Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke to Deliver Keynote Address at Black Women’s Conference & Career Information, Medgar Evers College, Nov. 12

US Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke

Honoring the Legacy of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

On Saturday, November 12, 2011, Medgar Evers College, in collaboration with the Black Women for Fairness, Equity & Justice, shall host Black Women’s Conference & Career Information: Honoring the Legacy of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm in Academic Building I – Dining Hall – at 1638 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225.

“This conference offers an exciting opportunity to deal with topics important to the personal and professional development of women of color,” said Dr. Eda Hastick, who co-chairs the conference with Dr. Una Clarke, conference convener, and Dr. John Flateau. Medgar Evers College First Lady, Mrs. Merriette Pollard, MA, serves as the Honorary Chair.

The event shall feature panels touching on a wide array of topics including “Education, Higher Education & Career Management: Pathways to Success”, “Critical Health Care Issues For Brooklyn”, and “The Status of Black Women in the Diaspora: Global & Local Perspectives.”

The Conference keynote address will be delivered by US Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, 11th CD. Brooklyn NY. Other noted speakers to include: Dr . Evelyn Castro, Long Island University; Debra Carey, CEO, SUNY Downstate Medical Center; Roslyn Weinstein, Exec. Dir. (Actg), Kings County Hospital Center, NYC HHC; Hon. Yvonne Graham, Brooklyn Deputy Borough President; Hon. Rosemonde Pierre-Louis, Manhattan Deputy Borough President; Nicole Lee, Esq., President, TransAfrica Forum; Rose Graham, Parkside Prep; Karen Boykin-Towns, President, NAACP Brooklyn Branch; Onida Mayers, NYC Campaign Finance Board; Marjorie Parker, Opportunities For A Better Tomorrow; Judge Paul Wooten, NYS Supreme Court; L. Joy Williams, LJW Community Strategies; Glynda Carr, Higher Heights For America; Tiffany Raspberry, York Associates, LLC; Dr. Eda Hastick; Dr. Joan Parrot-Fonseca; Dr. John Flateau; Dr. Doris Withers; Dr. Jean Gumbs; Valerie Kennedy, Esq., and Dr. Brenda Greene.

Sponsors include: Health First, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Entergy Nuclear Northeast, Kings County Hospital Center, NYC School Construction Authority For Public Policy, National Association Of University Women (NAUW) Brooklyn Chapter, School Construction Authority, and the Caribbean American Chamber Of Commerce & Industry.

Registration takes place from 8 am to 9 am. There is a $10.00 registration fee which includes breakfast, luncheon, reception and materials. Please make checks payable to the Caribbean Research Center Foundation,” Medgar Evers College, 1150 Carroll St., Rm 315, Brooklyn, NY 11225. Contact phone: 718-270-6218, 4853, 5070 (10am – 4pm). To RSVP by email: or by phone: 718-270-6903.

About Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Medgar Evers College was founded in 1970 through the efforts from educators and community leaders in central Brooklyn. The College is named after Medgar Wiley Evers, a Mississippi-born black civil rights activist who was assassinated on June 12, 1963. The College is divided into four schools: The School of Business; The School of Professional and Community Development; The School of Liberal Arts and Education; and The School of Science, Health, and Technology. Through these Schools, the College offers 29 associate and baccalaureate degree programs, as well as certificate programs in fields such as English, Nursing, and Accounting. Medgar Evers College also operates several co-curricular and external programs and associated centers such as the Male Development and Empowerment Center, the Center for Women’s Development, the Center for Black Literature, and The DuBois Bunche Center for Public Policy.