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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

National Urban League 100th Anniversary Conference

National Urban League’s Centennial Conference

“Empowerment Time: Past, Present and Future”

JULY 28-31, 2010

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC

Speakers confirmed include: Vernon Jordon, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Children’s' Defense Fund President Marian Wright Edelman, Rev. Al Sharpton, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and more. Among the invited speakers are President Barack Obama, NAACP President Ben Jealous, Stevie Wonder, Dr. Bill Cosby, and White House advisor Valerie Jarrett.

This four-day event will feature power-packed plenary sessions, workshops, and The N.U.L. Experience -- a Career Fair with over 100 companies, a College Fair, an Expo Hall with hundreds of exhibitors, and an interactive, multimedia, 3,000 sq-foot Centennial Empowerment Exhibit showcasing the organization’s rich history and legacy. The conference will present informative workshops that will help attendees navigate through these economic times. Workshop topics include entrepreneurship, the new Green Economy, personal finance, employment, education and healthcare.

The exhibits of the N.U.L. Experience and the Centennial Empowerment Exhibit are free and open to the public.

For more information and how to register for the 2010 National Urban League Centennial Conference contact the National Urban League at (212) 558-5300.

The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, the National Urban League spearheads the efforts of its local affiliates through the development of programs, public policy research and advocacy. Today, there are more than 100 local affiliates in 36 states and the District of Columbia, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than 2 million people nationwide.

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