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CBC Foundation 42nd Legislative Conference Sept. 19-22

6/29/2012, 10:19 p.m.

Work of CBC Foundation to be Highlighted during Four-Day Session

WASHINGTON - The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) will host its 42nd Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) from September 19-22 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. This year's conference theme is "Inspiring Leaders| Building Generations." U.S. Representatives Gwen Moore of Wisconsin and Andre Carson of Indiana are serving as honorary co-chairs of the conference.

ALC provides an outlet to highlight the mission of CBCF - to develop leaders, to inform policy and to educate the public. It also provides dozens of forums to address the critical challenges facing the African-American community. The Foundation will offer numerous session tracks to present high level, thought-provoking, engaging and useful information. The town hall discussion will center around conversations about voting rights and voter suppression. The third installation of the research report Breaking Barriers 3 will be released during ALC and further define academic success for school-aged African-American males. CBCF Fellows will return to present their popular Alumni Series and the popular Black Party networking affair will return.

In addition, scholarship recipients in the performing arts will be recognized during the Celebration of Leadership, and CBC members and spouses will join together for a community outreach project. The conference will culminate with its awards/fundraising dinner. Proceeds from ALC are used to fund educational opportunities and program outreach.

"The Annual Legislative Conference brings together policy-makers, educators, business and industry leaders, celebrities, media, emerging leaders and everyday Americans to discuss and solve issues that are important to all Americans," said Elsie L. Scott, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer for CBCF. "The conference is recognized as one of the most important gatherings of African-American leaders in the nation. In addition, attendees recognize the importance of what CBCF accomplishes in the community and have supported our efforts to provide scholarships, internships and fellowships, and to improve economic parity and reduce health disparities."