NCBCP and Black Women’s Roundtable

NCBCP and Black Women’s Roundtable

New Orleans, LA, July 05, 2024 — The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), National Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR), in partnership with Louisiana Black Women’s Roundtable and Mississippi Black Women’s Roundtable, are thrilled to announce the upcoming 10th Annual “Black Women’s Roundtable Gathering & Jazz Brunch” will take place on July 5 during Essence Fest 2024. The BWR Gathering will feature two dynamic Power Talk Tables on Leveraging the Power of the Black Women and Youth Vote in the 2024 Presidential Election, with influential national and local Black women leaders along with A-list media personalities, and include a discussion on the 9th Annual BWR/Essence Poll on issues important to Black women voters conducted by HIT Strategies. Jazz Vocalist Stephanie Jordan and Harpist Cassie Watson Francillon will provide entertainment during Jazz Brunch.

The Power Talk Tables will delve into the critical significance Black women will play in the upcoming election and its impact on the Black community. Award-winning host, social justice advocate, lawyer, commentator, Angela Rye and on-air political analyst and author, Tiffany Cross will moderate the Power Table discussions.

Melanie L. Campbell, President & CEO, Convener, National Black Women’s Roundtable shares, “The NCBCP Black Women’s Roundtable will be hosting our annual Women of Power Gathering during Essence Festival Weekend in New Orleans. We are bringing together Black women leaders across generations to ‘party with a purpose’ to celebrate Essence Fest 30th anniversary; and to strategize on the importance of leveraging the power of the Black women’s vote and Black youth vote in the 2024 Presidential Election. This election will determine if we have a democracy or a dictatorship. Voting rights, reproductive rights, LGBTQ+rights, workers rights, affirmative action, access to economic opportunity, education and the freedom to learn black history are on the ballot. We will use the power of our ballots to fight for our rights, freedom and opportunity for future generations and we will win!”

Cassandra Welchlin, Executive Director and Co-Convener of the Mississippi Black Women’s Roundtable and Mississippi Coalition on Black Civic Participation, expressed enthusiasm about the importance of hosting the BWR Women of Power Gathering: “I am always thankful for the opportunity Essence Music Festival presents each year to center the Black women, girls and families that MSBWR represents to the national stage. Closing the critical wage gap. Providing lifesaving access to health care. The provision of affordable and quality childcare options. And, as we will discuss in this forum, shifting power at the voting booth and at the policy table.”

“Black women are the backbone of our democracy, wielding immense power through their votes. As we gear up for the upcoming presidential election, their voices must be heard loud and clear, pushing back against injustice and inequality with unwavering determination.”said Gwendolyn Hughes, Convener of the Louisiana Black Women’s Roundtable.

The Black Women’s Roundtable Jazz Brunch and Women of Power Gathering will take place during Essence Fest 2024, continuing the tradition of celebrating and advancing the leadership and influence of Black women across the nation and globally.

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