THE SPIRIT OF CHANGE TOWN HALL

Join The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. (BWA) on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. for The Spirit of Change Town Hall.

Moderated by ABC News Anchor and Correspondent T.J. Holmes, The Spirit of Change Town Hall is bringing together a multi-cultural audience with some of our nation’s greatest spiritual leaders, public figures and subject matter experts in an effort to find common ground regarding some of the most prevalent political and social issues of our time. In a nation that is deeply divided, the distinguished panelists will give their perspective and expertise on healthcare, education, immigration, justice reform, gun laws, and so much more, and the impact these issues are having on all American families.

Rather than a referendum on right and wrong, The Spirit of Change Town Hall, invites participants of various backgrounds and beliefs – Conservative, Progressive, Christian, Jewish, Muslim and many others to celebrate diverse opinions about our country’s biggest dilemmas, while exploring possible solutions that may ultimately serve as the bridge to unite us all. The audience is also encouraged to play an active role in the discussion by asking questions of the host and panelists, while offering their personal insight into the candid conversation unfolding onstage.

The Spirit of Change Town Hall is a call-to-action for us all to be a catalyst for positive change, as we seek to create a future of peace, clarity, respect and healing in our nation and our lives. Following this kickoff event, BWA and our National Collaborating Organizations will guide and encourage members and communities around the country to further this conversation by taking part in local multi-cultural coffees, meals and small gatherings with co-workers, families, friends and others as part of our new initiative The Spirit of Change Community Conversations Series.

Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016

Doors open: 3:00 p.m., Discussion begins: 4:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact us at: bwa@bwa-inc.org

 

OTHER NEWS

April Is National Minority Health Month

This April, join The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. in celebrating National Minority Health Month. This year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH) will join partners in raising awareness about the important role an active lifestyle plays in keeping us healthy. Their theme for the 2019 observance is Active & Healthy, which will “allow OMH and minority health advocates throughout the nation to emphasize the health benefits of incorporating even small amounts of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity into our schedules.

SPOTLIGHT FEATURE ON JACK AND JILL OF AMERICA, INC.

To be valued and loved. To know who you are and that you have the power to make a
difference. These are the aspirations that most mothers have their children. In 1938, in the midst
of the Great Depression, twenty African-American mothers in Philadelphia came together not to
hope or to dream, but to provide the opportunities, experiences, and life lessons that would
enable their children and others to live these truths. Their group became Jack and Jill of
America, Inc. – an organization that’s mission is as relevant today as it was some 80 years ago.

Black Women Focus on Aging Mastery

The Black Women’s Agenda recently hosted a summit themed, “I Am the Change: Living Your Best Life at Every Age,” at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. Sponsored by AARP and featuring leading experts in the fields of health, education, and economic security, the event focused on the importance of health and wellness in the aging process.

“Too often black women are focused on everyone and everything except themselves,” said panel moderator Dr. Rockeymoore Cummings. “Our concern for and work on behalf of our families and communities competes with our ability to implement self-care strategies that support our physical, emotional, spiritual, and socioeconomic wellbeing.”

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