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

    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 PM ? 9:30 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

    WHEN😕DATE: Thurs. March 22, 2012???TIME: ?7:30 PM ? 9:30 PM
    (Thursday schedule for National Summit below)??????????????????????????????????????????????????

    WHERE😕Congressional 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