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BLACK WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE AND ESSENCE TO RELEASE 3RD ANNUAL POWER OF THE SISTER POLL WITH EYE OPENING RESULTS AT CBCF ALC ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

September 14, 2017 (Washington, DC) – On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) will hold its 9th Annual Public Policy Forum, in partnership with ESSENCE and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF), during the opening day of the 2017 CBCF’s Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, DC. The Forum, entitled Time for a Power Shift: Black Women Leading the Resistance in the Streets. Changing Political & Economic Power from Capitol Hill, State Capitols to City Halls, the Board Room to the C-Suites, will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 5:15 p.m. in Room 207 AB, the Washington Convention Center. 

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2017 BWR  Essence Magazine

POWER OF THE SISTER POLL

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BLACK WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE AND AARP LAUNCH

 “HEALTHCARE IS A HUMAN RIGHT” #NOTAPRIVILEGE CAMPAIGN

Black Women Leaders Join Forces In A Call To Action to Protect Medicare, Medicaid, and Affordable Health Care

May 31, 2017 (Washington, DC) – Today, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR), in collaboration with the AARP, announced the launch of its HealthCARE is a HumanRight #NotAPrivilege Campaign (BWR HealthCARE Campaign).  The campaign is a call to action, beginning today, that is focused on protecting Medicare, Medicaid and quality affordable health care for seniors, children, young adults and the poor; and protecting Social Security for seniors, dependents and the disabled.  

For more information click here: BWR HealthCARE Campaign

The BWR HealthCARE Campaign’s overarching goal is to protect the economic condition and overall health and well-being of Black Women and our families through education, organizing and advocacy.

Additional national and state-based partners include: A. Philip Randolph Institute, Alabama Coalition on Black Civic Participation/AL BWR, Black Youth Vote!, Clayton County GA BWR, Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Florida BWR, Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda/GA BWR, International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute, Labor Project for Working Families, Family Values @ Work, Moms Rising, Mothers of Hope/Kalamazoo BWR, Mothering Justice/Detroit BWR, National African American Clergy Network, National Council of Negro Women, National Organization of Black County Officials, NOBEL Women, North Carolina BWR, Ohio Unity Coalition, Pittsburgh BWR/SSON, Women’s March on Washington and others. The BWR HealthCARE Campaign is also supported by the Moriah Fund.
 
To Join the BWR HealthCARE Campaign contact  
 Ebonee Rice, BWR Projects Manager, NCBCP, at bwrunity@ncbcp.org or (202) 659-4929.

 

 

ESSENCE Magazine announced that  Melanie L. Campbell , President of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) and Convener of the Black Women's Roundtable (BWR), is one of the 100 women in their inaugural #Woke100 list, which "honors Black women activists, artists, politicians, educators, organizers, journalists and creators who are working to achieve equality for people of color."

Melanie and the other members of the ESSENCE #WOKE100 will be featured in the magazine's May 2017 issue, which will be on newsstands April 21st.

 

2017 BWR Summit Photo Gallery

2017 BWR Report 4th Edition - Black Women in the U.S., Moving Our Agenda Forward in a Post-Obama Era  

2017 BWR Report 4th Edition - Executive Summary 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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