Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Serves as Chair of the CBCF
Style Magazine Newswire | 9/13/2017, 8:33 a.m.
The 47th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) will be held in Washington, D.C., Sept. 20-24, 2017. The ALC is a leading policy conference on issues impacting the national and global African American communities. Thought leaders, legislators and concerned citizens engage on economic development, social justice, public health and education issues which affect African Americans.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), who represents the historic 18th Congressional District of Texas, also serves as the Chairperson of CBCF and is committed, along with the board, of engaging with experts, industry leaders, citizen activists and other elected officials to exploring today's issues from an African American perspective.
Congresswoman Jackson Lee said, “Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and the Gulf region with 50 inches of rain causing flooding of a magnitude never seen before. Harvey was singularly one of the most catastrophic hurricanes and flooding in the history of the United States. Three million people may be displaced and 600,000 plus applications were submitted to FEMA. This deadly hurricane hit low income individuals and communities of color extensively. We know the pain, but we also know the resilience and joy that has come from the people of this region. The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation is committed to standing by these hurricane survivors and those of hurricane Irma. We will be helping the survivors of both of these hurricanes to construct and advocate for a powerful and significant response to their families, seniors, children, small businesses and other needs. Join us at the 47th Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to honor these survivors, to speak loudly for their recovery, and to learn that the African American community will not be denied its civil rights that are being dismantled by the President of the United States and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Nor will they be denied their right to recovery, because as our theme says for this year’s legislative conference, ‘And Still I Rise’.”
Thematic sessions and braintrusts during the Conference include: the Sojourner Truth Legacy Project Town Hall Meeting, National Town Hall Meeting focusing on "Fighting the Systemic Destruction of our Civil Rights”, Faith Leaders Roundtable, Chair's Reception, Annual Prayer Breakfast, Phoenix Awards Reception & Dinner and other networking receptions and workshops.