Black Women to Discuss Voting Rights, Workers Rights & Justice for Trayvon Martin During Town Hall Meeting & Rally

PR Newswire

Thursday, March 22, 2012

7:30 PM9:30 PM                      

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Black Women's Roundtable (BWR) "Power of the Sister Vote" Town Hall Meeting & Rally will engage an intergenerational panel and audience in a conversation about what women want for their vote in the 2012 Election Cycle.  The discussion will include issues important to women including: the war on women's health, attack on workers' rights, and voting rights.  The Town Hall will also demonstrate the powerful role Black women play in leading successful advocacy, mobilization and voter protection efforts in national, state and local elections.  We will have a special focus on racial profiling, calling for justice in the recent fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida.

The BWR Town Hall Meeting & Rally is part of the BWR National Women of Power Summit, "Amplifying the Voices of Women and Girls in 2012 and Beyond."  The BWR Summit brings together local and national faith, political, civic and labor leaders, health experts, and financial advisors with the local community. The summit takes place March 21-24. For more information call (202) 659-4929 or visit

WHAT:  BWR Town Hall Meeting & Rally

WHO: Hosted by Black Women's Roundtable, an initiative of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

Greetings: Melanie L. Campbell, president & CEO National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Convener, BWR
Moderator: Krystal High, Editor-In-Chief, Politics 365

Invited panelists/speakers include:
Barbara Arnwine, Esq., Executive Director, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law/Election Protection Coalition
Clayola Brown, President & CEO, A. Philip Randolph Institute
Camara Hudson, D.C. High School Student, School Without Walls
Dr. Loretta Johnson, Secretary-Treasurer, AFT
Illai Kenney, Black Youth Vote! Fellow, NCBCP
Julian Kiganda, President, African Diaspora for Change
Tamika Mallory, National Executive Director, NAN
Tracy Sturdivant, Executive Director, State Voices
Petee Tally, Convener, Ohio Unity Coalition.
Music: Sapphire Exchange

WHENDATE: Thurs. March 22, 2012   TIME:  7:30 PM9:30 PM
(Thursday schedule for National Summit below)                                                  

WHERECongressional Hall A/B
Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel
999 Ninth Street, NW, Washington, DC.

CONTACT: Edrea Davis 770.961.6200/818.613.9521

Black Women's Roundtable is an intergenerational network of The National Coalition bringing together diverse women to motivate Black women to engage in all levels of civil society.

Contact: Edrea Davis 770.961.6200/818.613.9521 


SOURCE Black Women's Roundtable