bernadette_morris_web.jpgBernadette A. Morris, head of a North Miami public relations, advertising and marketing firm who also founded a public relations newswire aimed at black media, will headline the “Women’s Weekend” at the Church of the Open Door on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16 and 17.

Also on the program will be the Rev. Vanessee J. Burns, pastor of Carter Tabernacle CME Church in Orlando, and the Rev. Dr. Sheila Guillaume, Southeast regional youth minister for the Florida Conference United Church of Christ.

The event will offer a free workshop on Saturday, from 8:30 a.m.  to  1:30 p.m., with presentations by Morris, Burns and Guillaume. Morris will deliver a message at the 10:30 a.m.  Sunday service.

The Church of the Open Door is located at 6001 NW Eighth Ave. in Miami.

Morris is CEO of Sonshine Communications, a full-service marketing, public relations and advertising firm whose business model is based on Christian values.

Among the agency’s varied clients are Darden Restaurants Inc.,  Honeywell, Shula’s Steak House, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Census Bureau, the state Department of Health, the city of Miami and Miami-Dade County.

Sonshine also represents  Jesus People Ministries, Greater Bethel AME Church and Trinity International University, among other ministries.

Morris also owns Black PR Wire which is among the first and largest news distribution services aimed at black media. She founded Women Grow Strong, a non-profit organization supporting women through education and training.

Registration is required for the Saturday workshop. For more information, call 305-759-0373.

The Liberty City Link staff may be reached at 305-919-5677 or­­


Pictured:   Bernadette Morris