Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust Forum
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest
About The Event:
About Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust (CBCVB)
Established 1988, the CBCVB serves as a think tank, national advisory and advocacy group and is committed to giving ‘voice,’ and ‘advocacy’ in order to enhance inclusion, diversity, and opportunity, in addition to improving policies, programs and practices that address the changing demographic profile of the veterans population.
Convened by Congressional representatives Sanford Bishop, Jr, (D-GA), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Anthony Brown (D-MD) and advocates from over three decades, the Braintrust is at the forefront of policy in the House of Representatives, and works together with veteran’s advocates to present a strong voice for our deserving veterans of African descent. As a ‘voice’ for the voiceless and invisible, with over three decades totaling more than 400 testimonies and compelling stories, the 30th anniversary held a very special meaning in terms of lessons learned, life experiences and promoting the role and significance of the Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust (CBCVB).
Built upon the vision and mission to establish a ‘voice’ in Congress and before the Administration and the advancing of veterans policy and cultural competence, as well as budget related items, the forum provides a unique perspective on issues affecting Black, or African American veterans, their families and communities.
Ron E. Armstead