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8th BWR Women of Power National Summit

Celebrating Women’s History Month: Its Our Time to Lead, Rise & Shine!

March 14 – 19, 2019

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel 999 K Street, NW*Washington, DC

 

DRAFT AGENDA**

THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019

BWR Public Policy Education & Action Day One

10:00 am – 9:00 pm

[Attire: Business]

 

Press Conference on Capitol Hill on Federal Budget, VAWA, Paid Family Leave and Voting Rights

Hill Visits w/ House of Representatives Members Offices

Capitol Hill

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

BWR Summit Site Registration

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019

BWR Public Policy Education & Action Day Two

10:00 am – 9:00 pm

[Attire: Business]

 

BWR Summit Site Registration

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Legislative Policy Lunch Briefing, Release 6th Annual BWR Report: Black Women & U. S. & Key States, 2019

& Hill Visits w/ U. S. Senate Members Offices

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

Capitol Hill Visits Debriefing w/BWR State Delegations

3:30 pm – 4:25 pm

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel

 

Welcome & Opening Session: A Look Back to Move Forward in Leveraging the Power of the Sister Vote & Leadership

Follow Black Women if You Want to Win: The Role Black Women’s Leadership & Vote Played in Shifting Political Power in the 2018 Mid-Term Election Cycle Nationally & In the States

The Power is in the States: BWR State Conveners & Black Youth Vote! Leaders & State Partners Share What’s Happening in the States in 2019!

Laying Out BWR Roadmap for the Future: Updating BWR Strategic Platforms for 2019 – 2021 & Developing the BWR Girl Power Leadership Initiative

4:30 – 6:30 pm

Live Streamed on Facebook & Twitter

 

Dinner on Your Own

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

 

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019

Welcome Hospitality/Meet & Greet

Movie Screening

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

[Attire: Casual]

 

GIRLS TRACK – Midnight Mixer (Emerging Leaders Only 17 & Under)

9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019

It's All About YOU: Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Day

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

[Attire: Casual/Exercise Gear---Wear Red, White and/or Pink for Heart, Stroke and Cancer Prevention & Awareness]

 

BWR Summit Site Registration

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

It’s All About YOU – Health is Wealth! (Concurrent)

8th Annual Love You More Power Walk in Memory of Ruby Campbell-Pulliam

Group Exercises

8:00 am – 8:30 am

 

Continental Breakfast

8:30 am – 10:00 am

 

Why We Gather Opening Inspiration Session

9:00 am – 9:30 am

 

Mini-Expo (Entrepreneurs Pavilion, Authors Pavilion, Spa & Aroma Therapy, Massage Therapy, Cyber Café & More!)

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Self-Care, Health & Healing Enrichment Sessions (Concurrent Sessions)

9:30 am – 11:30 am

 

Morning Break

11:30 am – 12 Noon

 

It’s Time to Tell Our Stories Lunch Plenary w/Featured Authors & StoryTellers

12 Noon – 1:30 pm

 

Book Signing w/Featured Authors

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

 

Healthy, Wealthy, Wise Empowerment & Enrichment Sister Circles (3 one hour concurrent circles)


Healthy Living Sister Circle

Wealth Building Sister Circle

Wise and In Charge Sister Circle

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

 

GIRLS TRACK – Healthy, Wealthy, Wise Sessions (Emerging Leaders Only 17 & Under)

2:00 pm –5:00 pm

 

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019

It's All About YOU: Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Day

 

Dinner on Your Own

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Celebrating Our SiSTARS!!!

BWR Sistar Power Awards Ceremony & Women’s History Month Reception

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

[Attire: Cocktail/Chic]

 

After Party

10:00 pm - Midnight

 

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2019

Faith, Inspiration, Social Justice & Global Empowerment Day

8:30 am – 1:00 pm

 

Morning Inspiration Group Exercise: Health Is Wealth!

8:30 am – 9:00 am

 

BWR Summit Site Registration

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

 

Mini-Expo (Entrepreneurs Pavilion, Authors Pavilion, Spa & Aroma Therapy, Massage Therapy, Cyber Café & More!)

9:00 am – 3:30 pm

 

Faith & Inspiration Ecumenical Spiritual Hour of Power Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Live Streamed on Facebook & Twitter

 

BWR Power Building Roundtables: It’s Our Time to Lead, Rise & Shine!

