Virtual Event June 19 – Juneteenth Celebration, Black Women Lead: Voting in the 20s

by June 10, 2020

About this event

Starts at 6:30 pm

The African American Caucus of the Wake County Democratic Party , in conjunction with the Southern Wake Democrats, invites you to join us for our 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration – Black Women Lead event!

With the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, our theme for this year’s event is “Voting in the 20s”. Our focus is on the history of black women’s voting rights and leadership from 1920 to 2020. We will highlight black women who were part of the women’s suffrage movement, as well as those who are carrying forward today on the work of pioneering black women. Our panelists will speak about those women that have inspired them as black women in public service, as well as the ongoing challenges faced by black women leaders today.

Our panel includes:

Representative Yvonne Lewis Holley – NC House District 38 and Democratic Candidate for NC Lieutenant Governor

Representative Sydney Batch – NC House District 37

Commissioner Jessica Holmes – Wake County Commissioner District 3 and Democratic Candidate for NC Commissioner of Labor

Ms. Monika Johnson-Hostler – Wake County Board of Education, District 2

Ms. Adelaide Banks – Historian of African American History and Race Relations Educator

Ms. Montica Talmadge – State Director, Care in Action National Domestic Workers Alliance and Panel Moderator

We will also have a very special surprise national guest who will be attending the event. More details to come soon!

Tickets are free. Once you RSVP through Mobilize, an email containing the registration link for this virtual event will be sent to you.

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