African American Women on the Hill

#CBCFALC Know Your Rights: Minorities Dealing with the Police and Issues of Police Brutality

Know Your Rights: Minorities Dealing with the Police and Issues of Police Brutality
Date: Friday, September 26, 2014
Time: 3:00 P.M.
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room 202 B
Description: Oscar Grant, of Oakland, Calif.; Eric Gantor of New York; Jonathan Ferrell, a student at FAMU; Kendrec Mcdade of Pasadena, Calif; and Marlene Pinnock of Los Angeles, Calif., have all been victims of police brutality. Alpha Phi Alpha, Dream Defenders, and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), have joined forces to bring this issue to the forefront and to dialogue on solutions during the Congressional Black Caucus’, Annual Legislative Conference Week. This will be an in depth discussion about knowing your rights, dealing with the police, evaluating policy on police sentencing when officers commit crimes, and how journalism and the media can be used as a tool to make a change. This session will be moderated by actor and author Hill Harper. Panelists include: Daryl Parks, Attorney, Parks & Crump and Attorney for the families of Trayvon Martin & Michael Brown; Lee Ivory, NABJ Region II Director, President and CEO of Ivory Communications, Former deputy managing editor of USA TODAY’s News; Ahmad Abuznaid, Legal and Policy Director, Dream Defenders; Ruby Sales, Executive Director, Spirit House Project; Christin “Ci Ci” Battle, M.S., State-wide Youth Engagement Coordinator, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice; and Special Guest, Congressman Steven Horsford (D-NV).
RSVP information: Please RSVP here.

#CBCFALC Financial Strategies for Minority Ownership of Media and Communications Firms

Financial Strategies for Minority Ownership of Media and Communications Firms
Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Washington Convention Center, Rm. 147-B
Description: Mignon Clyburn, a Commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission, Timothy Robinson a Counsel for Representative Bobby L. Rush, Dr. Nicol Turner Lee, from Minority Media and Telecommunications Council, Earl Jones, the Market President of iHeartMedia Chicago, Ann Marie Mahlum, SBA Associate Administrator, James Reynolds, the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Loop Capital, Charles Warfield, the President and COO of ICBC Broadcast Holdings and Rohan Williamson, a Professor of Finance at Georgetown Business School, come together to discuss businesses ownership, telecommunications. broadcasting and media, from the perspective of black business leaders
RSVP information: Free and open to the public

#CBCFALC Black Women Speak: Culture, Community, and Commitment

Black Women Speak: Culture, Community, and Commitment
Date: Friday, September 26, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Location: Room 145-A, Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Description: Theresa Caldwell of NewVisionNewLife.com, Hon. Aja Brown, Mayor of Compton, CA, Dr. Carol Adams from the DuSable Museum of
African American History, Beverly Bond of BLACK GIRLS ROCK! INC, Michellene Davis Esq. from Barnabas Health and Marva l. Goldsmith from eWaste Tech Systems, LLC come together to discuss issues relevant to black women today
RSVP information: Free and open to the public

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THURSDAY: Leadership Roundtable on Floor Procedure (9/4)

African American Women on the Hill Network Presents:

LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE SERIES

featuring

REEMA DODIN
Floor Director for Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin

&

SHUWANZA GOFF
Floor Director for House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

When: Thursday, September 4, 2014
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Where: 428 Russell Senate Office Building

Please email “Senior Staff Sept 4 Roundtable” to aawhn00@gmail.com by to RSVP. This event will be capped.

AAWHN Leadership Roundtable with Senior Staff in the House and Senate

African American Women on the Hill Network Presents: 

LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE SERIES

featuring 

ADRIENNE CHRISTIAN
Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Donna Edwards (MD-04)

& 

VERONICA GILLESPIE
Elections Counsel, Senate Committee on Rules and Administration

When: Monday, July 21, 2014
Time:  4:00 – 5:00 pm
Where: H-144 U.S. Capitol

Join the AAWHN Leadership Roundtable Series for an opportunity to have a candid discussion with senior House and Senate staffers.

Please email “Senior Staff July 21 Roundtable” to aawhn00@gmail.com by Friday, July 18 to RSVP.  This event will not be capped.

Thank You and Pictures – AAWHN’s Meet & Greet Reception

A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to mingle at AAWHN’s Meet & Greet Reception! DJ Jahsonic was amazing, the energy that you all brought was magnetic, and the weather held up beautifully. We had a blast. We hope you did too!

Please enjoy photos from this event on AAWHN’s Facebook Page or at J Spot Photography’s website.

AAWHN would like to gratefully acknowledge our sponsors – Thank You!

 Ben’s Chili Bowl
Ben’s Next Door
Black Leaf Vodka
J Spot Photography

We would also like to thank our gracious event host, Room & Board.

A special thank you to Joyce Brayboy, Tiffany Moore, Molly Ryan and Courtney Snowden for their generous support, and to our many volunteers for helping to make the event run smoothly.

In recognition of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, we would like to thank all of those individuals who have honorably served and who continue serve in the U.S. Military, including over 167,000 African-American women. We are so appreciative of you and your families’ sacrifices- Thank you!