Please join us at our upcoming 32nd Annual Leadership Breakfast, held during the 42nd Annual Legislative Conference of the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators in Albany, New York, on Sunday, February 17, 2013, 7:30 to 9:30 AM at the Hotel Albany/Crowne Plaza Albany Hotel.
The Westchester Black Women's Political Caucus, Inc. has a long-standing tradition of holding the Sunday morning conference breakfast. Our 300+ breakfast attendees represent various unions with strongholds in New York State as well as many political heavy-weights and community leaders. Our honorees have been African-American women and men who have made valuable contributions to their respective communities or their chosen profession through a variety of endeavors, such as politics, business, health and human/community services, education, religion and support of the unions. A few of the past recipients have been Honorable C. Virginia Fields, former Manhattan Borough President, New York City; Regent Adelaide Sanford, University of the State of New York; The late Honorable Shirley A. Chisholm, former Congresswoman; Hazel Dukes, President, NYS Division of NAACP; Honorable Andrea Stewart-Cousins, NYS Senator; Dr. Shirley A. Jackson, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Albany, New York; and African-American Women in Ministry, Leading Women in the Unions; Outstanding Men of Courage; and The Caribbean Women’s Health Association. Notably, former First Lady and our current Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton attended the Leadership Breakfast one year and addressed the audience about the importance of participation in the political process to affect positive change in our community. Also notable is US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's annual attendance and last year's keynote speaker, Elinor Tatum, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, The New York Amsterdam News.
This year we are estatic to announce our keynote speaker will be Joy Ann Reid, Managing Editor of TheGrio.com and a MSNBC On-Air Contributor. Our dynamic honorees are Dr. Alice P. Green, Executive Director of the Center for Law and Justice, Inc. and Fritz Reid, President of the Health Services Employees Local 768 of District Council 37, AFSCME, AFL-CIO.
Tickets are $ 50 and are available on our website at... http://www.wbwpc.org/save-the-date-wbwpc-32nd-annual-leadership-breakfast-on-feb-17th-albany-ny/
We hope to see you on February 17th!