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Port Chester's Carver Center Hosts Annual NAACP Tea

Kendra Charisse Porter will be the featured speaker at the Port Chester/Rye NAACP's fourth Effie Gordon Tea.
Kendra Charisse Porter will be the featured speaker at the Port Chester/Rye NAACP's fourth Effie Gordon Tea. Photo Credit: Contributed by Joan Grangenois-Thomas

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- The Port Chester/Rye branch of the NAACP will host its fourth annual Effie Gordon Tea in honor of its first female president.

Gordon was a Rye resident who became the president of the Port Chester/Rye chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. She later became the president of the State of New York NAACP. She was also instrumental in the founding of the Carver Center in Port Chester, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year.

The event will feature a keynote speech by Kendra Charisse Porter, the owner and founder of Honor You,  a personal image agency for full-figured women, created to teach women to honor their size and express themselves.

There will also be a musical performance by Port Chester High School senior Sarah Dapaah, who was recently nominated for a Metropolitan High School Theater Award for Outstanding Vocal Performance in the school's production of "Hairspray."

The Effie Gordon Tea will be held on June 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Carver Center, 400 Westchester Ave. Tickets are $25 per person. For reservations, contact Doris Reavis at 914-937-6613 or email pcrnaacp@gmail.com .

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