PGC Women's Legislative Conference Oct. 28

10/25/2012, 11:19 a.m.

Event Will Be Moderated by Actress Debbi Morgan, Keynote Address by Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

Maryland residents are encouraged to join local political leaders, community activists and educators on Sunday, Oct. 28 for the first ever "Women Educated, Women Empowered, Women Engaged" Women's Legislative Conference (WE3 Conference) at Prince George's Community College in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

The Prince George's County Commission for Women in partnership with the Office of the County Executive, Prince George's County Council, Presidents of the Maryland Association of Counties and Prince George's Community College, The Community Foundation for Prince George's County and the Department of Family Services have come together to host the all-day event which offers an opportunity for participants to engage political leaders across local, state and federal jurisdictions through interactive panel discussions, Q & A sessions and networking opportunities throughout the day.

The WE3 Conference strives to bring women together throughout Prince George's County and the State of Maryland to educate them on navigating the legislative process, empower through sharing key information on the unique relationship between legislation and their personal lives, and to also encourage them to connect with their elected officials.

Veteran actress Debbi Morgan (formerly of ABC's All My Children) will serve as the event's special moderator, and there will also be a lineup of powerful speakers, including keynote speaker, Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, who leads Global Policy Solutions, a Washington, DC-based social change strategy firm, will give the keynote address.

Also slated to speak with Maryland residents are Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (MD-4), Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski, Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, Prince George's County Council Chair Andrea Harrison (District 5), President of the Maryland Association of Counties and Prince George's County Council Member Ingrid M. Turner (District 4) and Council Member Karen Toles (District 7). In addition to panel discussions, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in on-site physician consults and health screenings; and tour resource-focused exhibits providing services and information from County agencies, non-profit organizations and corporations for women and families.

Maryland residents interested in attending the WE3 Conference can register online at www.WE3-WLC.com or on-site the day of the event. The registration fee is $10. The WE3 Conference is a sponsored Program Fund for the Community Foundation of Prince George's County. For more information, individuals may contact Jennifer Jones, Commission for Women at 301-249-2037 or email info@we3-wlc.com.