African American Women Conference will be on Saturday, March 31st from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Florida Times Union. The price for the event is $20. The event will be a panel discussion by distinguished, forward thinking African American Women Leaders on issues in education, health and poverty in our community.
The event is hosted by James Weldon Johnson Branch Association for the Study of African American Life and History ( ASALH). The Jacksonville Branch of the ASALH was established in 1995 to present events highlighting significant African American personalities especially Jacksonville native, James Weldon Johnson, an early resident of A. Philip Randolph.
The theme for the event is Black Women in American Culture & History. The event will have a discussion on how black women have played critical roles in this country. Their labor, leadership, motherhood, intellect and artistic expression have all enriched both the African American comunity and the nation at large.
The mission of the ASALH is to reflect Carter G. Woodson’s belief that Black History could not be realized by academics alone and there was a need to extend it through events and organizational activities.