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Congressional Black Caucus Spouses To Host Charity Fashion Show

CBCF, CBC Spouses and Macy's Host Evening to Benefit Scholarship Program


WASHINGTON,  -- The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc., (CBCF) the Congressional Black Caucus Spouses and Macy's will host a "Night of Fashion, Inspiration and Celebration - A Tribute to Progress" from 7-10 p.m., on September 25 at Macy's Metro Center 1201 G. Street. The event is part of CBCF's 39th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) scheduled September 23-26, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. All proceeds will benefit the Spouses Scholarship Program.


The evening will include a cocktail reception; renowned jazz drummer T.S. Monk and jazz pianist Sergio Salvatore; music by the Howard University Jazz Orchestra; a runway fashion show and a book signing with Julian Bond, Roslyn Brock and Roger Wilkins, all from the NAACP. There will also be a special display from the International Walk of Fame Shoe Exhibit, the Great Blacks in Wax Museum and NAACP archival photos. Tickets are available online


In addition to the Fashion Show, the Spouses will sponsor a Celebration of Leadership on September 23 to recognize the significant contributions of outstanding individuals in the visual and performing arts, as well as students pursuing careers and opportunities in those areas. They will also host a community breakfast/health fair for the homeless on September 24.


The Spouses events serve as the kickoff of the ALC. Headlining ALC will once again be the 42 members of the CBC who will lead forums on education, health care, the environment, economic development, criminal justice, housing, transportation and international affairs throughout the conference. On September 26, thousands of people will join the CBCF and CBC in honoring the contributions of outstanding individuals for their contributions to the community and the nation at the awards dinner.


Special media credentials must be requested for the Fashion Show and Celebration of Leadership and are subject to CBCF approval. For media registration visit Online media registration ends on September 18, 2009. For more information contact: (202)-263-2800


The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. was established in 1976 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit, public policy, research and education institute to help improve the socioeconomic circumstances of African Americans and other underserved communities.


    Contact: Muriel Cooper
    (202) 263-2829 or
    Priscilla Clarke
    (202) 723-2200 or


SOURCE Congressional Black Caucus Foundation


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