* Tuesday, October 12th, at 9:00 a.m., Michele Jones, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense and White House Liaison will lead a roundtable dialogue with Gulf Coast Veteran Women (veteran women only) and at 11:30 a.m. Susan L. Taylor will moderate the BWR Empowerment “Sisters Can We Talk” Intergenerational Luncheon Dialogue: Ending Violence Against Women & Girls. Panelists include: Mirtha Beadle, Deputy Director, Office of Minority Health, U. S. Department of Health & Human Services; Dr. Elsie Scott, President & CEO, ; Dr. Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre, 24th National President, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; and Robin Faison, Program Coordinator, (invited). (Cost: $40.00 Purchase BWR Luncheon Tickets at www.ncbcp.org/bwrneworleans.)
African American Women of Purpose and Power will conclude the BWR Tour by hosting a Candidates Forum, Oct. 12th, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Dillard University â€“ Professional Schools and Sciences Building. [This event is open to the public]
“The BWR Empowerment Tour is a groundbreaking initiative and is very timely.” says Dr. Beverly Wright, Founder and President, African American Women of Purpose and Power, “The New Orleans community is happy to partner with local and national organizations in order to address issues that affect Black and underserved women and girls in New Orleans and surrounding communities.”
BWR Tour National and Local Partners include: African American Women of Purpose and Power, Louisiana Unity Coalition, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Alpha Beta Omega and Omicron Lambda Omega Chapters, A. Philip Randolph Institute, Black Women’s Health Imperative, Churches Supporting Churches, City of New Orleans Health Department, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Crescent City Chapter Links, Daughters of charity, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice at Dillard University, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. â€“ New Orleans Alumnae Chapter, EXCELth, Incorporated, House Calls Home Health Care, House of Ruth, Lower 9th Ward Health Clinic, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Louisiana Justice Institute, , Maxima Home Health Care, Metro Disposal Services, NAFEO, National Center for Victims of Crime, , , New Orleans Council on Aging, Operation Hope, Peoples Health Medicare Advantage, Voices of the Ex-Offender, The Praxis Project, Urban League of Greater New Orleans, The William Kellibrew Foundation, YMCA (Partial Listing).
The NCBCP BWR National Empowerment Tour is made possible by the generous support of the W.F. Kellogg Foundation. Established in 1930, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger society. Grants are concentrated in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, and southern Africa.
BWR Gulf Coast Tour sponsors include: AT&T, Verizon Foundation and the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Additional BWR Empowerment Tour cities include: Mobile, AL; Greenville & Gulfport/Biloxi, MS; Daytona Beach & Mims, FL; Atlanta, GA; Pittsburgh/Mon Valley, PA; Greensboro, NC; Detroit & Kalamazoo, MI; and a final national convening in Washington, DC.