#BlackWomenLead at CBC
Friday, September 26, 2014 │ 9 – 11:50 a.m.
Sojourner Truth Legacy Project - "Women in Politics: Seizing the Gavel" Washington Convention Center, Room 144-BC
Panel Description: There are 102 women currently serving in the 113th Congress and many more women serve as elected officials at the state and local levels. However, not a single African American woman serves in the U.S. Senate or as a U.S. Governor. In fact, only 16 of the 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives are African American women.
The panel is focused on creating long-term strategies to analyze, expand, support and mentor women of color seeking to become or currently serving as elected officials; as well as strengthen their political participation. Higher Heights’ Co-Founder Glynda C. Carr will join the panel to discuss the findings of their recent report, “The Status of Black Women in America Politics.”
Friday, September 26, 2014 │ 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - Saturday, September 27, 2014
Visit Higher Heights’ #BlackWomenLead Exhibit Booth Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall E
Exhibit Hours: Thursday, September 25, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 26, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday, September 27, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Follow @HigherHeights4 at #BlackWomenLead