MFA Alumna Carrie Mae Weems is a recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award from the

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

African-American Leaders in Fine Arts

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW Washington, DC 20001

Aug. 21, 2013-The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) and the Congressional Black Caucus Spouses will recognize the contributions of two icons in the arts, 8 p.m. -10:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, during the 17th Annual Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. This fundraising event for scholarships in the performing and visual arts kicks off the 43rd Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from Sept. 18-21....This year’s honorees are film director and producer Antoine Fuqua, visual artist Carrie Mae Weems and author Tananarive Due.

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ALC is recognized as one of the most important gatherings of African-American leaders in the nation. The conference provides an outlet to highlight CBCF's mission—– to develop leaders, to inform policy and to educate the public. It also provides dozens of forums to address the critical challenges facing the African-American community. The Foundation will offer numerous session tracks to present high level, thought-provoking, engaging and useful information. The conference will also include the much heralded Phoenix Awards Dinner fundraiser, the inspirational Prayer Breakfast and a community outreach project in volunteering at Thrive D.C., a philanthropic organization dedicated to homelessness and providing vulnerable individuals a comprehensive range of services.

This is a ticketed event. To register for ALC and purchase tickets, please visit

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