601 4th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37210
For centuries, Black women have been movement builders, thought leaders, and change makers. Black women vote at a higher rate than any other group in America and make up a large bloc of progressive voters. Their buying power has swayed mainstream culture and their voting power has influenced the outcome of important elections.
Black women made the difference for Hillary Clinton in her 2016 primary and Doug Jones in his 2017 Senate special election in Alabama. Last year during the midterms, Black women voters were credited with helping a wave of black women win more than 20 seats in Congress and over 20 local seats in Memphis, Tennessee.
As an organization that strives to empower black voters to participate in the civic process, we believe these contributions to our electoral landscape deserve recognition and applause.
Join The Equity Alliance, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, at the Black Women’s Empowerment Brunch on Saturday, July 20 at 11:00 a.m. at Rocketown. The Black Women’s Empowerment Brunch is an inspiring, high-energy fundraiser that features live music and spoken word performances, a plated brunch, mimosas, and networking - all for a great cause.
Last year’s sold out inaugural event brought together over 400 community leaders, corporate executives, elected officials, and black women from all walks of life to celebrate and honor the contributions of black women to politics, government, and society. We will honor black women as Pioneers in Politics and Unsung Sheroes.
Pioneer in Politics: Johnnie Turner - Retired TN State Representative and Civil Rights Leader
Unsung She-ro: Freda Player - Senior Legislative Advisor, Office of the Mayor of Nashville
Live Music by: Jason Eskridge and Band
Spoken Word Performance by: Tia Smedley
Live Performance by: Sankofa African Dance and Drumming Co.
Hosted by: Sissy Brown, 92Q Radio DJ
Thank you to our Sponsors:
Unity Sponsor: Vanderbilt University
Community Supporter: Belmont University
Printing Sponsor: R. H. Boyd Publishing Co.
Digital Sponsor: BAM! Social Business
Event Production by: Creative Girls Rock