Black Women’s Roundtable Kicks-Off 50th Anniversary March on Washington Week of Activities


Washington, DC – Women played an integral role in the 1963 March on Washington and the civil rights movement overall, however, their story is rarely told. Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR), an initiative of
The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), will bring leaders together to discuss the contribution women have made – past and present – to the civil rights movement and to begin to craft a multi-ethnic women’s public policy agenda. Hosted as part of the official 50
th Anniversary March on Washington Week of Activities, the women’s gathering is focused on the march themes of jobs, freedom, peace and social justice, and will be held Thursday Aug. 22, 2013, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill. The discussion will be presented in three segments:

Segment 1: The Past:
Telling HerStory: An Intergenerational & Multi-Ethnic Conversation
A delegation of women leaders and participants in the 1963 March on Washington and the 60’s Civil Rights Movement will discuss how they fought and overcame gender discrimination sharing insight with women leaders of The Movement today.

Segment 2: The Present:
The Unfinished Business for Women’s Rights 50 Years Later
This panel is an intergenerational & multi-ethnic discussion among leaders to examine unfinished business of the civil rights, women’s rights and social justice movements. Women leaders will recommend public policy solutions and strategies to address current issues impacting women and girls.

Segment 3: The Future:
Visioning Conversation: What Women’s Equality Will Look Like in 2063
In small groups the women will prioritize issues and discuss organizing strategies to address key policy priorities impacting women, girls and families. Outcomes will be captured in a brief document.


Black Women’s Roundtable, the women’s initiative of NCBCP.
Melanie Campbell, President & CEO, NCBCP & Convener, BWR
Tamika Mallory, National Executive Director, NAN
Clayola Brown, President, APRI
Rev. Bernice King, CEO, The King Center
Dr. Thelma Daley, Chair, Women in the NAACPmarched in 1963]
Marian Wright Edelman- President, Children’s Defense (invited)
Christine Chen, President, Asian Pacific Islander Vote
Ingrid Saunders-Jones, Chair, National Council of Negro Women
Davis, Director, Building Green, Clark-Atlanta University
Jessica Gonzales-Rojas, Executive Director National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and co-chair of the National Coalition on Immigrant Women’s Rights
Denise Fairchild, President, Emerald Cities
Joy-Ann Reid, The & MSNBC Contributor
Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, Author, Speaker, Radio Host & Social Entrepreneur
Terry O’Neill, President, NOW
Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D., President, YWCA USA
Ellie Smeal, President, Feminist Majority Foundation
Makani Themba, Executive Director, The Praxis Project
Karen Sees, President, Coalition of Labor Union Women
Myrlie Evers-Williams, Chair Emeritus, NAACP
Beverly Alston – attended 1963 MOW
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes at 1963 MOW (invited)
Congresswoman Donna Edwards (invited)
Congressman John Lewis (invited)

Women Leaders of The Movement: Past, Present and Future, Dialogue & Luncheon as part of the official 50th Anniversary March on Washington Week of Activities

DATE: August 22, 2013 TIME: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW Washington, DC