6th Annual World AIDS Day Women’s Prayer Breakfast

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder and Suzie, World Vision scholarship winner from Zambia

Elizabeth Mataka, UN Special Envoy on AIDS in Africa (center), My mom Margaret Anderson (left)

This morning I was honored to attend World Vision’s Annual World AIDS Day Women’s Prayer breakfast. It was a beautiful and spiritually uplifting event. Former First Lady Laura Bush was the keynote speaker. Her daughter Barbara was in the audience.

I am no Bush devotee, but I will give him credit for his work on HIV/AIDS in Africa.

The honorees were Susan Smith Ellis, CEO of Project RED and Elizabeth N. Mataka, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on AIDS in Africa.

The event was held at NYC’s famed Metropolitan Club.


About chelsealynr

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder is a contributor to The Grio, the Huffington Post and the Downtown Express, the local paper for Lower Manhattan. She holds a master’s of science degree in International Relations from New York University’s Center for Global Affairs. She was appointed Executive Director of the New York City Council’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus in 2005. A position that she maintained until the summer of 2010. Miss Rudder is a member of WNET channel 13′s Community Advisory Board and of Community Board One, the local governing body of Lower Manhattan. She received her bachelor’s degree from Pace University in Communications and Political Science in 2005. Chelsea-Lyn resides in New York City and is a native of Rochester Hills, Michigan. Chelsea-Lyn is a former Miss Teen USA delegate representing the state of Michigan. Miss Rudder has served as a spokesperson and fundraiser for The American Heart/Stroke Association, Michigan Special Olympics, SADD and Detroit’s Caribbean Cultural and Carnival Association. Follow Miss Rudder on Twitter @ChelseaLynR . Please direct media and speaking engagement requests to RequestCLR@gmail.com .
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