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CBCF Annual Legislative Conference September 14-18

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The CBCF Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global black community. Thought leaders, legislators and concerned citizens engage on economic development, civil and social justice, public health and education issues. More than 9,000 people attend 70 public policy forums and much more. Join subject experts, industry leaders, elected officials and citizen activists to explore today’s issues from an African-American perspective.

 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

 

  • 8:45 AM – 6:00 PM Professional Development Series for Educators
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CBCF Opening Press Conference
  • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Health and Wellness Luncheon
  • 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM Transportation Equity, Access and Opportunity
  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Just Medicine- Making the ACA Vision a Reality for African Americans
  • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM SOJOURNER TRUTH: Black Women and Girls in American Media: Overcoming Biases and Boundaries
  • 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM CBC Spouses 20th Annual Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts

 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

  • 7:00 AM – 10:30 AM Community Breakfast and Health Fair
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM New Attendee Welcome* Invitation Only Event
  • 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Registration / Ticketing Open
  • 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM NATIONAL TOWN HALL
  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Money, Wealth and Disparities: Secrets of Success
  • 11:30 AM – 7:00 PM Exhibit Showcase
  • 11:30 AM – 7:00 PM Exhibit Showcase (Grand Opening 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM)

 

  • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EMERGING LEADERS- POWER Luncheon
  • 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Corporate Lounge Opening* Invitation Only – TENTATIVE
  • 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM D.C. Statehood
  • 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Black Women Leaders Accessing Capital
  • 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM From Catastrophe to Change: Stories of Economic Resilience in the Face of Natural Disaster
  • 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Increasing Diversity in the Intelligence Community
  • 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Is there space for Unity for African Americans and Hispanics in their quest for Civil Rights
  • 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Underground Railroad
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CBC Spouses Essay Contest and Issue Forum
  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Sitting In to Stand Up: How Activism Influences the Legislative Process
  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM A Spoken Word on Civil Justice
  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Domestic and International Energy Issues: The Past, Present and the Future
  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham Memorial Voting Rights Braintrust
  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Opportunities Through Engagement: Rebuilding U.S. – Cuba Relations after 50 Years of Failed Policy
  • 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDUCATION BRAINTRUST: “Educating the Whole Child:
  • 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM Jobs Forum
  • 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Black Principals: How to strengthen the leadership pipeline
  • 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM The Movement: Reshaping the Criminal Justice System
  • 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Transportation as a Civil Right
  • 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Haiti Forum
  • 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Responding to the Affordable Rental Housing Crisis
  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Leadership Reception – Honoring Rep. G. K. Butterfield, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus
  • 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM Gospel Extravaganza (Limited Capacity)
  • 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM Jazz Concert- 31st Anniversary Celebration
  • 8:00 PM – 11:59 PM Sojourner Truth Women’s Leadership Reception
  • 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM The Black Party* Ticketed Event

 

Friday, September 16, 2016

 

  • 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Registration / Ticketing Open
  • 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Closing the Organ Donation Gap: A Second Chance at Life
  • 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM From Crisis to Collaboration: The Minnesota Model
  • 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM The Federal Case for Voter Protection and the VRA
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CHILD WELFARE BRAINTRUST
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM The Prostate Cancer Disparity in African American Men
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM The STEM Melting Pot: Addressing the Importance of Diversity
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM VETERANS BRAINTRUST: The Jim Crow Wars: Then and Now
  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Africa Braintrust
  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Health Braintrust
  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM A Blue Print for Meaningful Criminal Justice Reform
  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Building Communities for Conservation
  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Causes of Wrongful Conviction: Implications & Solutions for Communities of Color
  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Choosing Our Leaders: Setting Our Agenda
  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Criminal Justice Reform: Past, Present and Emerging Strategies
  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Environmental Injustice: How politics have dirtied the water in communities of color.
  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE BRAINTRUST: Education: A Social Determinant to reduce health disparities
  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fighting Poverty, Building Wealth: Advancing an Economic Justice Agenda for All
  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Financial Services Braintrust
  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM U.S. Caribbean Relations
  • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EMERGING LEADERS- POWER to the People: Becoming the Change You Want to See
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Black Millennials: Building National and Local Political Power
  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM The State Battle for Voter Protection in 2016
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Jazz Preservation, Education and Promulgation: The Jazzmobile Model
  • 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM CBC Tech 2020
  • 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Hip Hop and Politics
  • 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM My Brother’s Keeper
  • 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM The State of HBCUs: History, Present, Future: Where Do We Go From Here?
  • 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM The Tipping Point: Fast Tracking the End of AIDS
  • 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM The Wealth Gap- Innovative Small Business Loans from Fintech Industry
  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EMERGING LEADERS Town Hall
  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Environmental Injustice – Air, Water, Toxic Threats Targeting Communities of Color
  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Small Business Issue Forum
  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Young, Gifted and Black Braintrust
  • 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Community Health Centers
  • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Meet and Match Procurement Fair :
  • 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CBCF Chair and Board of Directors’ Reception.
  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PMC BCF Alumni Association Networking Reception

 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

  • 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Registration / Ticketing Open
  • 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM Prayer Breakfast* Ticketed Event
  • 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Exhibit Showcase
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM EX- Offenders/ Re-entry
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Faith Leaders Roundtable

 

  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Not for Sistahs Only: Countdown to Showdown feat. Donna Brazile
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Pre-Dinner Reception* Invitation Only

 

  • 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Phoenix Awards Dinner* Ticketed Event

 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

  • 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM Donald M. Payne Memorial Fellowship Cruise* Invitation Only

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