Power Rising Summit: Building an Agenda for Black Women Media Advisory and Full Program

Instructions for media coverage, credentials and summit program

​Today, Power Rising, a national summit for black women announced the agenda and a list of powerhouse speakers and guests for the historic event in Atlanta, Feb. 22-25, 2018, that will gather over 800 black women at the Westin Peachtree Plaza.

Members of the media wishing to cover Power Rising: Building an Agenda for Black Women MUST email infor@powerrising.org and receive a confirmation in order to be credentialed to cover the summit. Only credentialed media will be permitted to attend summit events.

Media credentials will be available on Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at the media check-in table on the Peachtree level of the Westin Hotel. Members of the media must present valid photo ID with media organization to receive credential.

Friday, February 23, 2018
Press Check-In
WHEN: 8:30 AM ET
WHERE: Peachtree Level
**Members of the media must present valid photo ID w / media organization 

Friday, February 23, 2018 
Remarks by Stacey Abrams, former Georgia House Minority Leader
WHEN: 10:00 AM ET 
WHERE: Peachtree Ballroom

What’s at Stake for Black Women
Moderator: Tamron Hall
Panelists: Vanessa De Luca, Elle Hearns, Janice Mathis
WHEN: 10:00 AM ET
WHERE: Peachtree Ballroom

Young & Engaged: Luncheon 
Moderator: Symone Sanders
Panelists: Tiara Gendi, Nicole Tinson-Johnson, Nantasha Williams
WHEN: 12:30 PM ET
WHERE: Whitehall Ballroom

Power Rising Legacy Award Honor Ceremony ft. Debra L. Lee
WHEN: 12:30 PM ET
WHERE: Whitehall Ballroom

Workshop A: 2:15pm-3:45pm
Business & Economic Empowerment: Chastain, 6th Floor
A Brand New You: Mastering Your Career Moves, Chastain C
Moderator: Michele Jawando
Jewel Burks
September Hargrove
Tai Beauchamp
Cannon Kent

Your Career Balancing Act: Passion, Power and Wisdom, Chastain D
Moderator: Tracy Sturdivant
Edda Collins Coleman
Andra Hall
Daniella Leger

Financial Freedom 2020: What is the Roadmap to Economic Empowerment, Chastain E
Moderator: Nikitra Bailey
Labriah Lee Holt
Chloe Mckenzie
Adrienne White
Rep. Joyce Beatty

The Future of Black Women’s Work, Chastain J
Moderator: Hon. Patricia W. Lattimore
Danyelle Solomon
Felicia McDade
Alicia Garza
Rep. Brenda Lawrence

Culture & Community: Piedmont, 12th Floor
Coordinating Resources : Black Women in Philanthropy, Piedmont 1
Moderator: Nakisha Lewis
Christal Jackson
Kristi Henderson
Julia Beatty
Susan Taylor Batten

Say Her Name: Building a Movement To End State Sanction and the Criminalization of Black Women and Girls, Piedmont 3
Moderator: Andrea Ritchie
Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman
Arisha Hatch
Tiffany Loftin

Artivism: Social Justice Through an Artistic Lens, Piedmont 5
Moderator: Jessica Pierce
Anajli Benjamin-Webb
Monica Raye Simpson
Karrington Ballenger
Kimberly Selden

Education & Innovation, Chastain, 6th Floor
Moderator: Aunna Dennis
Samantha Davis
Angel Barsh

Your Power, Your Consent, Chastain G
Moderator: Zerlina Maxwell
Latishia AV James
Maya Eaddy

Digital Activism: Your #ForTheCulture Masterplan in Social Impact, Chastain H
Moderator: Angelique Roche
Nicole Sanders-Abbott
Amy Hunter
Rep. Yvette Clarke

Black Women CREATE: Apps, Coding & Funding Your New Ideas, Chastain I
Moderator: Jotaka Eaddy
Janeya Griffin
Hannah Lucas
Sherri Blount, Esq

Health & Wellness, Augusta, 7th Floor
I Am Not Your Superwoman: Black Women & Self Care, Augusta E
Moderator: Carla Gaskins-Nathan
Dr. Kathy Haynes
Alexis Posey
Gabrielle Jackson

Social & Physical Health – Black Women and Physical Activity, Augusta G
Moderator: Dr. Kwamme Anderson
Vanessa Garrison
Dr. Melicia Whitt-Glover
Yvonne Rubie

The Power of the Black Woman Coalition in Action, Augusta H
Moderator: Shavon Arline-Bradley
Dr. L Toni Lewis
Rev. Leslie Tune
Rep. Gwen Moore
Political Empowerment, Augusta, 7th Floor

How to Run for Office & WIN, Augusta A
Moderator: Muthoni Wambu Kraal
St. Senator Nikema Williams
Brianna Thomas
A’Shanti Gholar
Tishaura Jones
Rep. Robin Kelly

Political Capital: Money is Power, How to Raise and Leverage It, Augusta B
Moderator: Glynda Carr
Alexis McGill Johnson
Aisha Moodie Mills
Sonya Halpern

The Age of Spin – Mastering Political Communications in Today’s Society, Augusta C
Moderator: Karen Finney
Danielle Moodie Mills
Melanie Newman
Natasha Alford
Karine Jean Pierre

