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CBCF to Host 10th Annual Avoice Heritage Celebration, Honoring African American Leaders in 116th Congress
By Sentinel News Service
Published February 22, 2019

On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) will host the 10th installment of its official Black History Month program, the AVOICE Heritage Celebration, and will honor the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) chair and the five CBC members who chair House committees in the 116th Congress.

Heritage 2019 entitled, “Roots, Return, Remembrance: The Congressional Black Caucus and the Black Agenda,” will reflect on the many diverse stories of migration by African Americans and share how these personal journeys shaped the mission of the CBC.

Honoring leaders who have significantly impacted the global Black diaspora through a political, social and historical agenda of empowerment, the program will feature a fireside chat with the awardees, a special performances by the Washington Performing Arts and a screening of “Who I Am,” a short video that will feature the legacy of the five committee chairs.

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WHAT:         10th Annual AVOICE Heritage Celebration 

 

WHO:           Rep. Karen Bass, CBC Chair – Distinguished Champion for Global Black Empowerment Awardee

Distinguished Leader of Black Legislative Empowerment Awardees:

  • Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Chair, House Committee on Financial Services

 

  • Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Chair, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

 

  • Congressman Robert “Bobby” C. Scott, Chair, House Committee on Education and Labor

 

  • Congressman Bennie G. Thompson, Chair, House Committee on Homeland Security

 

  • Congressman Elijah Cummings,Chair, House Committee on Oversight and Reform

 

Dr. Elsie L. Scott – Interim President and CEO, Congressional Black Caucus

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Foundation, Inc.

Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. (fireside chat moderator)  President and CEO, National Newspaper Publishers Association

 

Tiffany D. Cross (mistresses of ceremonies) – Co-Founder, Managing Editor and Curator, The Beat DC

 

WHERE:      Eaton Hotel Washington 

                    1201 K Street, NW

Washington, DC 20005

 

WHEN:         February 26, 2019.

 

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