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Black Women's Roundtable Hosts Its 8th Annual Women of Power National Summit

Releasing its 6th Annual Status of Black Women in the U. S. & Key States Report

Washington, D.C. (February 20, 2019) -- The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) Intergenerational Public Policy Network will celebrate Women’s History Month by hosting its 8th Annual Women of Power National Summit (BWR Summit ’19) from March 14 - 19, 2019 at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel. BWR Summit ‘19 will bring together Black women leaders and allies from across the country for five power packed days to share its public policy agenda priorities with the 116th Congress, develop organizing and empowerment strategies to lift up and improve the lives of Black women, their families & communities and much more!

This year’s theme, “It’s Time to Lead, Rise, and Shine,” embodies the BWR Summit’s mission to empower Black women and girls to build, organize, and strategize to leverage their collective and individual economic and political power. The BWR Summit is a core component of the BWR Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Empowerment Project. The BWR Empowerment Project focuses on amplifying the intergenerational power and voices of black women and girls on race & gender equity, economic security & prosperity, income inequality, health, economic, educational and social issues impacting urban centers, small towns and rural communities.

“Each year the BWR Women of Power Summit serves as the premier forum focused on showcasing & lifting up the unique power, leadership, expertise, talents and influence of Black women from diverse backgrounds and ages” shares Melanie L. Campbell, President & CEO, NCBCP and Convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable. “The summit arms our BWR members and other attendees with tools and resources to advocate for the issues that matter most to them in the halls of Congress and in their state and local government and stresses the importance of self-care as leaders” shared Campbell.

In addition, the summit will include the release of the 6th Annual BWR Report, “Black Women in the U.S. & Key States, 2019,” will assess the challenges, triumphs and overall contemporary condition of Black women in the nation. Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, a leading researcher on gender and race is serving as the editor-in-chief for the 2019 BWR Report. “The 2019 BWR Report will include findings on the influence of the Black women’s vote in the 2018 Mid-Terms and its implications to mobilizing this powerful electorate in the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election and continues to take an in-depth look at the issue of power and where Black women fall within the overarching power-dynamic,” shares Dr. Jones-DeWeever.

BWR Summit ’19 lead sponsors include: AT&T, AARP, The Coca-Company, Verizon, National Education Association, Service Employees International Union, The Moriah Fund.

The summit is open to the public. To register, visit Eventbrite here. The draft agenda follows.


WHO: National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Black Women’s Roundtable
WHAT: 8th Annual Women of Power National Summit
WHEN: March 14 – 19, 2019
WHERE: Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel, 999 K Street, NW, DC
Media RSVP: Credentialed members of the press should confirm their attendance here.
Press Contact: ncbcp@dsrptkommunications.com or (202) 643-1708

DRAFT AGENDA**

THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019

BWR Public Policy Education & Action Day One
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
[Attire: Business]

Press Conference on Capitol Hill and Hill Visits w/ House of Representatives Members Offices Capitol Hill
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

BWR Summit Site Registration
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019

BWR Public Policy Education & Action Day Two
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
[Attire: Business]

BWR Summit Site Registration
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Legislative Policy Lunch Briefing, Release 6th Annual BWR Report: Black Women & U. S. & Key States, 2019 & Hill Visits w/ U. S. Senate Members Offices
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Capitol Hill Visits Debriefing w/BWR State Delegations
3:30 pm – 4:25 pm
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel

Welcome & Opening Session: A Look Back to Move Forward in Leveraging the Power of the Sister Vote & Leadership
Follow Black Women if You Want to Win: The Role Black Women’s Leadership & Vote Played in Shifting Political Power in the 2018 Mid-Term Election Cycle Nationally & In the States
The Power is in the States: BWR State Conveners & Black Youth Vote! Leaders & State Partners Share What’s Happening in the States in 2019!
Laying Out BWR Roadmap for the Future: Updating BWR Strategic Platforms for 2019 – 2021 & Developing the BWR Girl Power Leadership Initiative
4:30 – 6:30 pm
Live Streamed on Facebook & Twitter

Dinner on Your Own
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019

Welcome Hospitality/Meet & Greet
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
[Attire: Casual]

GIRLS TRACK – Midnight Mixer (Emerging Leaders Only 17 & Under)
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019

It's All About YOU: Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Day
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
[Attire: Casual/Exercise Gear---Wear Red, White and/or Pink for Heart, Stroke and Cancer Prevention & Awareness]

BWR Summit Site Registration
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

It’s All About YOU – Health is Wealth! (Concurrent)
8th Annual Love You More Power Walk in Memory of Ruby Campbell-Pulliam
Group Exercises
8:00 am – 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast
8:30 am – 10:00 am

Why We Gather Opening Inspiration Session
9:00 am – 9:30 am

Mini-Expo (Entrepreneurs Pavilion, Authors Pavilion, Spa & Aroma Therapy, Massage Therapy, Cyber Café & More!)
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Self-Care, Health & Healing Enrichment Sessions (Concurrent Sessions)
9:30 am – 11:30 am

Morning Break
11:30 am – 12 Noon

It’s Time to Tell Our Stories Lunch Plenary w/Featured Authors & StoryTellers
12 Noon – 1:30 pm

