‘Women Talk Black’ hosts virtual Florida Voter Registration Celebration tonight

Beverly Bond, founder of Black Girls Rock
ST. PETERSBURG — Women Talk Black, a new organization, will host its debut virtual dance party at 6:30 p.m. tonight, featuring motivational speakers and inspirational DJs spreading the message: register to vote in Florida’s Primary before the July 20th deadline.

The event will feature Kailee Scales, managing director at Black Lives Matter and Angela Stribling, Washington, D.C. radio personality at WHUR, discussing how every person’s vote will have a critical role in this upcoming election season. Our guests will share their message about the importance of being registered to vote and the need for vote-by-mail ballots in Florida.

The event is free but tickets are limited. Registration is required and can be accessed from Women Talk Black’s Facebook page, directly at Eventbrite.com, or email events@womantalkblack.org.

The online virtual dance party will include Florida’s DJ Lady Shay and DJ IRock,  joined by celebrity DJ Beverly Bond, founder of Black Girls Rock, who said, “This is important work by Black women and especially for Florida. I am happy to support Women Talk Black and hope we can mobilize this energy all the way to the polls.”

Stephanie Owens, founder of Women Talk Black, said, “Women Talk Black is a platform where Black women have the tools they need to organize and engage in civic activism, which is more important than ever as social distancing will make getting to the polls to make our voices heard all the more difficult this year. Our mission is to support Black women’s work on democracy issues.”

The virtual dance party is co-hosted by the Dr. Carter G Woodson Museum, the League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area, and is sponsored by the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg. It is the first in a series of monthly virtual music events to drive voter registration in Florida and encourage requests for vote-by-mail ballots.

About Women Talk Black

Women Talk Black enriches Black women’s civic participation by elevating their voices and views on critical issues that matter most through facts, tools, and actions to help Black women enhance, release, and target their power to drive change. Learn more at WomenTalkBlack.org and follow them on social media via @womentalkblack.

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