Panel Discussion with Civil Right Leaders to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Washington, To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) will host a panel discussion with our nation’s most prominent civil rights leaders for a dialogue on the legacy of racism in America. The 11 groups represented on the panel are at the forefront in the march for equality, and are grantee organizations for WKKF’s America Healing initiative. The panelists will discuss the long struggle for equal opportunities for all Americans, assess the effects of conscious and unconscious biases and advocate the need to implement concrete steps toward a stronger future for America’s children.

Who:    Moderator: Carolyn Sawyer

Panelists:

  • Kathleen Ko Chin president and chief executive officer of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
  • Judith Browne Dianis, co-director of the Advancement Project
  • Ralph Everett, president and chief executive officer of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Inc.
  • Alvin Herring, director of training at the PICO National Network
  • Benjamin Jealouspresident and chief executive officer of the NAACP
  • Marc Morialpresident of the National Urban League Inc.
  • Jacqueline Pata executive director of the National Congress of American Indians
  • Delia Pompa senior vice-president, programs of the National Council of La Raza
  • Miles Rapoport president of Dēmos:  A Network for Ideas and Action
  • Rinku Sen president and executive director of the Applied Research Center
  • Philip Tegeler, executive director of the Poverty & Race Research Action Council

What:   “No Lie Can Live Forever:” Healing America for Our Children
America Healing Anchor Panel

When:    Monday, Aug. 26, 2013
10 a.m. —12:10 p.m. ET

Where:  Newseum
Knight Conference Center, 8th Floor
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001

BET is webcasting the event live.  It can be viewed at:
www.BET.com/americahealing

About the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer, Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life

 

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