Black Women to Gather in Philadelphia for 2024 Annual Power Rising Summit, ‘For the Win!’

Black Women to Gather in Philadelphia for 2024 Annual Power Rising Summit, ‘For the Win!’

Black women from around the country are gathering at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, PA, February 9-11, 2024, for Power Rising’s annual national summit. This year’s theme, “For the Win!”, will focus conversations on all the ways that black women can win in this moment — from our health to our communities, businesses, finances and our nation.  Plenary and workshop sessions will include conversations about a range of key issues black women are dealing with in our personal and professional lives. Topics will include black women’s leadership, reproductive justice, how to run for office, AI and increasing diversity in the tech sector, how to build wealth and common myths around investing and building financial freedom. Approximately 500 women and girls, of all ages, sexual orientations and gender identities, professional & educational backgrounds, and faiths are expected to attend. The summit began on Friday morning with an opening greeting from Power Rising Co-Convener Rev. Leah Daughtry with Musiq Soulchild closing out the weekend at Sunday brunch.

Founded in 2018, Power Rising provides a gathering place for Black women, from coast to coast, to come together and develop plans to build and maximize our personal and collective strengths. Our work is organized around five pillars: Business & Economic Empowerment, Culture & Community, Education & Technology, Health & Wellness, and Political Empowerment. Power Rising Action Fund, our c4 arm, engages in civic engagement and organizing on a nonpartisan basis; promotes awareness of and support for education regarding to strategies and best practices as it relates to community organizing and civic engagement; and promotes strategies that advance racial, gender and social justice. We carry out our work through annual gatherings, regional meetings, regularly scheduled webinars, and other organizing activities. Power Rising was birthed out of a retreat of the women of the Congressional Black Caucus, and our Organizing Committee of high-profile and frontline activists, businesswomen, and organizational leaders, representing the broad diversity of Black womanhood, have banded together to organize this annual gathering.

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

Friday, February 9, 2024:

10:00 a.m. – Opening Plenary Session

The State of Black Women: Critical Issues, Critical Action

Moderator: Symone D. Sanders, Author, Democratic Strategist and Co-Host MSNBC’s The Weekend

Panelists:

Rev. Shavon Arline-Bradley, President, National Council of Negro Women

Dr. Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO, the National Women’s Law Center 

Kelley Robinson, President, The Human Rights Campaign

Andrea Joy Campbell, Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

12:00 p.m. – Luncheon Discussion

Bringing Our Gifts: How We Learn, Work, and Win Together

Moderator: Angela Rye, Esq., Principal and CEO IMPACT Strategies

Panelists:

LaTosha Brown, Southern Black Girls Consortium

Kristal Bush

Tamika Mallory, Co-Founder, Until Freedom

Imani Rupert-Gordon, Executive Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights

Saturday, February 10, 2024

9:30 a.m. – Plenary Session: Hell No!  Protecting and Defending Black Women’s Leadership

Moderator: Brittany Packnett Cunningham

Panelists:

Melanie Campbell, President and CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation; Convener, Black Women’s Roundtable

Dr. Brittney Cooper, Professor, Rutgers University

Ashley Etienne

Karen Finney, Political Strategist, Political Commentator, Advocate

Media Credentialing Information:

Members of the media who wish to cover the Plenary sessions can pick up credentials on Friday 10 a.m.-11 a.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. In order to gain access to the events, media will be required to show valid press credentials from their media organization 

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Contact Information:

Power Rising

info@powerrising.org

Karen Finney

Board Member

media@powerrising.org

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Uplifted Hearts Foundation Partners With the YMCA at Their Facilities in Houston, Texas, by Gifting 400+ Pairs of Brand-New Shoes and Sneakers for Houston Children

Uplifted Hearts Foundation Partners With the YMCA at Their Facilities in Houston, Texas, by Gifting 400+ Pairs of Brand-New Shoes and Sneakers for Houston Children

Uplifted Hearts Foundation Partners With the YMCA at Their Facilities in Houston, Texas, by Gifting 400+ Pairs of Brand-New Shoes and Sneakers for Houston Children
Uplifted Hearts YMCA Event

Uplifted Hearts Foundation and its founder Hanin Al Qoreishy partner with the YMCA Houston on Feb. 8, 2024 to provide 400 pairs of shoes to Houston children.

