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Mar 9, 2015

BLACK WOMEN'S ROUNDTABLE TO HOST 4TH ANNUAL WOMEN OF POWER "HEALTHY, WEALTHY, WISE" NATIONAL SUMMIT IN WASHINGTON DC METRO AREA Invest. Inspire. Unite #bwrsummit15 #sistarpower

BLACK WOMEN'S ROUNDTABLE TO HOST 4TH ANNUAL WOMEN OF POWER "HEALTHY, WEALTHY, WISE" NATIONAL SUMMIT IN WASHINGTON DC METRO AREA

Invest. Inspire. Unite #bwrsummit15 #sistarpower (Washington, DC) - Hundreds of women from around the country will convene in the Washington, DC area Thursday, March 26, 2015 - Saturday, March 28th, 2015 for the Black Women's Roundtable Women of Power "Healthy. Wealthy, Wise" National Summit. The three-day summit to celebrate Women's History Month will include a wide range of activities with participants going to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill March 26th, and forums, meetings and other activities at the Crystal City Gateway Marriott March 27-28.

"The summit will focus on engaging in collective strategy to develop solutions for women and girls to live healthier, wealthier and wiser lives through public policy, civic engagement, social innovation, entrepreneurship, organizing, leadership development and mentoring," said Melanie Campbell, convener of the Black Women's Roundtable and president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation. The event is $50 for persons over 18 and $25 for students. Persons can register for the event here

In addition during the event, BWR plans the release of its 2015 report " Black Women in the U.S.," a follow-up to its ground-breaking 2014 report which has served as a foundation for much of the data which has been collected for and about the nation's black women and was showcased at last year's White House Conference on Children and Families.

Confirmed Speakers Include: Melanie Campbell, National Convener, Black Women's Roundtable and President & CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) Janaye Ingram, National Executive Director, National Action Network Salandra Benton, Florida Convener, Black Women's Roundtable Michelle DuBois, Founding Partner, Value Partnerships Avis Jones-DeWeever, President, Unlimited, LLC, Senior Policy Advisor Black Women's Roundtable Edna Kane-Williams, Vice President, Multicultural Markets, AARP Lucia McBath, mother of Jordan Davis, Gun Safety Advocate Elizabeth Powell, Secretary-Treasurer, American Postal Workers Union Hon. Shelia Tyson, Alabama Convener, Black Women's Roundtable Teresa C. Younger, President & CEO, Ms. Foundation for Women

The event is $50 for persons over 18 and $25 for students. Persons can register for the event here

The Black Women's Roundtable (BWR) serves as the women and girls empowerment arm of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation. BWR promotes health and wellness, economic security and sustainability, education and global empowerment. The National Coalition, founded in 1976, creates and enlightens communities by building institutional capacity that provides and develops leadership. By educating, motivating, organizing, and mobilizing Black communities, the National Coalition seeks to encourage full participation in a barrier-free democratic process. The National Coalition works to expand, strengthen, and empower communities to make voting and civic participation a cultural responsibility and tradition. Follow the Black Women's Roundtable on Twitter

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