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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation kicks off Annual Legislative Conference

 The CBC Foundation is proud to introduce …

ALC Capitol Hill Day

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - U.S. Capitol, WashingtonDC


Washington D.C. – For the first time since its yearly gathering outgrew the Capitol grounds, the CBC Foundation will host a “Hill Day Summit” to kick off this year’s Annual Legislative Conference.

 “Opportunities for All – Pathways Out of Poverty Summit,” will be held during the ALC Hill Day on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 from 9:30am-2:00pm on Capitol Hill in WashingtonD.C.

Also as part of the “Hill Day Summit” there will be panels on career and professional development and government procurement opportunities.

With the summit, we hope to reengage the conversation on the intersection of race and poverty, redefine poverty as it currently impacts communities and discuss federal solutions for disrupting the poverty pipeline.

The agenda for the summit is as follows:


9:45am-10:15am         Opening Session: The Occasion – Welcome to Capitol Hill

10:15am-11:30am        Panel One: A New Reality - Re-Defining Poverty

Ø                                          Confirmed Speakers:

        • Angela Glover Blackwell, PolicyLink

        • Marian Wright Edelman, Children’s Defense Fund

        • Dr. Ronald Walters, African American Leadership CenterUniversity of MarylandCollege Park

        • Robin Talbert, AARP Foundation

        • Congresswoman Eva Clayton


11:30am-12:45pm       Panel Two: Disrupting the Poverty Pipeline - Examining Federal Solutions

Ø                                          Confirmed Speakers:

        • Secretary Hilda Solis, Department of Labor

        • Secretary Arne Duncan, Department of Education

        • Secretary Shaun Donovan, Department of Housing and Urban Development

        • Secretary Gary Locke, Department of Commerce 


12:45pm-2:00pm        Panel Three: Protect & Empower - Fulfilling the CBC’s Opportunities for All - Pathways Out of Poverty Agenda

Ø                                          Confirmed Speakers:

§         Marc Morial, National Urban League

§         Deborah Weinstein, Coalition on Human Needs

§         Majora Carter, The Majora Carter Group , LLC

§         Ben Jealous, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

§         Malaak Compton-Rock, Angel Rock Project


At 2 pm Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay, Senator Roland Burris and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke will host a forum focusing on “Exploring Minority Business Opportunities within the Federal Government” in the Capitol Visitors Center Room S-208.


From 3 to 5 pm the “Working on Capitol Hill – Information Session & Resume Drop Off” will take place in 1100 Longworth House Office Building, U.S. Capitol Building.


For more information about the CBCF's Annual Legislative Conference, please visit www.cbcfinc.org.

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