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2019 Power Rising Summit
February 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm CST
Building on the historic success of the 2018 Power Rising Summit, Black women will reconvene in New Orleans, Louisiana from February 22nd – 24th, 2019.
Last year’s summit brought together Black women across ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, political affiliation, socioeconomic status, and gender experience. This year’s summit comes on the heels of a historic and transformative election in which Black women led the effort to elect the most diverse and female Congress in our nation’s history with more than 20 black women serving in Congress for the first time ever. The summit is excited to announce two inspiring speakers this year, women who have been leading efforts to improve the lives of Black women and all women in this country, Senator Kamala Harris (DCA) and Former Georgia Minority Leader and Founder and Chair of Fair Fight Action Stacey Abrams.
The 2019 Power Rising Summit will also feature speakers across various industries including author, educator, and commentator, Melissa Harris-Perry, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Beverly E. Smith, President, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Linda Goler Blount, MPH, President & CEO of Black Women’s Health Imperative, and Reverend Traci Blackmon, the Executive Minister of Justice & Local Church Ministries, United Church of Christ. With more speakers to be announced over the next two weeks.
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