In the spirit of Women’s History Month, the Caribbean Research Center at Medgar Evers College, Black Women for Fairness & Equity, Shirley Chisholm Women’s Empowerment 2017 and Conference Chair Assemblywoman Diana C. Richardson will be honoring Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm. This year will mark the sixth year of the Shirley Chisholm Women’s Empowerment Conference. The theme of this year’s event is “Defining the Moment, Building the Movement.”  

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke and other elected women throughout Brooklyn and Queens will be attending this event. Chisholm became the first African-American congresswomen in 1968. She represented New York State in the U.S. House of Representatives for seven terms. In 1972, she was a candidate in the Democratic presidential primaries.

Along with honoring Chisholm, attendees can participate in the panel discussion, enjoy musical selections by PLG Arts and have a breakfast sponsored by Health First. This event will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Medgar Evers College (1638 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y.). This event starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 2:40 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission and discounted to $10 for students with a valid ID. For ticket formation, visit