curb Event Center

Via Press Release: 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." The conference is back for its 5th year and will be held July 21-23 at the Curb Event Center located at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.

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 and 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 conference will feature an array of talented speakers and musical 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 include Dr. I.V. Hilliard, Judge Greg Mathis, Matt Pitt, and CeCe Winans. Panelists include 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 include 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, and Voices of Destiny, and will be hosted by David “Mr. Brown” Mann of “Meet The Browns.” Event sponsors include Verizon Wireless, Mercy Ministries, How Sweet The Sound and internet partner UGospel.com.

Donations and registrations can be made online from $72 - $130 with single purchase of concert tickets available for $17. Conference details are available on the conference website http://alwayssistersforeverbrothers.com/conference-info/featured-guests/, and fans can follow and chat with CeCe at http://www.cecewinans.com/, on Facebook and on Twitter @CeCeWinansASFB .