Book Signing w/Featured Authors
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Healthy, Wealthy, Wise Empowerment & Enrichment Sister Circles (3 one hour concurrent circles)
Healthy Living Sister Circle
Wealth Building Sister Circle
Wise and In Charge Sister Circle
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

GIRLS TRACK – Healthy, Wealthy, Wise Sessions (Emerging Leaders Only 17 & Under)
2:00 pm –5:00 pm

SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019

It's All About YOU: Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Day

Dinner on Your Own
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrating Our SiSTARS!!!
BWR Sistar Power Awards Ceremony & Women’s History Month Reception
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
[Attire: Cocktail/Chic]

After Party
10:00 pm - Midnight

SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2019

Faith, Inspiration, Social Justice & Global Empowerment Day
8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Morning Inspiration Group Exercise: Health Is Wealth!
8:30 am – 9:00 am

BWR Summit Site Registration
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Mini-Expo (Entrepreneurs Pavilion, Authors Pavilion, Spa & Aroma Therapy, Massage Therapy, Cyber Café & More!)
9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Faith & Inspiration Ecumenical Spiritual Hour of Power Breakfast
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Live Streamed on Facebook & Twitter

BWR Power Building Roundtables: It’s Our Time to Lead, Rise & Shine!
Faith & Social Justice Leadership Roundtable
Global & Human Rights Leadership Roundtable
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Live Streamed on Facebook & Twitter

Free Time/Dinner on Your Own
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

It’s Time to Organize, Organize, Organize BWR Branding & Power Building Organizing Sessions (Concurrent)
BWR Regional Caucus Organizing Meetings: South, Mid-West, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic & West)
Organizing A BWR Network in Your State: Overview of Requirements & Toolkit
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Movie Screening and Pop Up Sister Circles
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2019
It’s All About Community Action & SiSTAR Power Day: It’s Our Time to Lead, Rise & Shine!
7:00 am – 9:00 pm
[Attire: Business Casual]

Morning Inspiration Group Exercise: Health is Wealth!
7:00 am – 7:30 am

BWR Summit Site Registration
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Continental Breakfast
7:30 am – 9:00 am

Mini-Expo (Entrepreneurs Pavilion, Authors Pavilion, Spa & Aroma Therapy, Massage Therapy, Cyber Café & More!)
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sistars Can We Talk Leadership Morning Plenary
Women of Color Share Their Triumphs & Challenges As Leaders, Powerbrokers & Community Builders
9:00 am – 12 Noon
Civil Rights, Worker’s Rights, Racial, Environmental & Social Justice Leadership Roundtable
Women’s Rights, LGBTQI Rights, Reproductive & Gender Justice Roundtable
Business, Media, Technology & Social Innovation Leadership Roundtable
Live Streamed on Facebook & Twitter

GIRLS TRACK: Girl Power - BWR Girl Power State-Based Initiatives Organizing Session (Emerging Leaders Only 17 & Under)
9:00 am – 12 Noon

Break
12 Noon – 12:15 pm

Education, Economic & Global Women & Girl Power Lunch Plenary
Live Streamed on Facebook & Twitter
12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

Break
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm

It’s Time to Organize, Organize, Organize To Win On Our Issues BWR Public Policy Organizing Sessions (Concurrent)
2:15 pm – 3:40 pm
▪ Protecting the Safety Net: Affordable Health Care, Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security & Reducing Prescription Drug Prices
▪ Criminal Justice/Policing Reform: Implementation of Criminal Justice Reform
▪ Equal Rights, Equal Pay and Work Family Policy: It’s Time for ERA, Equal Pay & Paid Family Leave to Become Law
▪ Hate Crimes/Racism: Stopping the Hate in the Trump Era
▪ Gun Violence/Violence Against Women & Girls of Color: Gun Safety & VAWA Reauthorization ▪ Jobs/Employment: The Future of Work for Low-Wage Workers

3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
▪ Voting Rights & Protecting Our Democracy: Bots, Voter Suppression & Fake News
▪ Immigration Reform is a Black Issue: DACA, TPS, Diversity Visas & More!
▪ 2020 Presidential Election/2020 Decennial Census/2021 Redistricting: Building Black Political Power for the Next Decade
▪ Cybersecurity & Internet Privacy Is a Civil Rights & Social Justice Issue
▪ Controlling Our Bodies: Reproductive Justice, Sex Trafficking & Sexual Abuse
▪ Affordable Housing: Rebuilding Wealth & Eradicating Poverty in Urban and Rural Black Communities

MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2019

It’s All About Community Day: It’s Our Time to Lead, Rise & Shine!

GIRLS TRACK: Girl Power - BWR Girl Power State-Based Initiatives Organizing Session (Emerging Leaders Only 17 & Under)
2:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Dinner On Your Own
5:15 pm – 7:15 pm

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Closing Session: A National Town Hall Meeting & Call to Action
Leveraging the Power of the Sister Vote & Leadership in 2020 Presidential Election, 2020 Decennial Census and 2021 Redistricting
Live Streamed on Facebook & Twitter

TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2019

Cultural Exchange Day
BWR Special Tours of Museums & Monuments (BWR State Delegations Only)
Washington, DC
9:00 am – 12 Noon

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