Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference 2017: Recap

From Wednesday, Sept. 20 to Sunday, Sept. 24, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation held their 47th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) in Washington with an estimated attendance of about 10,000 participants. From energy and the environment to community outreach and civic engagement, the conference tackled issues impacting the black community in America and around the world.

This year’s conference theme “And Still I Rise” was developed to reflect the legacy of resilience  in the black community to rise above continued racial inequalities. The ALC was packed with legislators, thought leaders, subject matter experts and other notable figures in media, politics and entertainment that were there to show just how true the theme rang.

From movie screenings to panels discussing hip hop and politics to reproductive justice for black women, this year’s conference was a much needed five day dialogue of not just talking about the change we want to see, but being proactive in finding solutions to create change within our communities.

For the full list of panels, click here.

Weren’t able to make it? You can now check out the videos of the panels On Demand here.  For easy social media recaps, you can also check out the official hashtag #CBCFALC17 on Twitter and Instagram.

Hopefully this year’s conference provoked the minds of today’s leaders to make changes for a better tomorrow.

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