#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. 
















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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.



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