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Jan 31, 2012

Film & TV Star Vivica A. Fox to Speak at Black Women’s Roundtable Healthy Wealthy & Wise Weekend

Mims, FL – The Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation has confirmed actress, producer and businesswoman, Vivica A. Fox, to speak during their Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) 2012 Healthy, Wealthy and Wise National Empowerment Tour taking place Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Center in Mims, FL. The goal of the free event is to bring together national and local experts to educate and uplift underserved women and girls. For ticket, vendor and sponsor information call (321) 427-3475 or email shafscme@msn.com.

“We want to see women and girls of all ages to come together to share problems and information and support one another in sisterhood,” said Salandra Benton, convener of The Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation, a local affiliate of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation. “The Listening Sessions allow women and girls to have candid discussions in an intimate environment about issues that impact their lives.”

Over 100 Black women and girls will come together for a mini-expo, a walk of love for Cancer and HIV, and round table listening sessions addressing violence against women and girls, healthy living, jobs, and wealth. There will also be a special tribute to BWR members and Mims natives, Ruby Campbell Pulliam and Adrienne and the day will end with a rally and tour of the Moore Replica Home where Harry T. Moore and his wife were bombed on Christmas day.

In addition to Fox, speakers include: Melanie L. Campbell, BWR National Convener; Honorable Michael Blake, Mayor of Cocoa, FL; and Carolyn Thompson, Advancement Project.

“The goal of this national tour is to personally connect with smaller groups of women in underserved communities,” said Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of the *National Coalition on Black Civic Participation. “We provide experts in technology, finance and other areas as well as wonderful inspirational speakers like actress, singer and activist, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Susan L. Taylor of Cares Mentoring, and Clayola Brown president of A. Philip Randolph Institute.”

Vivica A. Fox’s feature film credits include "Kill Bill," "Independence Day," "Soul Food," "Batman and Robin," "Kingdom Come," “Set It Off,” and "Juwanna Mann." On the small screen, Fox co-executive produced and starred in the one-hour drama series "Missing," and appeared on the third season of "Dancing With The Stars." She also teamed up with VH1 to executive produce and find the next great celebrity stylist in the reality series "Glam God."

The BWR National Tour is made possible by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Florida BWR local partners include: Advancement Project; A. Philip Randolph Institute/Space Coast Chapter; American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations/Space Coast; Brevard County Park and Recreation; Coalition of Black Trade Unionists; and Florida Black Youth Vote! The group is also gearing up travel to the BWR National Summit in Washington, DC March 23-24, 2012.

Black Women’s Roundtable is an intergenerational women’s network of The National Coalition, a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing civic engagement in Black and underserved communities. For more information visit www.ncbcp.org.

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