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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Reverend Al Sharpton's Conference for Our Future Existence

National Action Network’s Annual Convention
New York’s Sheraton Hotel and Towers
April 14th through the 17th

African American leaders from the academic, religious, social and political sectors will pledge a 12-month plan of action to combat the plethora of challenges presently facing our community.

The event will air live on TV One and MSNBC will also air a special on this historic forum. The event will be hosted by radio legend Tom Joyner and CNN’s Roland Martin.

Attendees include humanitarian and musician Wyclef Jean, President & CEO of NBC Universal Jeff Zucker, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Dr. Bill Cosby, Chairman of the DNC Tim Kaine, CEO of the National Urban League Marc Morial, RNC Chairman Michael Steele, internationally acclaimed artist Mariah Carey and a slew of others.

On the final day of the convention, Saturday April 17th, NAN will conduct a roundtable with the theme: ‘Measuring the Movement: Black Leadership’s 12-month Action Plan,' that will include prominent African American leaders representing constituencies from around the country who will assess our current state and what they and their respective organizations pledge to do over a 12-month period. The leadership roundtable will include: CEO of the National Urban League Marc Morial, President & CEO of the NAACP Benjamin Jealous, President & CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Dr. Elsie Scott, Coalitions Director for the RNC Angela Sailor and President & CEO of NAFEO Lezli Baskerville.

Complimenting the ‘Measuring the Movement’ roundtable that Saturday will be aother panel that will include recording artist Chuck D, BET personality Jeff Johnson, professor at Harvard Law Dr. Charles Ogletree, TLC Health Care Services President Debra Toney, Warren Ballentine of ‘The Warren Ballentine Show’, assistant professor of finance at Syracuse University Dr. Boyce Watkins and Judge Greg Mathis, star of the Court TV series, ‘The Judge Mathis Show’. (NAN)

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