Black Women United: Where the Real Power Lies

August 03, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
The Greater Columbus Convention Center // C161

Sponsored By

Moderator:  Angela Rye, Principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies; CNN Political Commentator and NPR Political Analyst

Pollster: Dr. Elsie Scott, Director, Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center, Howard University

Sponsor Remarks: Ramon Looby, Senior Vice President, and Public Policy Lead, Bank of America

Melanie L. Campbell, President & CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation; Convener, Black Women’s Roundtable
Tamika D. Mallory, Founder, Mallory Consulting; National Co-Chair for the Women’s March and Activist
Stefanie Brown James, Co-Founder of The Collective PAC; CEO and Founding Partner of Vestige Strategies, LLC
The Honorable Nina Turner, former Ohio State Senator; President, Our Revolution
Areva Martin, Civil Rights Attorney; CNN Legal Analyst; TV Co-host, Face the Truth; and Author, “Make It Rain”

Sponsor: Bank of America

In the early hours of December 13th, 2017, Twitter was in a frenzy! What was the cause of all of the hype? Black Women! The representation of black women during the Alabama Senate elections was so dynamic that it caused twitter to create a hashtag entitled #BlackWomen, paying homage to them. What this victory confirmed, and what this session will explore is the fact that black women are a powerful force at the ballot box and that when they galvanize, organize and strategize they are extremely important in changing the political makeup of this country.