Seats are sold out for the 2023 AFRO High Tea in Baltimore, which will be held inside of Martin’s West. Shown here, Maryland Comptroller Delegate Brooke E. Lierman (left) and Lawanda Edwards, at the Baltimore AFRO High Tea in 2022. (Photo by James Fields)

By Ciara Franklin,
Abel Communications,
for the AFRO

The AFRO will host the annual Baltimore AFRO High Tea on April 22, honoring “Maryland’s Leading Ladies.”

This year’s event features Maryland’s most prominent women in leadership, including First Lady Dawn Moore, Lt. Governor Aruna Miller, Comptroller Brooke Lierman, and Speaker of the House of Delegates, Adrienne A. Jones. Attendees will enjoy a celebration filled with great food, a variety of music and of course, unique fashion.

“We at the AFRO are honored to host our fifth annual Baltimore High Tea, celebrating Maryland’s Leading Ladies, and the numerous women and men who advance our community,” said Dr. Frances “Toni” Draper, CEO and publisher of the AFRO. “It is our pleasure each year to enjoy this event together, especially in person once again.”

AFRO Executive Director Lenora Howze will serve as the event’s emcee, guiding attendees through the festivities, and recognizing First Lady Moore, Lt. Governor Miller, Comptroller Lierman, and Speaker Jones. 

Dr. Draper added, “we look forward to a fabulous afternoon together and the extravagant hats that come with it.”

The event will be held at Martin’s West in Baltimore. Doors open at 1pm, providing attendees ample time to visit the nearby Vendor Marketplace.

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