The Uplifted Hearts Foundation, a Houston-based 501c3 nonprofit that operates with a profound commitment to building stronger bonds within families and nurturing connections among child refugees and orphans, partnered with the YMCA at their Houston facilities on Feb. 8, 2024, by gifting 400+ brand-new pairs of proper fitting sneakers to Houston children. 

Uplifted Hearts founder Hanin Al Qoreishy has an amazing story of perseverance against all odds in migrating from a war-torn Iraq at the age of 12 to the US while navigating cultural and linguistic barriers, cultivating a strong work ethic, and this has driven her true passion for the foundation. Hanin is the Founder and President of Houston-based Legacy Insurance Advisors and dedicates her personal time to her foundation which is her true passion. Hanin was recently featured in the Houston Business Journal as a rising star in the Houston Business community and for the recognition of her efforts to give back to Houston children through her foundation.

The Uplifted Hearts Foundation firmly believes that a child’s relationship with their family serves as the cornerstone upon which their connection with the world is built. A strong and loving family environment provides the foundation for a child’s emotional well-being and their sense of self. It is from this safe and nurturing space that children learn about trust, empathy, and resilience.

The Uplifted Hearts Foundation has additional events planned in 2024, where we will be offering additional materials, donations, food, and/or special events that will truly help and impact Houston families to build these stronger connections among child refugees and orphans.

Contact Information:

Errin O’Connor

Contributor

errino@epcgroup.net

713-410-9950

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Sensay Introduces Revolutionary AI Dementia Care

Sensay Introduces Revolutionary AI Dementia CareBeyond Traditional Care: How Sensay’s AI Companions Are Crafting Personalized Support

Sensay Introduces Revolutionary AI Dementia Care
Sensay AI Dementia Health Tech

Sensay AI Alzheimer’s Disease digital replication technology.

In a world where over 55 million people are living with dementia—a number projected to rise dramatically in the coming decades—Sensay introduces a transformative solution that stands at the forefront of healthcare innovation. As dementia increasingly challenges individuals’ memory, cognitive abilities, and emotional well-being, Sensay emerges not merely as a product but as a beacon of hope, blending cutting-edge AI with deep empathy to revolutionize care for those affected.

The Challenge of Dementia Care

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease not only strip individuals of precious memories but often lead to emotional and social isolation, complicating daily tasks and personal care. The burden on caregivers is immense, with geographic and economic factors further limiting access to quality care. Sensay addresses these challenges head-on, providing a solution that transcends traditional care methods.

Sensay’s Innovative Support

At the heart of Sensay’s platform is the use of advanced AI to create digital replicas of patients, preserving their memories, voices, and personalities, offering users a sense of continuity and connection. Interactive AI companions provide personalized engagement, while cognitive stimulation activities aim to track the progression of symptoms. Sensay also offers invaluable support to caregivers, fostering a community of advice and support.

Sensay’s foundation is a deep commitment to preserving the richness of individual histories and memories, utilizing technology to maintain the essence of cherished relationships. The platform’s design is intuitive and accessible, ensuring ease of use regardless of technological proficiency. 

With over 20,000 users, Sensay’s effectiveness is reflected by early testimonials and research findings, demonstrating significant improvements in users’ emotional well-being and cognitive engagement.

Key Features of Sensay

– Digital Replication of Memories: Digitally replicates loved ones’ voices, images, and personalities.
– Cognitive Stimulation: Daily reminders and personalized exercises designed to combat the progression of dementia symptoms.
– Support for Caregivers: Provides resources and tools to alleviate caregiver stress and promote effective care strategies.

Sensay’s Impact

Sensay is more than a technological innovation; it’s a comprehensive solution that enhances the lives of those affected by dementia. By replicating familiar people and memories, Sensay offers comfort and familiarity, addressing the emotional and social challenges of dementia. As the platform learns and adapts, it promises increasingly personalized support, making a tangible difference in the lives of users and caregivers alike.

Dan Thomson, Founder of Sensay, shares his vision: “At the heart of Sensay is a commitment to reimagining dementia care. We believe in the power of technology to preserve the essence of our shared humanity—our memories, voices, and the stories that define us. As we look to the future, our goal is to bridge the gap between technology and empathy, ensuring that every individual with dementia can maintain a connection to their identity and loved ones.”

By harnessing the power of technology, Sensay is committed to improving the quality of life for millions affected by dementia worldwide. 

Contact:
www.sensay.io
info@sensay.io
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Contact Information:

Dan Thomson

Press Office

dan@sensay.io

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