Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA) will hold a summit in Emeryville on November 1st at the Hilton Garden Inn, located on 1800 Powell Street.
The event kicks off at 8:30 AM with breakfast, and ends at 3:30 PM with a networking mixer.
All seven chapters of BWOPA (Oakland, Fresno, Hayward, Richmond, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Stockton) will be represented as well as community leaders from across California.
Keynote speakers include Minyon Moore, and Tanya Acker, CNN commentator, and co-host of the TV show “Hot Bench,” with introduction from Bev Kearny.
Expert workshop panels will address community mobilization, and preparation for public leadership.
Laniece Jones, Press Advisor, said that BWOPA focuses on core issues of education, health, economic development, and criminal justice reform. Also, that these issues are dealt with best when experiences and practices can be shared.
Jones said that the goal of the summit is to get people empowered, and encourage people to make an impact on their communities.
Earlier in the year, during a recruitment effort by BWOPA, State President, Dezie Woods Jones said, “Whether you’re in the church house, or in the health house, or education, somebody’s making decisions about your life; look at the health care issues we’re dealing with now, the job training issues. If you’re not part of structuring that [is] making those decisions, then you’re reacting to something somebody else is making for you.”
Tickets for the event are $150, if purchased by October 31st, and $165 onsite. Tickets can be purchased at bwopatileleadershipsummit.eventbrite.com. More information about BWOPA can be found at bwopa.org.