WASHINGTON — The 42nd Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) will convene September 19-22, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the District of Columbia.
Elected officials, community leaders, professional executives and constituents from throughout the nation will meet during the Conference to lay out specific concerns and policy issues affecting the African American community.
This year’s Conference theme, “Inspiring Leaders, Building Generations,” reflects the role that the CBCF plays in developing leaders, influencing policy and educating the public.
Conference workshops will include informative sessions concerning equity and Black empowerment, Diabetes, Heart Disease, HIV/AIDS and overall healthcare, education and the struggling Black male, a celebration of fine arts, a town hall meeting on voting rights. The planners are also hosting a gospel extravaganza, among other exciting events. One of the highlights of the Conference will be a major awareness campaign, hosted by the International Black Women Public Policy Institute (IBWPPI) in collaboration with Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-California) to focus on the domestic face of human trafficking.
At the Conference Congresswoman Bass will sponsor The Fourth Annual Policy Forum, “The International and Domestic Impact of Human Trafficking on African American Girls.”
Barbara Perkins, President IBWPPI said “Human Trafficking is one of the most egregious human rights violations today and is often referred to as modern day slavery.”
IBWPPI is also scheduled to host a briefing for select women leaders at the White House during CBC week.