The California Black Women’s Collective

The California Black Women’s Collective (CABWC) is a coalition of intergenerational Black Women who bring together a span of expertise in politics, community activism, collaboration, social justice and beyond.  In our continuing efforts to provide education and empowerment opportunities for Black women leaders, we are excited to host our inaugural statewide conference in collaboration with Black Women Organized for Political Action on January 28-29, 2022. 

We invite you to join us as we stand in support of issues and priorities that are vital to elevate Black women.  During the conference we will discuss issues in the areas of Health Care, Housing, Education, Economic Stability and Wealth Building, Aging, Safety and Well-Being, Criminal Justice, Environment, Advocacy and Engagement, and Leadership and Political Power.   In addition to the conference workshops, we will be holding a VIP reception to honor 100 California Black Women Trailblazers.

CABWC officially launched in February 2021 with 12 members.  Today, there are more than 1,450 members.  CABWC’s goal is to amplify our powerful voice and show our collective strength in the political process as we build a bench. Our focus is to:

  • Elevate our voice, power, and participation to secure adequate representation
  • Amplify issues and priorities that are vital to elevate Black Women
  • Organize and leverage our extensive talent, influence, networks, and brilliance into areas of collective alignment
  • Eliminate the racist and sexist attacks on Black Women and Girls

BWOPA is a founding organization of the Collective and its mission is to activate, motivate, promote, support, and educate African American women about the political process, encourage involvement, and to affirm our commitment to, and solving of, those problems affecting the African-American community. The conference will be held at the Hotel Maya in Long Beach CA.

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We also invite community sponsors to join us to help ensure our conference success.  Sponsors can provide support in the following ways:

  • Be a Co-Sponsor or Event Supporter through a monetary donation.
  • Sponsor or host a specific event at the conference.
  • Here is our sponsorship form that gives information on sponsorship levels. Beyond your sponsorship, we welcome you to join us by participating in our VIP reception honoring 100 Black Women Trailblazers. 
  • Click here to SPONSOR US

On behalf of the California Black Women’s Collective, we thank you for your support.


Kellie Todd Griffin
Founding Convener, CABWC

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