Thursday March 22, 2012
3:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.
WASHINGTON, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speakers or panelists including senior officials from the Obama Administration, Congressional representatives, and public policy experts will address BWR Policy Priorities including: health care, jobs and small business opportunities, education, environmental justice, workers' rights; technology and broadband expansion and access in urban and rural Black communities.
The BWR Public Policy Briefing 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 www.ncbcp.org.
BWR Public Policy Briefing
Hosted by Black Women's Roundtable, an initiative of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
Heather Foster, Associate Director, The White House Office of Public Engagement
Thomas Reed, Director, Office of Communications Business Opportunities, FCC
Guest Speaker: Lisa Jackson, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
Respondent: Felicia Davis, Director, Facilities & Infrastructure Enhancement, Institute of Capacity
Public Policy Panels
ISSUE: Jobs and Economic Opportunity
Moderator: Kathi Wilkes, President, Wilkes Associates Group
ISSUE: Workers' Rights
Moderator: Carol Joyner, National Policy Director, Labor Project for Working Families
ISSUE: Healthcare: Affordable Care Act 2 Years Later
Moderator: Makani Themba, Executive Director, The Praxis Project
DATE: Thurs. March 22, 2012
TIME: 3:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.
Congressional Hall A/B
Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel
999 Ninth Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
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