Dr. Berenice De Aguiar Silva is an amazing exemplar of "Lifting as we Climb!" She has consistently found ways to serve her community, and to empower others to do the same. Drawing on her own life experiences coupled with her professional training as an educator, a physician, and a lawyer she is brings unrivaled insights into the world of empowering others. She was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and her trajectory of talent emerged at an early age - first evidenced as she studied classical piano and music theory from the age of six until she entered the university. Her first career was as a Primary teacher at elementary and middle schools in Rio de Janeiro. That was just the beginning!
She went on to graduate from medical school and became a practicing physician specializing in OB/Gyn. Her education continued and she later graduated from law school. She worked for years as the physician attending the residents of Iltha do Governador at the local hospital. She retired from the Municipal Health Department of Rio de Janeiro in 1988.
Dr Berenice De Aguiar Silva currently resides in Copacabana, Rio de Janerio, Brazil where she maintains a private medical practice, and provides legal assistance to institutions on matters related to ethnic afro descendants in Brazil. She is one of the most well-known community leaders, and on May 27 she will be introduced to others who, like her, are exemplars of "lifting as we climb!" Dr. Berenice De Aguiar Silva is the first Brazilian to receive a Villager Award as we reach throughout the African Diaspora. The awards ceremony will be held at the Long Beach Hilton Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, Long Beach,California.
Early Bird tickets are available at: www.villagerawards2017.brownpapertickets.com
Afram Global Organization Inc, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit charitable organization, sponsors the Annual Villager Awards as a part of its Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s. consistent with the Mantra “Lifting as we Climb.” Over sixty awards have been presented over the years to African-Americans and others of acknowledged African Ancestry who have been a source of empowerment and support well beyond what is required of them in their daily work. The award recipients are applauded for their impact in reducing disparities in health, education, and socio-economic circumstances. See: www.villageprojects.net for more information.