Groups Host City-Wide Candidates Forum for D.C. Mayor and City Council Chairman

Aug 13, 2010, 15:27 ET from National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

Forum Focuses on Education, Youth, and Women's Issues

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  The following was released today by the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation:

WHO: The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), The National Council of Negro Women, the Washington, DC Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Black Women's Roundtable, Thursday Network of the Greater Washington Area Urban League and Black Youth Vote! Forum will be moderated by Nakita Stewart, The Washington Post.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Dorothy I. Height Building

National Council of Negro Women National Headquarters

633 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20004

WHAT: The event will focus on three key areas: education, youth, and women's issues. Expected areas of intense focus include this year's controversial mass teacher firings as well as the implications of new teacher contracts on anticipated educational performance, educational outcomes among DC students, the District's summer jobs program, juvenile justice, and various issues around women's economic security, safety and overall well-being in the District of Columbia.

SOURCE National Coalition on Black Civic Participation