ATLANTA, Ga. (CitizenWire) — The ballot power of women will be the focus this Saturday as actress, singer and activist, Sheryl Lee Ralph; chair of the National Congress of Black Women, E Faye Williams, Esq; former Atlanta Mayor, Shirley Franklin; Riverdale Mayor Evelyn Wynn-Dixon; Macon City Council Member, Elaine Lucas; State Representative, Alisha Thomas Morgan; Atlanta area college students; and women from across the state assemble for “Women in Power Multicultural Forum,” a nonpartisan, intergenerational event hosted by sclc/Women’s Organizational Movement for Equality Now, Inc. and the Georgia Coalition of Black Women (GCBW).
Co-conveners, Evelyn Gibson Lowery and Rita Jackson Samuels are hosting the FREE event to motivate women to vote and clarify their ability to be “Game Changers” in the upcoming election. The public is invited to attend on Saturday Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Atlanta Civic Center. For more information call (404) 584-0303 or (404) 653-1199.
“Women in Power Multicultural Forum” will bring together women from across Georgia to discuss the power of women voters, the importance of unity in the upcoming elections, and the need for women to be engaged in the political process. In addition to a host of prominent speakers, the event will include music and several organizations will be on hand to give information about the upcoming election.
WHAT: Women in Power Multicultural Forum – FREE nonpartisan event open to the public.
WHEN: DATE: October 16, 2010.
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon.
WHERE: Atlanta Civic Center, 395 Piedmont Ave. NE Atlanta, GA.
WHO: Hosted by sclc/Women’s Organizational Movement for Equality Now, Inc. and Georgia Coalition of Black Women. Partners include a diverse group of women and organizations from all ethnic backgrounds.
Founded in 1979, sclc/Women’s Organizational Movement for Equality Now, is a nonprofit organization providing a diverse array of services to improve and empower at-risk and low-income families. Programs include: youth mentoring, domestic violence education, HIV/AIDS education, computer training and the annual Evelyn Gibson Lowery Civil Rights Heritage Tour.
Founded in Macon in 1980, Georgia Coalition of Black Women has been in the vanguard on women’s issues for more than 30 years and was a lead advocate for the establishment of the Georgia Commission on Women, as well as numerous observances of Women’s History Month around the state. A major focus of the nonprofit, community-based outreach organization is to impact public policy and to facilitate the participation of women in government, with emphasis on the electoral process.
CONTACT: To schedule an interview contact Edrea at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Participating Organizations include:
Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda
Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials Women’s Division
Asian American Legal Advocacy Center, Inc.
Georgia Caribbean Association Heritage Committee
National Pan-Hellenic Council
Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND)
Women Overcoming Whatever Foundation (WOW)
SCLC Women’s Veterans
MLK March Committee
League of Women Voters of Georgia
League of Women Voters of Gwinnett County
Georgia Stand Up
Women in the NAACP (WIN)
Clark Atlanta University African American Women’s Studies
NAACP Youth and College Division.
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