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Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Congresswoman Donna Edwards, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, and FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn among featured speakers


WASHINGTON, DC Black Women’s Roundtable Public Policy Network (BWR) will celebrate women’s history and the 102nd birthday of the late Dr. Irene Height releasing a report on the current condition of Black women in the US at the headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). The report will be released during a legislative briefing being held as part of the BWR National Summit taking place Thursday March 27 – Saturday March 29.

WHO: Black Women’s Roundtable, confirmed speakers:

·         Congresswoman Yvette Clarke

·         Congresswoman Donna Edwards

·         Congresswoman Marcia Fudge

·         Congressional Black Caucus

· FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn

WHAT: Legislative Briefing and release of report on Black Women in the US

WHEN: DATE: Thursday, March 27, 2014           TIME: 12:30 – 2:00 PM

WHERE: National Council on Negro Women Headquarters

633 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20004

(after the briefing the delegates will return to the Capitol to complete visits to congressional offices).

ABOUT BWR:

BWR, an intergenerational women’s policy network of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), stays at the forefront of championing just and equitable public policy on behalf of Black women and girls and promotes health and wellness, economic security, education and global empowerment as key elements for success.

The BWR Report,Black Women in the United States: Progress & Challenges 50 Years After the War on Poverty, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 60 Years After Brown v. Board of Education, is the first in an annual series of reports that will utilize data from a wide range of government and private sources to provide a broad view of the lives of Black Women in America at this critical juncture. Contributing writers are:

  • The Economy –  Channel Hardy, National Urban League Policy Institute
  • Education — Avis Jones-DeWeever, PhD, Incite Unlimited
  • Politics –  Elsie Scott, PhD, Ronald W. Walters Leadership & Public Policy Center, Howard University, Waikinya Clanton, NOBEL-Women
  • Business  –  Felicia Davis, Building Green Network
  • The Labor Movement — Carol Joyner, Labor Project for Working Families, Robin Williams, UFCW
  • Technology — Joycelyn Tate, Telecom Talk
  • Criminal Justice — Avis Jones-DeWeever, PhD, Incite Unlimited
  • Health & Wellness — L. Toni Lewis, MD, SEIU
  • The Retirement Years — Edna Kane-Williams, AARP
  • BWR Policy Agenda for 2014 and Beyond – Melanie Campbell, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Makani Themba, The Praxis Project
  • BWR Civic Engagement and Empowerment Strategy (2014-2020)- Melanie Campbell, NCBCP, Letetia Daniels Jackson, Groundswell Fund

For more information visit www.ncbcp.org.

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