Join us at the 43rd Annual Legislative Conference – September 18-22nd, 2013

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) 43rd Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) is the premier conference on legislative and policy issues impacting the African-American community.

This year’s ALC theme, It Starts With You, is a call to action to be and to lead the positive change needed in public policy. To view a full schedule of conference activities click here.

Opening Doors to Housing: CBC and the Development of U.S. Fair Housing Policy

What: This session will focus on the role of the Congressional Black Caucus and other African Americans in Congress in the debate and formation of U.S. fair housing policies. From the Fair Housing Act of 1969 to current debates over the Housing Fairness Act of 2013, African American members of Congress have played an important role in strengthening housing protections. Join a panel of experts, policy makers and Congress members to discuss the history and future of this important issue.

Where: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 144 A

When: Friday, September 20, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. View our 2012 Issue Forum: To Be Engaged or Not To Be Engaged, Civically That Is!

2013 CBCF Avoice Student Workshop

What: High school students and their teachers will explore the legislative contributions of African Americans in Congress through an interactive workshop at the National Archives and Records and Administration in Washington, DC. The workshop will feature activities from the CBCF Avoice Virtual Libraries For Educators Section available online at as well as a tour of the National Archives and complimentary lunch. Open to 30 public and private school students grades 8-12 from all districts. Students must be accompanies by a teacher.

When: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 9:00 a. m to 3:00 p.m

Where: National Archives and Records Administration Building

Have questions or want to reserve space for your students?
Contact D’shawna Bernard at or (202)263-2818.
RSVP deadline is Wednesday, September 4, 2013.

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