information provided by BWeNext
CHICAGO, Ill. (March 14, 2020) – Following the joint announcement by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot that all events with a projected attendance of 1,000 people or more must be canceled or postponed until May 1, the planners of the Black Women’s Expo announced postponement of the event.
“While we are greatly disappointed, we understand the importance of keeping our attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, participants, and organizers of the Expo safe from potential exposure to the Coronavirus,” said BWE founder Merry Green.
The event involves thousands of women, and a new Leadership Conference had been added to this year’s gathering, which was scheduled for the first weekend in April.
The Governor’s directive indicates that the situation will be assessed after 30 days, and more guidance will be given on when events can be rescheduled.
“It is our desire to identify a new date for the Black Women’s Expo, and we will continue to keep participants apprised as we receive more information,” Green added. “We thank everyone for their patience and understanding during these unpredictable times.”
Updates will be posted on the BWE website.