2nd Annual Black Women’s Empowerment Brunch coming Saturday, July 20

Keynote speaker Kristen Clarke, JD, President and Executive Director of Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

Plan now to join The Equity Alliance, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, at the 2nd Annual Black Women’s Empowerment Brunch on Saturday, July 20 at 11:00 a.m. at Rocketown. The Black Women’s Empowerment Brunch is an inspiring, high-energy fundraiser that features live music and spoken word performances, a powerful keynote speaker, a plated brunch, mimosas, and networking – all for a great cause. Last year’s sold out inaugural event brought together over 400 community leaders, corporate executives, elected officials, and black women from all walks of life to celebrate and honor the contributions of black women to politics, government, and society.

The event will feature: Entertainment by Jason Eskridge, Tia Smedley, and the Sankofa African Dance and Drumming Company; A live auctioned painting by distinguished artist James Threalkill; Host Sissy Brown, radio personality for 92Q; two black women as our Honorees — Retired State Rep. Johnnie Turner (Pioneer in Politics Award) and Metro Nashville Senior Legislative Advisor Freda Player-Peters (Unsung Shero Award); A powerful message by keynote speaker Kristen Clarke, JD, President and Executive Director of the Washington DC-based firm Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; A heartfelt message from our friend and partner Brianna Brown, Deputy Director of the Texas Organizing Project; and Personal testimonials from Equity Alliance volunteers and supporters.

For centuries, Black women have been movement builders, thought leaders, and change makers. Black women vote at a higher rate than any other group in America and make up a large bloc of progressive voters. Their buying power has swayed mainstream culture and their voting power has influenced the outcome of important elections.

Black women made the difference for Hillary Clinton in her 2016 primary and Doug Jones in his 2017 Senate special election in Alabama. Last year during the midterms, Black women voters were credited with helping a wave of black women win more than 20 seats in Congress and over 20 local seats in Memphis, Tennessee.

As an organization that strives to empower black voters to participate in the civic process, The Equity Alliance believes these contributions to our electoral landscape deserve recognition and applause.

The Equity Alliance would like to recognize and thank these sponsors for this event: Vanderbilt University, BAM Social Business, Brenda Gadd, David Briley for Mayor, Google Fiber, Healthy and Free Tennessee, Jim Cooper for Congress, Jim Shulman for Vice Mayor, Purpose Preparatory Academy, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, and The Maynard Group.

Tickets are $100 and can be purchased on Eventbrite. Please purchase by July 17. The link (below) is also on the Equity Alliance website or on their Facebook page. Guests will receive complimentary mimosas and a swag bag full of goodies from black-owned and black-women-owned local businesses.

Tell your friends about the event, using these hashtags: #BlackWomenforTN and #BetonBlackWomen.
Follow this link to get your ticket on Eventbrite: https:// www.eventbrite.com/e/black-womens-empowerment-brunch-tickets-61401577772