EVENT ADVISORY: CAPAF Hosts Conversation with CBC Chairman Rep. Cedric Richmond, Panelists on State of the Black Family And Congressional Black Caucus Agenda for 115th Congress

Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, February 28, the Center for American Progress Action Fund will host a conversation with Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, or CBC, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) as he outlines the caucus agenda for the 115th Congress. The conversation will focus on the state of the black family and how policy choices can close the disparities that remain for African Americans in health care, jobs and the economy, education, and the criminal justice system. Rep. Richmond will be joined by a panel of distinguished experts to discuss ways in which the CBC and other policymakers can work to reduce these disparities and push back on some of the regressive policies of the current administration.

This event is open to press. To attend, please RSVP here. For more information, please contact Tanya Arditi at or 202.741.6258.


In discussion:
Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), Chairman, Congressional Black Caucus
Neera Tanden, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund

Featured panelists:
Dr. Brian Smedley, Executive Director, National Collaborative for Health Equity
Fatima Goss Graves, Senior Vice President for Program, National Women’s Law Center
Nkechi Taifa, Advocacy Director for Criminal Justice, Open Society Foundation
Tanya Clay House, former Deputy Assistant Secretary, P-12, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, U.S. Department of Education; Consultant, Schott Foundation for Public Education

Moderated by:
Danyelle Solomon, Director, Progress 2050 Action, Center for American Progress Action Fund


Tuesday, February 28, 2017
10:30 a.m. ET – 12:00 p.m. ET


Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005