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Advisory: Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Launches CBC TECH 2020 (event today)

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Washington, DC, May 19, 2015 | comments

Today, May 19th at 4:00 p.m. EDT, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) will launch CBC TECH 2020, a new initiative aimed at increasing African American representation and inclusion in the tech industry.  CBC members will encourage industry leaders to use the same entrepreneurial spirit they use when creating new technologies to become innovators in diversifying tech.  Ben Jealous, Partner at Kapor Capital and former NAACP President, will moderate the Member-led panel discussion.  The event will also include a Q&A, followed by Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr. delivering brief remarks.

WHO:            CBC Diversity Task Force Members:

                        Rep. G. K. Butterfield (NC), CBC Chairman

                        Rep. Barbara Lee (CA), Co-Chair, Diversity Taskforce

                        Rep. Maxine Waters (CA)

                        Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA)

                        Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX)

                        Rep. Bennie Thompson (MS)

                        Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, II (MO)

                        Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY) 

                        Moderator: Ben Jealous

                        Closing Remarks: Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr.

WHAT:          Launch of CBC TECH 2020, a new initiative aimed at increasing African American inclusion in the tech sector.

WHEN:          Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (EDT)

WHERE:        Madison Building, Library of Congress

                        101 Independence Avenue SE -- Montpelier Room (6th Floor)

                        Washington, DC  20540

PRESS:          This event will be recorded and live streamed.  It is open to the press.

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