GRATITUDE & GIVING
As we enter the season of gratitude and giving, The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. (BWA) gives thanks for the 21 women’s organizations – sororities, civic, service, and faith-based – that serve as its National Collaborating Organizations (NCOs) and partners in protecting, securing and advancing the rights of millions of women worldwide. Together with our NCOs, BWA has established numerous programs to support Black women and their families. These include:
- Because We Care – a series of free forums that provide African-American women and their families with the information and resources to take better care of their loved ones and themselves.
- BWA GE All Faces Program – a partnership with GE Healthymagination that increases breast cancer screenings in the African-American community by conducting outreach activities that raise awareness about the importance of getting screened and utilized new technology, customized materials, and resources to help reduce breast cancer disparities.
- Four for 4 – Four People, Four Votes, Four Years, and Foresight – an initiative that engages the members of BWA’s National Collaborating Organizations in raising awareness, educating voters, and ensuring that at least four people, including themselves, vote on Election Day.
- Inform & Inspire – workshops that provide middle school girls in cities across the U.S. with the opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics with African-American women who are working in these fields, and that encourage the girls to consider pursuing STEM-related degrees and careers, and
- The Bright Futures Awards – which recognize students whose academic achievements and service to school and community distinguish them as future leaders and success stories.
Your support of our collective efforts provides BWA and its NCOs with the inspiration and motivation to lift up Black women and to make sure that our voices are heard. In the coming months, we ask that you consider learning more about our organizations, taking part in one of the many activities we sponsor, or furthering our work by making a donation. The “National Collaborating Organizations” button on our homepage provides links to our NCOs. Here’s wishing you a safe and joyous holiday season!
2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19
The 2020 Census is underway and households across America are responding every day. In light of
the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau has adjusted 2020 Census operations in order to:
• Protect the health and safety of Census Bureau employees and the American public.
• Implement guidance from federal, state, and local health authorities.
• Ensure a complete and accurate count of all communities.
The 2020 Census counts everyone in the United States, including college students. College students will be counted where they usually live, even if they are temporarily staying elsewhere while their school is closed because of COVID-19.
Students who normally live at school should be counted at school, even if they are temporarily living somewhere else because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This February and every month, please take these important tips to heart:
• Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America
• Heart disease is the # 1 killer of Black women
• Protect your heart by leading a healthy lifestyle, including engaging in regular
physical activity and eating a healthy diet (10 minutes of exercise helps your