For Immediate Release
February 20, 2019
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Power Rising 2019 is thrilled to announce additional speakers to its lineup of inspiring black women who will join more than 1,000 women from around the United States in New Orleans, Louisiana February 22nd– 24th. . .  In addition to Congressional Black Caucus member Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) who will speak at the opening plenary session on Friday, Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-CA), Joyce Beatty ( D-OH3), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Jahana Hayes (D-CT), Robin Kelly (D-IL), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Terry Sewell (D-AL), Lauren Underwood (D-IL) and Bonnie Watson-Coleman (D-NJ) will also be in attendance.  Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City, and Grammy award-winning singer Erica Campbell will also join this year's summit for what promises to be another history making gathering of Black women.  The full schedule of speakers and events can be found at

The following events are open to members of the media and on the record:

Friday, February 22:

9:00 AM          Opening Plenary Session

12:00 PM        Luncheon Panel

Saturday, February 23:

9:30 AM          Opening Plenary Session

12:30 PM        Luncheon Panel

Sunday, February 24:

Closing Brunch


Media Credentialing Information:

Members of the media who wish to cover open press events at Power Rising 2019 must email their full name, DOB, contact information and media organization to: NO LATER THAN 10:00AM THURSDAY FEBRUARY 21ST .  A confirmation email will be sent by 5:00 PM on Thursday, February 21stalong with information regarding credential pick up.  NOTE: media credentials will be required to cover events.


Power Rising is an intergenerational power force of Black women from various sectors. We are businesswomen, politicians, union members, authors. We are cis and transgender, we are LGBTQ, we are mothers, aunties, and we are immigrants. We are from various backgrounds and share different views, we are Black women – power speaking truth. We are Power Rising.