Brooklyn: 4th Annual Shirley Chisholm Women’s Empowerment Conference, Saturday, March 21st Moves Her Agendas to 2015

Photo graphic                Honoring the Legacy of                                           US Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm  

Saturday, March 21, 2015 – 8:00am-5:00pm                                                  EOJ Auditorium, Medgar Evers College, CUNY                                              1638 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225                                                      Conference Co-Chairs: Hon. Una Clarke, Dr. J. A. George Irish

 “Preserving the Black Family of New York City”

The conference will be a daylong gathering of elected officials, community activists, business leaders and educators, including: NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray, U.S. Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, and NYC Council Member Laurie Cumbo.

Presented by Black Women for Fairness, Equity & Justice in collaboration with the  Caribbean Research Center at Medgar Evers College, the theme for this year’s conference is “Preserving the Black Family of New York City” and will address concerns centered on health and mental hygiene, education and financial disparities.  The Black Women for Fairness, Equity & Justice, headed by former New York City Council Member Una Clarke, aims to use the conference as a platform to highlight the status and aspirations of women of African descent in Brooklyn.

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke will close the day honoring:

Assemblyman Nick Perry, Assembly District 58,

First Lady of NYC, Chirlane McCray,

NYC Public Advocate Letitia James

Executive Vice President of 1199 SEIU, Estella Vasque

The following special guests will join her in these ceremonies and reception:

NYS Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie

NYC Councilmember Jumaane Williams

Councilmember Mathieu Eugene

State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins

Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo

NYS Senator Kevin S. Parker

Assemblywoman Annette Robinson

Academic papers, presentations and decisions from this year’s
Shirley Chisholm Women’s Empowerment Conference will be
published by the Caribbean Research Center’s journal,

Shirley Chisholm was an educator, author, and politician.  In 1968, as the first African-American woman elected to Congress, she represented the 12th Congressional District for seven terms until
1983. On January 25, 1972, she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.

This conference will be fully documented and placed on DVD and
beginning of the implementation of policies that benefit women.
The objectives of this conference are: Fulfill the observation of
published so that what we discuss here today will be the
The Honorable Congresswoman Shirley

“You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.”

To introduce and share the experience of some dynamic women
who have made significant contributions to our community and

To use the conference as a policy think tank and platform to
highlight the status and aspirations of women of African descent.
To give special recognition to our Black female judges especially
since they are so few and they play a decisive role in our society
Conference Committee.

Special Thanks…

Transportation Workers Union Local 100, Email:

Health First Insurance Company  Contact: 866-463-6743

Emblem Health     Website:

Energy Corporation- The Power of People Contact: 800-368-3749

Municipal Credit Union-MCU Contact: 212-693-4900

Flatbush-Caton Market Contact: 718-941-1424

Black Women for Fairness, Equity & Justice: Dr. Una Clarke, Joyce Jervis-Henry,Thelma Moore, Andrea Dawes, Veronica Phillips, Alishia Goodridge, Diana Richardson, Bishop Sylveta Hamilton-Gonzales, Rose Graham, Sarita Robinson, Nicole Langlaise, Michelle Stewart, Latrice Walker

The Caribbean Research Center: Dr. George Irish, Dr. Waldaba Stewart, Shakima Scott, Frank Riley, Caeyenne Brown, Andy
Rennie, Jackie Ayhee-Thomas, Professor Elaine Reid, Dr. Patricia Haggler, E-Wayne McDonald

Medgar Evers College: President Rudolph Crew,  The School of Liberal Arts & Education, Caribbean American Social Workers Association, School of Business, Office of Communication and Public Relations, Buildings and Grounds, School of Science, Health and Technology, Educational Management and Student Services, Census Information Center


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