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Release Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 1:29 PM
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The Washington Post Brings Panel on Black Women Perspectives to Howard
 
Photo Credit: Marvin Joseph / The Washington Post

WASHINGTON (February 1, 2012) –Howard University's Women as Change Agents (WACA) and The Washington Post will host a panel discussion related to the newspaper's recent series of articles on African-American women. The forum, titled 'Peeling Back the Labels: Black Women in America' takes place in Armour J. Blackburn University Center on the main campus on Wednesday, Feb. 29. at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Panelists will include Dr. Tricia Bent-Goodley, a Howard University professor of Social Work; Cara V. James, director of the Disparities Policy Project of the Kaiser Family Foundation; Rahiel Tesfamariam, founder and editorial director of UrbanCusp.com; and Krissah Thompson, a national staff writer for The Washington Post. The Washington Post's nationally syndicated personal finance columnist, Michelle Singletary will moderate the forum.

The discussion will feature results from a new, national survey conducted by The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation that captured experiences and perspectives of black women. The topics include career success, raising families and romantic relationships.

All guests are requested to RSVP and submit questions for the panel to Jaye Linnen at (202) 334-4917 or email behindtheheadlines@washpost.com by noon on Wednesday, Feb. 29.

ABOUT HOWARD
Howard University is a private research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Founded in 1867, students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 24 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at www.howard.edu.

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ABOUT HOWARD

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 24 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at www.howard.edu.


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