Jazz Brunch + Gathering

This empowering and insightful event is designed for Black women to discuss the critical issues that matter most in the 2024 Presidential Election. The Black Women of Power event will delve into how economic anxieties are impacting our everyday lives and explore the key issues that resonate with the youth this election cycle. 

Jazz Musical Prelude
Cassie Watson Fancillon, Harpist

Welcome and Introduction of Mistress of Ceremony
Tonya Tyson, Senior Vice President of Operations & Programs,
National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

Mistress of Ceremony Opening Remarks
Pamela D.C. Junior, Director Emeritus
Two Mississippi Museums, Historian, and Motivational Speaker 

Hosts Greetings and Opening Remarks
Melanie L. Campbell, President & CEO
NCBCP, National Convener, Black Women’s Roundtable  

Cassandra Welchlin, Executive Director and Co-Convener
Mississippi Black Women’s Roundtable

Keturah Butler-Reed, Co-Convener
Louisiana Black Women’s Roundtable 

Inspiration
Jotaka Eaddy, Founder
#WinWithBlackWomen, Founder & CEO, Full Circle Strategies

Rev. Shavon Arline-Bradley, President & CEO
National Council of Negro Women (NCNW)

Partner Greetings
Mikhiela Sherrod, Ph.D.
Director, US Domestic Program, Oxfam  

Joi Owens Norwood, Esq., Program Officer
W. K. Kellogg Foundation 

Tanya Lombard, VP
Global & External Affairs, Head of Strategic Alliances, AT&T 

Nsombi Lambright, Executive Director
One Voice 

Research Presentation
Topic: “Power of the Sister Vote” Poll Results Overview
Presenter: Terrance Woodbury, Founder HIT Strategies

Moderator Introduction
Melanie L. Campbell, President & CEO
NCBCP, National Convener, Black Women’s Roundtable

Moderator:
Angela Rye, Principal and CEO
Impact Strategies, Commentator, Empowermenteur 

Panelists:
Cassandra Welchlin, Executive Director and Co-Convener
Mississippi Black Women’s Roundtable

Helen Young Butler, Executive Director
Georgia Coalition for the Peoples Agenda/Convener, GA Black Women’s Roundtable 

Kimberle’ W. Crenshaw, PhD., Co-Founder & ED
African American Policy Forum, Host of Intersectionality Matters, Professor at Columbia Law School & UCLA Law School 

Letetia Jackson, Convener
South Alabama BWR, President & CEO, Tandeka LLC 

Monica Simpson, Executive Director
Sister Song 

Moderator:
Angela Rye, Principal and CEO
Impact Strategies, Commentator, Empowermenteur 

Panelists:
Bishop Leah Daughtry, Founder & Co-Convenor
Power Rising 

Commissioner Sheila Tyson, Convener
Alabama Coalition on Black Civic Participation/AL BWR 

Tameka Ramsey, Convener
Michigan Black Women’s Roundtable, Michigan Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Founder, T. Ramsey & Associates 

Angele Wilson, Senior Director
ERP Resources, Inc. 

Christal M. Jackson, Founder
Mosaic Genius

Jazz Selections
Cassie Watson Fancillon, Harpist

Stephanie Jordan, Jazz Singer

Moderator Introduction
Cassandra Welchlin, Executive Director & Co-Convener
Mississippi Black Women’s Roundtable

Moderator:
Tiffany Cross, TV Host, Journalist,
Author of Say It Louder

Panelists:
Aleshia Young, Ambassador
Black Youth Vote Mississippi

Moriah Bateast, Member
Terrebonne Parish NAACP Youth Council

Kiersten Hawkins, Ambassador
Black Youth Vote Mississippi

Kalyn Washington, State Coordinator
Alabama Black Youth Vote

Moderator:
Tiffany Cross, TV Host, Journalist,
Author of Say It Louder

Panelists:
Mary-Pat Hector, State Coordinator
Georgia Black Youth Vote, CEO of Rise Free, Founder of Equity for All, Inc. 

Keturah Butler-Reed, Co-Convener
Louisiana Black Women’s Roundtable, Freelance Organizing, Cancer Free Economy Network, Sign1News

Illai Kenney, Managing Director
HBCU Green Fund, Black Youth Vote Alumni

Call to Action
Cassandra Welchlin, Executive Director & Co-Convener,
Mississippi Black Women’s Roundtable

Joi Chaney, Senior Policy Advisor
NCBCP/BWR, Founder, J.O.I. Strategies 

Gwendolyn Hughes, Convener
Louisiana Black Women’s Roundtable, Louisiana Unity Coalition 

Jazz Musical Postlude
Cassie Watson Fancillon, Harpist

Networking