CBCF holds 50th Annual Legislative Conference in September
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) has announced that registration is now open for its Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) presented by Toyota.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Congressional Black Caucus, the largest class in the CBCF to date. The theme for this year’s ALC is “Unprecedented Black Excellence: Advancing Power,” representing the burden for this year and beyond to uplift, empower and mobilize black communities.
Amazon, Toyota and Procter & Gamble will be the main sponsors of the virtual event.
The conference will take place virtually from September 12 to 17. Speakers and special guests for the anniversary celebration will include CBCF President Joyce Beatty, Chair of the Board of Directors of CBCF and Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion Lori George Billingsley, Poor People’s Campaign Co-Chair, Rev. Guillaume Barber, and others.
The honorary co-chairs of the virtual event will be U.S. representatives Anthony Brown (D-Md.) And Lisa blunt Rochester (D-Del.).
“Black Americans Continue to Fight Double Pandemic,” Congressman Lisa Blunt Rochester said in a statement. “The Annual Legislative Conference is a place where those committed to our collective well-being come together not only to discuss, but to activate progress. We invite everyone to join this meeting, as the founders of the Congressional Black Caucus realized 50 years ago, there is strength in working together. “
The ALC is the primary public policy of the CBCF, meeting on issues impacting black Americans. The 50th ALC will be the second virtual conference, which will allow the conference to reach, engage, educate and engage a larger portion of the black community.
The conference will also feature over 50 forums and brain trusts with CBCF members serving as session hosts, a series of emerging leaders, celebrity entertainment and the Phoenix awards ceremony.
“The RSC has been the Consciousness of Congress throughout its remarkable 50-year legacy. It is precisely this legacy that empowers us, guides us and gives us a unique perspective on the adversities we face as we not only survive but thrive in 2021, ”said Tonya Veasey, President and CEO of the CBCF. “2021 has been a year of both reflection and forward-thinking action, and we are compelled to move forward in power. “