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Mar 26, 2014

Schedule for BWR Women of Power Summit

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Black Women’s Roundtable to Release
Report on Black Women During
Legislative Briefing at NCNW

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).

MEDIA: Please RSVP to: Edrea or call 818.613.9521.


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

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