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Pre-Register for National Summit on Non-Violence

When: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 9am – 5pm

Location: Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M. Street, NW, Washington DC

PRE-REGISTRATION FORM-NATIONAL SUMMIT ON NON-VIOLENCE HERE

National Week of Non-Violence

“National Week of Non-Violence, August 16-23, 2014″

If your organization wants to participate follow directions below:

Click Here for National Week of Non-Violence Flyer

STEP ONE: Please list 2014 Non-Violence events here

STEP TWO: POST UP YOUR NON-VIOLENCE EVENTS ON MASTER CALENDAR

Note: All 2014 Events welcomed to be listed

Violence Prevention Film

“On 2nd Thought”




National Summit Council Announces National Week of Non-Violence

(Left to Right) Dr. Stephanie E. Myers, Nat. Co-Chair, Black Women for Positive Change; BW4PC Chaplain Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds, Press Conference Moderator; Summit Council Members Mayor William Euille, Alexandria, VA; Rabbi Batya Steinlauf, Jewish Community Relations Council, Marcus Hughes, NAACP; and Imam Talib Shareef, Nation’s Mosque in DC; BW4PC Charter Member Rev. Emily Ward; Uniformed Officers of Metropolitan Police Dept. and Bernadette Tolson, BW4PC Charter Member and Chair, BW4PC Development Committee.

Rabbi Steinlauf, Imam Shareef, Dr. Myers

Rabbi Steinlauf, Imam Shareef, Dr. Myers

Mayor William Euille, Alexandria, VA; Dr. Stephanie Myers, Nat Co-Chair, BW4PC; Bernadette Tolson & Rabbi Batya Steinlauf, BW4PC Charter Members; Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds, Chaplain and Moderator; and Marcus Hughes, Summit Council Member and Youth Council, NAACP.

Mayor William Euille, Alexandria, VA; Dr. Stephanie Myers, Nat Co-Chair, BW4PC; Bernadette Tolson & Rabbi Batya Steinlauf, BW4PC Charter Members; Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds, Chaplain and Moderator; and Marcus Hughes, Summit Council Member and Youth Council, NAACP.

Uniformed Officers of Metropolitan Police Dept.

Uniformed Officers of Metropolitan Police Dept.

BW4PC Chaplain Rev Dr. Barbara Reynolds Inducted into Morehouse Chapel Board of Preachers

On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, BW4PC Chaplain Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds was Inducted into the Board of Preachers, Martin Luther King International Chapel, at Morehouse College. This is a special honor for a woman Faith Leader. Photo left to right: Rev. Keith Magee, Inductee Rev Dr Barbara Reynolds, Inductee and Lawrence Carter, Dean Morehouse Chapel.

Kayla Hicks at Black Women’s Roundtable Women’s Empowerment Conference

Kayla Hicks represented BW4PC at Black Women’s Roundtable Women’s Empowerment Conference, Arlington, VAKayla A. Hicks, Regional Organizing Director, Virginians for Responsible Gun Laws
Rev. Marcia Dyson, Founder & CEO, Women’s Global Initiative and M&M Dyson, LLC. Debra Speed, Dir. for Public Policy & Strategic Alliances at Verizon Communications, a Dow Jones 30 Company
Dr. Mary E. Ivey, President & CEO Maine Ave. Ministries and Author

White House Screening of Lifetime Television’s, “Trip to Bountiful”

Representatives of BW4PC attended White House Screening of Lifetime Television’s, “Trip to Bountiful” with Cecily Tyson, Blair Underwood, and Vanessa Williams. First Lady Michelle Obama and White House Associate Director of Public Engagement Heather Foster led discussion following film.

In Photo Joycelyn Daniels, Barbara Reynolds, Karen Portman, Stephanie Myers, and Ruth Marshall

Networkers attend French White House Event

Stephanie Myers, Ruth Marshall, Sandy Henderson, Michael Carter, Rhonda Glen, Erin Gormley and Erin’s son, went to the White House to welcome French President Francois Hollande. While a few didn’t make it through the entire event due to cold, others had a great time!Rhonda Glen, BW4PC/Maryland says, “The State Arrival Ceremony for Francois Hollande, President of a France, was a really enjoyable and memorable White House event! It was definitely cold, but it was a crisp and sunny day which provided a beautiful backdrop to the display of patriotism, diplomacy and hospitality which encompassed the hour-long ceremony. To the absolute delight of the crowd, President Obama even did a short walkabout and shook a few hands after reviewing the troops!”

Champion of African American History: Carter G. Woodson

Posted by Valerie Jarrett on February 05, 2014 at 06:12 PM EST  
Ed. Note: This is cross-posted from the Huffington Post  to the Whitehouse Blog

In the fall of 1870, a handful of students made their way through the northwest quadrant of the nation’s capital, and through the doors of D.C.’s “Preparatory High School for Colored Youth,” the country’s first public high school for African American children. There, in the shadow of the American Civil War, and dawned with the spark of reconstruction, a converted basement-turned-classroom in the lower floor of Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church bore the seeds of Dunbar High School, which would become one of the country’s preeminent institutions for African American educational achievement. The students and teachers who graced its hallways would be heard through the years in the halls of Congress, in the highest ranks of the U.S. Military, at the heart of our civil rights movement, and in the upper echelons of medical and scientific study.

One such voice was that of Carter G. Woodson; a journalist, author, historian, and co-founder of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH). It was through his work with the ASNLH that Woodson… Continue reading

BW4PC Bears Witness to White House Presidential Medal of Freedom Event

BW4PC Bears Witness to White House Presidential Medal of Freedom Event

By Karen L. Carrington, Co-Chair, Events & Merchandise Committee and Associate Editor, Black Women for Positive Change Blog

On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, our network Black Women for Positive Change, was present at the White House to witness history as President Barack Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to a diverse group of 16 recipients. This highest American Civilian honor was given to iconic TV personality Oprah Winfrey, Former President Bill Clinton, Retired Chicago Cubs Baseball Great and Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, celebrated civil rights activist Rev. C. T. Vivian along with Feminist Gloria Steinham and Former Senator Richard Lugar. Posthumous wards went to the master strategist and key leader of the social and civil rights movements, Bayard Rustin and the first female astronaut who traveled in space, Sally K. Ride.

President Obama explained this event is one his most favorite duties in selecting recipients who have made significant contributions from the cultural, world peace national security and other interests of the United States.

What made the momentous occasion even more special is the fact that this award was created in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy exactly 50 years ago.… Continue reading

Mayor Chris Beutler of Lincoln, Nebraska issue Proclamation

In Lincoln, Nebraska Mayor Chris Beutler designated Thursday, August 22 as a Day of Non-Violence. “Violence disproportionately affects the lives of people of color across America,” said Jareldine Mays, president of the Lincoln NAACP. “We stand with Black Women for Positive Change in calling for a National Day of Non-Violence and urge government and non-government organizations to continue the work to end violence in our communities.”

Sukari Wright, 13-yr-old poet, performs moving piece at Law Center ‘s 21st Anniversary Dinner

National Week of Nonviolence with Congressman John Lewis

“Changing the Culture of VIolence in America.”

Another View Host Barbara Hamm Lee interviews Stephanie Myers and Ruth Marshall about "Changing the Culture of VIolence in America."

Stephanie Myers & Ruth Marshall with Barbara Hamm-Lee

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