Women of Color Political Luncheon held at the Jeron X. Grayson Center
March 14, 2016 12:00 AM
From left, Glynda Carr, co-founder of Higher Heights; Jessica Gonzales-Rojas, executive director of National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health; Jessica Byrd, principal of Three Point Strategies; Kimberly Kaplan and La'Tasha D. Mayes, executive director of New Voices.
Guests from Pittsburgh and across the country attend the Women of Color Political Lunch.
By Natalie Bencivenga / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
New Voices, a non-profit based in East Liberty, held its sixth Women of Color Political Luncheon at the Jeron X. Grayson Center in the Hill District, on Friday. The event focused on issues surrounding the 2016 presidential election and hosted national leaders including Jessica L. Byrd of Three Point Strategies, Glynda Carr of Higher Heights Leadership Fund and Jessica Gonzales-Rojas of National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health. Kimberly Kaplan, a former candidate for Pittsburgh City Council, also participated.
“New Voices is excited to host the political lunch because now more than ever black women and women of color are changing the national political landscape as voters, advocates, candidates, donors and strategists,” said La’Tasha D. Mayes, New Voices executive director.
The political lunch is a signature event of the ninth annual Women of Color HERStory Month, which is a 30-plus day celebration of the power, legacy and achievements of women of color in Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Philadelphia. For a full listing of events through March 26, visit womenofcolorherstory.org.
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