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Mrs. Sharon Hanshaw

Executive Director

Coastal Women for Change

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Coastal Women for Change

Background Information

Employment History

Educator

Star Education Center

Policy Officer

Oxfam America Inc

Owner and Stylist

Sharon's Unlimited Hair Salon

Affiliations

Assistant Secretary
Biloxi Chapter NAACP

National Member
National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

Lifetime Member
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Representative
Mississippi

Member
Steps Coalition

Web References (106 Total References)


Staff - Coastal Women for Change

www.cwcbiloxi.org [cached]

Mrs. Hanshaw is a native of Biloxi, born August 9, 1954 to the late Rev. and Mrs. Louis Peyton.

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Mrs. Hanshaw is a graduate of Biloxi High School class of 1972. She went on to establish her own beauty salon which she operated for more than 20 years.
Mrs. Hanshaw has followed in the footsteps of her father as she has committed herself to a lifetime of community service. She has worked with the Star Education Center which offered free literacy classes for local residents. Mrs. Hanshaw is an active member of the Biloxi Chapter NAACP where she serves as the Asst. Secretary.
Mrs. Hanshaw has three daughters who are also very active and instrumental in community efforts. Along with working within CWC they are active members of the local NAACP chapter. With her daughter and 2 grandchildren at her side Mrs. Hanshaw is ensuring that the family's service to community is being carried on.
Since Aug 29, 2005 she has focused her energy towards enabling the community in the rebuilding process and overcoming the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Her efforts led her to a group of women looking for a way to voice their concerns about the direction and future of the community. Through her efforts and with the support of the faithful few Coastal Women for Change was born. In part, due to the generous funding of the 21st Century Foundation, Coastal Women for Change became a recognized non-profit organization on May 8, 2006. The efforts of CWC has quickly become the model of grassroots involvement throughout the community across the coast.
As each hurricane season approaches, Mrs. Hanshaw has become a force of nature, creating a database of emergency contacts and prescriptions, and proposing ideas such as using public television or Wal-Mart to disseminate the locations of displaced community members, holding a women's healing retreat in Hattiesburg or Gulfport, and promoting financial literacy for people receiving disaster assistance and insurance money. She's also vocal about the physical and mental health hazards of confined trailer housing for so many Mississippians, including herself.
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Sharing issues, hardships and solutions with survivors of a similar tragedy from half way around the world has given Mrs. Hanshaw a new perspective and a drive to move forward in ensuring passing the torch to a future leader in our world.
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As each hurricane season approaches, Mrs. Hanshaw has become a force of nature, creating a database of emergency contacts and prescriptions, and proposing ideas such as using public television or Wal-Mart to disseminate the locations of displaced community members, holding a women's healing retreat in Hattiesburg or Gulfport, and promoting financial literacy for people receiving disaster assistance and insurance money. She's also vocal about the physical and mental health hazards of confined trailer housing for so many Mississippians, including herself.
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Sharing issues, hardships and solutions with survivors of a similar tragedy from half way around the world has given Mrs. Hanshaw a new perspective and a drive to move forward. Picture Sharon Hanshaw has been selected for inclusion in the International Women's Leadership Association.


Stories | Climate Wise Women

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Sharon Hanshaw

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Sharon Hanshaw
"Left homeless after Hurricane Katrina, former beautician Sharon Hanshaw fights for the communities that will suffer most from climate impacts. Read the full story here. Sharon Hanshaw is the Executive Director of Coastal Women for Change In Biloxi, Mississippi. www.cwcbiloxi.org


Sharon Hanshaw | Climate Wise Women

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Sharon Hanshaw

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Sharon Hanshaw
"Left homeless after Hurricane Katrina, former beautician Sharon Hanshaw fights for the communities that will suffer most from climate impacts."
Read the full story here.
Sharon Hanshaw is the Executive Director of Coastal Women for Change In Biloxi, Mississippi. www.cwcbiloxi.org


Sharon Hanshaw, Executive ...

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Sharon Hanshaw, Executive Director, Coastal Women For Change (CWC), Biloxi, Mississippi, USA: organized public forums on federal emergency management, education, affordable housing, elevated the voices of poor and minority communities around severe climate events such as Hurricane Katrina.


ED Notes

www.cwcbiloxi.org [cached]

Sharon Hanshaw

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Fighting Poverty with Family and Faith on the Gulf Coast - Sharon Hanshaw - God's Politics Blog

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