Shirley Chisolm – Avoice Women of the CBC
Avoice is thrilled that Women’s History Month is upon us! The National Women’s History Project (NWHP) declared the 2012 Women’s History Month theme as “Women’s Education Women’s Empowerment.” With more women displaying empowerment now than ever before, it comes as no surprise that women are the current majority in American colleges nationwide. The Avoice Women of the CBC Exhibit displays the dedication that the women in the Congressional Black Caucus have toward education, healthcare, and the empowerment of women and the community at large.
Historically, African-American female Representatives have taken a special interest in expanding the educational awareness of women’s health. In addition to legislation, the women of the CBC continue to take a leading role in public advocacy by organizing Health Brain Trusts that bring together medical and legislative leaders to create solutions to the pressing needs of the African-American community. These women understand the essence of empowerment is through education. It is no wonder that the Congressional Black Caucus is known as the Conscience of Congress.
Take some time this Women’s History Month to learn about the contributions of African-American Congresswomen by visiting the Avoice Women of the CBC Exhibit. Avoice encourages you to share this exhibit with others to insure the legacy remains a part of our history and continues beyond Women’s History Month.