The Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation has confirmed actress/producer/businesswoman, Vivica A. Fox, will speak during their Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) 2012 Healthy, Wealthy and Wise National Empowerment Tour taking place Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Center in Mims, FL.

The goal of the free event is to bring together national and local experts to educate and uplift underserved women and girls.

“We want to see women and girls of all ages to come together to share problems and information and support one another in sisterhood,” said Salandra Benton, convener of The Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation, a local affiliate of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.

In addition to Fox’s appearance, speakers include: Melanie L. Campbell, BWR National Convener; Honorable Michael Blake, Mayor of Cocoa, FL; and Carolyn Thompson, Advancement Project. There will be a mini-expo, a fitness walk and roundtable listening sessions addressing violence against women and girls, healthy living, jobs, and wealth. There will be a special tribute to BWR members and Mims natives, Ruby Campbell Pulliam and Adrienne Dennis.

“The goal of this national tour is to personally connect with smaller groups of women in underserved communities,” said Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation. "We feature inspirational speakers like actress and singer, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Susan L. Taylor of Cares Mentoring, and Clayola Brown, A. Philip Randolph Institute."

Vivica A. Fox’s film credits include “Kill Bill,” “Independence Day,” “Soul Food,” “Batman and Robin,” and “Kingdom Come.” On the small screen, Fox co-executive produced and starred in the one-hour drama series “Missing,” and appeared on “Dancing With The Stars.”

BWR is an intergenerational women’s network of The National Coalition, a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing civic engagement in Black and underserved communities. For more information visit

For ticket, vendor and sponsor information call (321) 427-3475 or email

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