Annual Legislative Conference National Racial Equity Initiative (NREI) for Social Justice
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) is back and in-person on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, through Sunday, October 2, 2022, in Washington, D.C.! The 2022 conference, presented by Amazon, marks the 51st ALC and 51 years of the Congressional Black Caucus. This year’s theme is “Advancing Our Purpose. Elevating Our Power.”
The CBCF Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global Black community. Thought leaders, legislators and concerned citizens engage on economic development, civil and social justice, public health and education issues. Join subject experts, industry leaders, elected officials and citizen activists to explore today’s issues from an African American perspective.
Session: From the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter, Where Do We Go From Here?
Session Description: Over the past two years, the Black community has endured and persevered through some of the most unique challenges to date in education, economic advancement, criminal justice, and voting rights. In 2022, we are still grappling to answer the long-standing calls to address racial inequalities in the country. Despite political differences and policy deadlock, social justice movements have consistently pushed the needle forward, at times compelling legislators to enact systemic change. We saw this in 1956, when the Supreme Court declared bus segregation unconstitutional in Montgomery, Alabama after a year of boycotting. Years later, demands for action during the 1963 March on Washington led to the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Today, following the summer protests of 2020, activists have called for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to be signed into law. During this session, the NREI Task Force of Social Justice Ambassadors—using their voice and platform—will conduct a retrospective and future focused analysis of social justice movements to explore Why they were needed? What impact these social justice movements have had on the Black community? And where we go from here. #LivewiththeTaskForce
Date: Friday, September 30, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001
Learn more at https://pheedloop.com/alc2022/site/register/.