Power Rising: Building an Agenda for Black Women Announces Additional Speakers

First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray and Actress Jenifer Lewis to Focus on Mental Health Wellness

Today, Power Rising, a national summit for black women, announced additional speakers who will participate in the historic event in Atlanta, Feb. 22-25, 2018, at the Westin Peachtree Plaza.

Power Rising Summit: Building an Agenda for Black Women will provide a space for black women and girls from all 50 states and the District of Columbia to come together and leverage collective wisdom and experience to turn power into action. Participants in the summit will help create an agenda to be implemented in their communities and nationally that leverages social, political, professional, cultural and economic power. 

More than 30 high-profile and front-line activists, political operatives, businesswomen and organizational leaders representing the broad diversity of black womanhood have banded together to organize this historic summit. First Lady of New York City and founder of Sisters Thrive Chirlane McCray and actress and mental health advocate Jenifer Lewis will be featured speakers and will address issues around black women and mental health wellness. 

“I am delighted to join this dynamic group of leaders who have achieved so much in their respective fields. This gathering will enable us to share new ways to uplift our communities and maximize our collective strength. As the largest voting demographic in the country, black women must seize opportunities like this to unite and work on transformative, systemic change.” -- New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray

The summit is organized around five key pillars of activism and engagement: Business & Economic Empowerment; Culture & Community; Education, Technology and Innovation; Health & Wellness; and Political Empowerment.

The following is a list of additional confirmed speakers: 

Erika Alexander, Actress

Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City

Karen Finney, Political Consultant

Elle Hearns, Martha P. Johnson Institute

Lisa Jackson, Apple Inc.

Rev. Bernice A. King

Jenifer Lewis, Actress

Angela Rye, IMPACT Strategies

For the previous list of speakers, see here: https://www.newswire.com/news/power-rising-building-an-agenda-for-black-women-announces-partial-list-20231691

Media Contact: Emma Christman, INFOR@powerrising.org

MEDIA NOTE: Members of the media who wish to cover the event must submit full name and media organization to INFOR@powerrising.org. You will be contacted to confirm your credential, which can be picked up on Feb. 22. 

Source: Power Rising


Categories: Politics, African American, Culture

Tags: Chirlane McCray, Mental Health, Power Rising 2018


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