The network has two primary goals: (1) To positively contribute to ideas and methods that can strengthen and expand the American Middle/Working class, with an emphasis on the African American community; and (2) To Change the Culture of Violence in America.
Objectives of the network are to:
- Advocate on behalf of positive change in national, state and local initiatives regarding gun violence, non-violence and community-based advocacy for conflict resolution—particularly for youth.
- Increase the quality of dissemination of information about significant government policies and programs through partnerships, media and social networking tools
- Increase utilization of the professional and practical experience of members to improve the quality of public discourse regarding policies and programs.
- Evaluate existing government programs and identify recommendations that may improve the quality and effectiveness of federal, state and local tax-supported government programs.
Inspire and motivate others to join us in our effort to be a catalyst for positive change that results in social justice and economic parity in America, with a focus on the African American community. The Black Women for Positive Change volunteer network is supported by individual contributions of member time and resources. The network is managed by Co-Chairs Delegate Daun S. Hester, Virginia State Representative, School Principal and former Vice Mayor and City Councilwoman, City of Norfolk, Virginia and, Dr. Stephanie E. Myers, Vice President, R.J. Myers Publishing and Consulting Co., and former Presidential Appointee. State and regional networks are managed by members of the network who reside in member states.
"Changing the Culture of Violence in America...and the World"