NOW Event to Examine Intersects of Gender, Health, Economics, Violence and Race 

Washington, D.C. – In honor of Black History Month, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is proud to present the Racial Justice Summit and Congressional Briefing: Addressing the Intersects of Gender, Health, Economics, Violence and Race, sponsored by U.S. Congresswoman Gwen MooreSpecial guest speakers will cover topics including immigration rights, maternal mortality, voter suppression and economic justice. 

WhatNOW’s Racial Justice Summit and Congressional Briefing
When: Monday, February 10, 2020; 9:00 am-5:00 pm Eastern
Where: U.S. Capitol Building- Rayburn House Office Building, Rooms 2044 & 2045 streamed live at:
Who: Joining NOW President Toni Van Pelt and Vice President Christian F. Nunes are:

Invited Speakers 

U.S. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, 

Recipient, NOW Award of Distinction for Intersectional Feminism   

U.S. Congresswoman Sharice Davids  

U.S. Congressman Raul Grijalva 

U.S. Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley 

U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib 

U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Special Guest Speaker 

Dr. Gary L. Ford Jr.Author and Professor 


Ashley AllisonThe Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights  

Barbara R. Arnwine, Transformative Justice Coalition

Amy HinojosaMANA, A National Latina Organization  

Marcia JohnsonBlanco, Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Voting Rights Project  

Virginia Kase, League of Women Voters  

Ola Ojewumi, PPMW DC Advocates Council 

Kevin Powell, Author and Civil Rights Activist  

Dariely Rodriguez, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law 

Reyna Taylor, National Council for Behavioral Health 

Kenyette Tisha Barnes, Co-Founder of #MuteRKelly 

Additional Speakers to be Announced.  

Media: Due to limited space media RSVPs are requested, please contact                                                                                   


Contact: Kimberly Hayes, Press Secretary,, 202-570-4745