Date: November 15, 2016
Time: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: The Beekeeper Group
1101 14th Street, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005

PolicyThink: Women of Color Policy Summit is the premier national policy development and civic engagement summit for women of color. Women of color are a formidable force in the 2016 election cycle and beyond.  This inaugural summit harnesses the collective power of one of the most influential voting segments in the US by convening women of color organizers, influencers, leaders, nonprofit and other organizations to address and develop policy recommendations and an agenda to be shared with presidential campaigns and the US Congress.  Attendees will have an opportunity to interact with national leaders, participate in facilitated workshops and contribute to a set of final policy recommendations that will be shared with media and those seeking election to the White House and Congress.

Event Schedule

8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:10 am Opening
9:10 am – 9:35 am Guest Speaker or Distinguished Panel to Frame the Day
9:35 am – 9:45 am Breakout Instructions
9:45 am – 10:00 am Break
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Facilitated Working Sessions
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch – Speaker
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Facilitated Working Sessions / Complete Policy Recommendations
4:30 pm – 4:45 pm Break
4:45 pm – 6:00 pm Report Recommendations
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Networking Session

Workshop Issue Areas

Budget & Appropriations
Child Welfare & Elderly

Civil Rights

  • Voting Rights
  • Supreme Court nominations
  • Title IX
  • LGBT
  • Environmental Justice

Community Development and Empowerment

Environment & Transportation

Criminal Justice and Public Safety

  • Criminal Justice Reform
  • Human Trafficing
  • Violence Against Women
Diversity & Inclusion
Economic Security & Employment
/Pay Equity
Increasing the minimum wage
Federal Contracting
Food and Nutrition
STEM /Tech / Telecommunications