Black Women's Roundtable
BWR Healthy Wealthy Wise Tour State Reports
Healthy Wealthy & Wise Tour Highlights- Kalamazoo, MI
Healthy Wealthy & Wise Tour Highlights- Florida
"We chose the campus of Bethune-Cookman University and the Harry T. & Harriette Moore Memorial Park for its historic value," added Salandra Hanna, Convener, Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation, NCBCP,"…and that these two locations serve as a reminder of the Civil Rights struggles as we celebrate Black History Month and empower women and girls to truly live healthier, wealthier and wiser lives."
Healthy Wealthy & Wise Tour Highlights- New Orleans, Louisiana
“The National Coalition has a long history in the Gulf Coast Region and has been working to support our affiliates in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi impacted by Katrina-Rita with recovery and rebuilding over the past five years,” Campbell said. “Now, these same communities are in crisis again due to the recent oil spill. To assist communities impacted, it was imperative that we launch our initiative in the Gulf Coast cities of New Orleans, Mobile, Alabama and Gulfport/Biloxi, Mississippi.”
Whispering Out-Loud Op-Ed Series
In March 2009, National Women’s History Month, The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation officially launched the Black Women’s Roundtable “Whispering Out Loud” weekly op-ed series in partnership with the National Newspaper Publishers Foundation. The editorials are solution-focused to address critical issues that impact women – the economy, health care, education and the environment – placing a special emphasis on what Black women seek and expect from the Obama-Biden Administration and the 111th Congress during the First 100 Days and beyond. The op-ed series also includes what the Black community and each of us must do to save and protect our children, families, communities and our planet.
Unity Power of the Sister Vote
The National Coalition Black Women’s Roundtable Civic Engagement Project in 2008 partnered in the targeted Gulf Coast states -- Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama -- with local groups to serve as hosting organizations by assisting with coordination of the Gulf Coast Civic Engagement Project and identifying community-based organizations to receive mini-grants. Through the Gulf Coast Civic Engagement Project, The National Coalition supported projects that increased civic engagement among women and youth of the Gulf Coast region, which included Election Education events, Voter Registration, and rides to the polls on Election Day.
BWR Unity ’08 “Power of the Sister Vote”
Civic Education and Mobilization Campaign increases African American female participation in the electoral process. Partners in the Power of the Sister Vote Campaign inform African American women of the importance of participation. Our efforts to mobilize and engage women included a National Coalition Briefing and Listening session that included presentations on leveraging the economic power of Black women and maximizing Black women’s voice and visibility. Following the briefing, The National Coalition produced and distributed a summary indicating where many Presidential candidates stood on issues important to women, arming them with the tools to make informed decisions when casting their vote.
Gulf Coast Recovery and Rebuilding
The National Coalition Black Women’s Roundtable Celebrate Our Sisters of Gulf Coast Wellness Journey, August 27-29, 2007 Incorporating the mission of Black Women’s Roundtable – to promote healthy families – we returned to New Orleans to commemorate the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Co-Sponsored by the Ms. Foundation for Women, 21st Century Foundation, AFL-CIO and others, the Wellness Journey assisted 150 women survivors and advocates of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to recover, renew, and rejuvenate themselves, and included community service projects, health and wellness education and civic engagement briefings.