WASHINGTON, D.C. – USA Gymnastics Board member Lois Elizabeth Bingham and Hall of Famer Wendy Hilliard join three more members of the Black gymnastics community as session panelists at the 52nd–annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference Friday morning in Washington, D.C.
The panel discussion, titled Beyond The Beam: Exploring Public Policy Solutions For Black Women And Girls In Gymnastics, will explore the experiences of Black women and girls in the sport, and how public policy can aid in the expansion of gymnastics in the Black community. Zerlina Maxwell, long-time television personality and host of Zerlina Mornings, will host the panel.
The SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Libbey, Bingham has been on the USA Gymnastics board as an independent director since 2018. Hilliard was the first African American to make the U.S. Rhythmic Gymnastics Senior National Team and has served as chair of the USAG Athletes’ Council, was athlete representative to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and is a past president of the Women’s Sports Foundation.
The two will be joined on the panel by Fisk University Head coach Corrine Tarver, Rutgers University Head coach Umme Salim-Beasley and Fisk gymnast and 2023 USAG Collegiate National Championships floor exercise bronze medalist Morgan Price.
The panel is slated for Friday, September 22 at 11 a.m. ET at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. This year’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference is from September 20-24. For more information, visit the event website.