Join Us in Our Global Engagement Work During Black History Month


From The Desk of President Barbara A. Perkins

Happy Black History Month! It’s a time for us to reflect on not only the achievements of our trailblazers in the African Diaspora, but their sacrifices and deep commitment to the freedom struggle to make our world more equitable for all. Let us celebrate the heros and sheroes that are both well-known and unsung for their scientific, cultural, economic and artistic contributions in the world.


As we leap into what I am calling the year of the Black Woman, the International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute (IBWPPI) has a few significant highlights to share. We’ve moved into new and expanded office space in Southwest Atlanta and welcomed two new staff members. Erica Bass-Flimmons, Ph.D. , has joined the team as our Executive Director, and Stacie W. Fujii has joined as our Senior Policy Advisor. Please join me and the Board of Directors in welcoming them both. We look forward to their leadership.


Ending Black History Month, we are focusing our efforts on a goal of bringing in 200 new members to IBWPPI. We need your help; please share our newsletter with friends and encourage them to join our efforts to connect with Black women globally.


If you have not done so already, we ask you to consider renewing your annual membership as February is Membership Recruitment Month! Don’t miss out as we have so much in store with our international work, and the establishment of our new Global Engagement Committee, which we will be asking you to participate in. This year IBWPPI will be represented at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (Session 64) in New York City on Thursday, March 12. More details are included in the newsletter.


Thank you for your membership and your support. Would you let me know what we can do to support you in your personal and professional endeavors?


Please join us on this new journey and feel free to drop by our new offices when you’re in town. We’re located at 3915 Cascade Rd Suite T147, Atlanta, GA 30331.


In Peace,

Barbara A. Perkins