Alabama U.S. Senate Special Election: Case Study,  Augusta D
Moderator: Rep. Terri Sewell
DeJuana Thompson
Adrianne Shropshire
LaTosha Brown

Workshop B: 4:00pm-5:30pm
Business & Economic Empowerment: Chastain, 6th Floor
Create the Life You Deserve, Chastain E
Moderator: Joi Chaney
Adrienne “Tee” Lotson
Jeanine Liburd
Tracey Pickett

We Mean Business: Leveraging Our Financial Power, Chastain D
Moderator: Ann Marchant Walker
Dr. Tiffany Jamison
Lisa Cunningham
Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon

When and Where I Enter – Creating Affirming Spaces in the Workplace, Chastain C
Moderator: Jocelyn Frye
Fatima Goss Graves
Linnet Miller
Angela Guy

HERStory: Black Women Get It Done, Chastain J
Moderator: Yolanda Caraway
Lori Billingsley
Candace Mitchell
Lisa Bonner
Arsha Jones
Lynette Khalfani Cox

Culture & Community: Piedmont, 12th Floor
The Image of Black Women in Pop Culture and Media, Piedmont 1
Moderator: Michaela Angela Davis
Erika Alexander
Ebony Janice
Victoria White Mason
Keesha Boyd

Black And Undocumented: Sisters at the Intersection of the Immigration Crisis, Piedmont 2
Moderator: Nekessa Julia Opoti
Patrice Lawrence
Faye Phillip
Rep. Yvette Clarke

One in Three: Overcoming Intimate Partner Violence, Piedmont 3
Moderator: Monica Dennis
Aaryn Lang
Deon Haywood
Jazyln Crawford

Black Feminism 40 years later…What’s next, Workshop B, Piedmont 4
Moderator: Mocha Ochoa-Nana
Chirlane McCray
Wendi Wallace
Paris Hatcher
Sevonna Brown

Safety Beyond Policing: Organizing for Criminal Justice Reform, Piedmont 5
Moderator: Carmen Dixon
Kassandra Frederique
Felicia Pulliam

Education & Innovation, Chastain, 6th Floor
Safety First: It Takes a Village to Create Supportive Learning Environments, Chastain F, 
Moderator: Dyan Smiley
Rev. Dawnique Daughtry
Tyra Satchell
Kimberlin Butler

No More Hidden Figures: The Educational Path to a Career in STEM, Chastain G
Moderator: Lezli Baskerville
Christina Achampong
Ebony Lee
Rep. Alma Adams

Health & Wellness, Augusta, 7th Floor
Preventative Care vs. Sick Care, Augusta E
Moderator: Crystal Crawford
Min. Dr. Lisa Ashe
Michele Griffith,MD
Dr. Rhonda Scott

What if they Repeal & Replace?, Augusta F
Moderator: Shavon Arline Bradley
Linda Blount
Jacquelyn Ayers
Tamia Booker
Rep. Robin Kelly

Maternal & Reproductive Health, Augusta G, 
Moderator: Tyan Parker Dominguez
Leseliey Rose Welch
Dr. Joia Creary Perry
Stacey Stewart
Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman

Leave My Body Alone: Organizing & Winning the Repro Way: Augusta H
Moderator: Alencia Johnson
Monica Raye Simpson
Keauna Gregory
Marcela Howell

Political Empowerment, Augusta, 7th Floor
Running Issue Campaigns to Win Elections, Augusta A
Moderator: State Rep Mable Thomas
Dee Brown
Amber Goodwin
Kierra Johnson
Danielle Atkinson

New School Organizing: Political Organizing in the Digital Age, Augusta B
Moderator: LaToia Jones
Rebecca Thompson
Aimee Allison
Crystal Patterson

Politics As a Profession, Augusta C
Moderator: Simone Ward
Ayanna Pressley
Amanda Brown Lierman
LaDavia Drane
Julie Greene

Politics and the Intersection of Civic Engagement, Augusta D
Moderator: Jessica Byrd
Stefanie Brown James
Rev. Regena Thomas
Bertha Lewis
Rep. Frederica Wilson

Saturday February 24, 2018
In Conversation with Cicely Tyson and Nicole Ari Parker
WHEN: 9:30 AM ET WHERE: Peachtree Ballroom
From #MeToo to #TimesUp
Moderated by Melanie Campbell
WHEN: 10:45 AM ET
WHERE: Chastain D/E

A Sound Mind: Protecting Our Mental Health ft. Jennifer Lewis & Chirlane McCray
WHEN: 10:45 AM ET
WHERE: Augusta E/F/G/H

Women in Technology: Surviving and Thriving ft. Lisa Jackson & Star Jones
WHEN: 10:45 AM ET
WHERE: Augusta A/B/C/D

Author’s Showcase Luncheon Featuring: Dawn Davis, Luvvie Ajayi, Beverly Bond, Veronica Chamber, Brittney Cooper WHEN: 12:30 PM ET WHERE: Whitehall Ballroom 
Building our Own Agenda: Creating an Action Plan for Our Future
WHEN: 2:15 PM ET
WHERE: Peachtree Ballroom

Smart, Funny, and Black
WHEN: 8:00 PM ET
WHERE: Peachtree Ballroom

Sunday, February 25, 2018
Sunday Gathering of Sisters ft. Angela Rye & Leah Daughtry
WHEN: 10:00 AM ET
WHERE: Peachtree Ballroom

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