CBCF 5th Executive Economic Summit

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Photography by Vicky Pink - Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee hosted the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) 5th Executive Economic Summit. The distinguished delegation discussed relevant economic issues, especially during this current post-Hurricane Harvey period. Themed “After Hurricane Harvey: Economic Lessons Learned and the Role of Business in National Disaster Relief Efforts,” the Summit focused on mapping minority access to capital with business leaders and others in the financial services sector in addition to those our communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The Houston Summit featured a special issue town hall forum on the role of business and other relevant organizations in assisting African American communities with disaster relief. Some in attendance were Mayor Sylvester Turner, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Texas State Representative Senfronia Thompson, John Mingé, Robert F. Smith, Donna M. Sims Wilson, Colette D. Honorable, Courtney Johnson Rose, Carlecia D. Wright, Gerald Womack, Carla Lane, Linda Lorelle and Julia Hogan-McNeil.