Year: 2018

MS-BWR coordinates phone banks/rides to the polls

The Mississippi Black Women’s Roundtable (MS BWR) and Mississippi Women’s Economic Security Initiative (MWESI) recently coordinated rides to the polls and hosted phone banking centers to reach non-frequent black women voters across the Mississippi Delta as well as the west, central and coastal part of the state.  The voter outreach effort was coordinated with churches …

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MBWR supports push to energize Mississippi’s female voters

MBWR co-convenor Cassandra Welchlin recently supported a gathering aimed at increasing the civic engagement of black women in Mississippi. According to an article highlighting the meeting at Jackson State University, “dozens of black women came together to strategize about the upcoming midterm elections, opening the gathering with a freedom song.” “The revolution done signed my name,” …

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Wage gap for Mississippi’s women one of the nation’s largest

Is Mississippi shortchanging women? According to an article in mississippitoday.org, the answer is a resounding yes. The article is highlighting a report released in early 2018 in conjunction with Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. The campaign raises awareness of how long a black woman working full-time, year-round must work on average into the next year to …

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Welchlin named new co-convener for MBWR

Cassandra Welchlin, director of the Mississippi Women’s Economic Security Initiative (MWESI), has been named the new co-convener and lead organizer of the Mississippi Black Women’s Roundtable. In her new role, Welchlin will become part of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s network of the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR). The BWR is the women and …

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