09.12.18

MEDIA ADVISORY: Congresswoman Barbara Lee to Receive Awards and Participate in Panels During the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Barbara Lee will participate in the Congressional Black Caucus’s Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) and other external events, where she will receive several notable awards for her many years of leadership on civil rights, tech diversity and other issues. These awards include the CBC Woman of the Year Award from the Sojourner Truth Legacy Project and the Action & Authority Award from the National Action Network. Congresswoman Lee will also join Bishop Dr. Keith L. Clark for the House of Representatives opening prayer this Friday.

Additionally, Congresswoman Lee is scheduled to participate in several ALC panels as an honorary co-host, including panels on the UN Decade of African Descent, ending HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination, and establishing restorative justice in the legal cannabis industry.

Below are details on the Congresswoman’s public schedule.

Awards

WHAT: The Sojourner Truth Legacy Project Leadership Reception

WHO: Congresswoman Barbara Lee and other Congresswomen of the Congressional Black Caucus

WHEN: Thursday, September 13th at 8:00 pm

WHERE: National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Avenue, NW

 Congresswoman Barbara Lee will receive the 2018 CBC Woman of the Year Award.

WHAT: National Action Network Action & Authority Reception

WHO: Congresswoman Barbara Lee

WHEN: Wednesday, September 12th at 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WHERE: Xfinity Studios, 715 7th Street NW, Washington DC, 20001

Congresswoman Barbara Lee will receive the Action & Authority Award.

WHAT: Tech and Media Diversity Day Event

WHO: Congresswoman Barbara Lee

WHEN: Friday, September 14th at 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

WHERE: Longview Art Gallery, 1234 9th Street NW

Congresswoman Barbara Lee will receive the Leadership in Diversity Award for her work on racial diversity in the tech industry.

Opening Prayer

WHAT: House of Representatives Opening Prayer

WHO: Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Bishop Dr. Keith L. Clark of the Word Assembly Church in Oakland, CA

WHEN: Friday, September 14th at 9:00 am

WHERE: House Floor, U.S. House of Representatives, also live on CSPAN here

Congresswoman Barbara Lee will join Bishop Dr. Keith L. Clark of Oakland for the opening prayer on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.  

Panels

WHAT: “People of African Descent: Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation” Panel

WHO: Congresswoman Barbara Lee with special guest, actor and humanitarian Danny Glover

WHEN: Thursday, September 13th at 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

WHERE: Walter E. White Convention Center, Room 143-A

Congresswoman Barbara Lee will participate as an honorary co-host in a panel discussion on the Decade of African Descent and the global work to promote racial healing.

WHAT: “Words Matter: How Eradicating Stigma Can Lead to the End of HIV/AIDS” Panel

WHO: Congresswoman Barbara Lee

WHEN: Friday, September 14th at 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

WHERE: Walter E. White Convention Center, Room 140-B

Congresswoman Barbara Lee will participate as an honorary co-host in a panel discussion on ending stigma against those living with HIV/AIDS as part of the worldwide effort to end AIDS by 2030.

WHAT: “From the War on Drugs to Restorative Justice: Ensuring Racial and Social Equity in the Cannabis Industry” Panel

WHO: Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Senator Cory Booker

WHEN: Friday, September 14th at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WHERE: Walter E. White Convention Center, Room 143-A

Congresswoman Barbara Lee will participate as an honorary co-host in a panel discussion with Senator Cory Booker on restorative justice and bringing racial equity to the legal cannabis industry.

*The Congresswoman’s schedule is subject to change without notice. Press should RSVP to Emma Lydon at emma.lydon@mail.house.gov and contact her for additional information on the events.*

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