Faith & Social Justice Leadership Roundtable

Global & Human Rights Leadership Roundtable

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Live Streamed on Facebook & Twitter

 

Free Time/Dinner on Your Own

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

It’s Time to Organize, Organize, Organize BWR Branding & Power Building Organizing Sessions  (Concurrent)

BWR Regional Caucus Organizing Meetings: South, Mid-West, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic & West)

Organizing A BWR Network in Your State: Overview of Requirements & Toolkit

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

 

Movie Screening and Pop Up Sister Circles

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2019

It’s All About Community Action & SiSTAR Power Day: It’s Our Time to Lead, Rise & Shine!

7:00 am – 9:00 pm

[Attire: Business Casual]

 

Morning Inspiration Group Exercise: Health is Wealth!

7:00 am – 7:30 am

 

BWR Summit Site Registration

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Continental Breakfast

7:30 am – 9:00 am

 

Mini-Expo (Entrepreneurs Pavilion, Authors Pavilion, Spa & Aroma Therapy, Massage Therapy, Cyber Café & More!)

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Sistars Can We Talk Leadership Morning Plenary

Women of Color Share Their Triumphs & Challenges As Leaders, Powerbrokers & Community Builders

9:00 am – 12 Noon

Civil Rights, Worker’s Rights, Racial, Environmental & Social Justice Leadership Roundtable

Women’s Rights, LGBTQI Rights, Reproductive & Gender Justice Roundtable

Business, Media, Technology & Social Innovation Leadership Roundtable

Live Streamed on Facebook & Twitter

 


GIRLS TRACK: Girl Power - BWR Girl Power State-Based Initiatives Organizing Session (Emerging Leaders Only 17 & Under)

9:00 am – 12 Noon

 

Break

12 Noon – 12:15 pm

 

Education, Economic & Global Women & Girl Power Lunch Plenary

Live Streamed on Facebook & Twitter

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

 

Break

1:45 pm – 2:15 pm

 

It’s Time to Organize, Organize, Organize to Win on Our Issues BWR Public Policy Organizing Sessions (Concurrent)

2:15 pm – 3:40 pm


§  Protecting the Safety Net: Affordable Health Care, Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security & Reducing Prescription Drug Prices

§  Criminal Justice/Policing Reform: Implementation of Criminal Justice Reform

§  Equal Rights, Equal Pay and Work Family Policy: It’s Time for ERA, Equal Pay & Paid Family Leave to Become Law

§  Hate Crimes/Racism: Stopping the Hate in the Trump Era

§  Gun Violence/Violence Against Women & Girls of Color: Gun Safety & VAWA Reauthorization


§  Jobs/Employment: The Future of Work for Low-Wage Workers

 

3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

§  Voting Rights & Protecting Our Democracy: Bots, Voter Suppression & Fake News

§  Immigration Reform is a Black Issue: DACA, TPS, Diversity Visas & More!

§  2020 Presidential Election/2020 Decennial Census/2021 Redistricting: Building Black Political Power for the Next Decade

§  Cybersecurity & Internet Privacy Is a Civil Rights & Social Justice Issue

§  Controlling Our Bodies: Reproductive Justice, Sex Trafficking & Sexual Abuse

§  Affordable Housing: Rebuilding Wealth & Eradicating Poverty in Urban and Rural Black Communities

 

 

MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2019

It’s All About Community Day: It’s Our Time to Lead, Rise & Shine!

 


GIRLS TRACK: Girl Power - BWR Girl Power State-Based Initiatives Organizing Session (Emerging Leaders Only 17 & Under)

2:15 pm – 5:15 pm

 

Dinner On Your Own

5:15 pm – 7:15 pm

 

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Closing Session: A National Town Hall Meeting & Call to Action

Leveraging the Power of the Sister Vote & Leadership in 2020 Presidential Election, 2020 Decennial Census and 2021 Redistricting

Live Streamed on Facebook & Twitter

 

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2019

Cultural Exchange Day

BWR Special Tours of Museums & Monuments (BWR State Delegations Only)

Washington, DC

9:00 am – 12 Noon

 

 


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