THE FUTURE OF BLACK AMERICA
Civil & Human Rights Leaders Discuss the Social & Political Status of African Americans Post 2016 During Historic 50th Anniversary Events, Commemorating Selma-to-Montgomery March and Landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 4, 2015 – In conjunction with historic 50th anniversary events, commemorating the Selma-to-Montgomery march and the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) will co-host a panel discussion, “The Future of Black America In the Post-Obama Era”, on Saturday, March 7, 2015, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. The panel consisting of leaders in the civil and human rights arena will be held at the Carl C. Morgan Convention Center, 211 Washington Street, Selma, Alabama, and will examine the projected social and political status of African Americans post 2016, following President Barack Obama’s departure from office. Speakers and participants will discuss: What should the African American community be focusing on to ensure our issues are prioritized in the coming decade? What strategies should be undertaken in the next 2 years?
WHO: Co-Sponsored by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the African American Policy Forum, Bridge Crossing Jubilee and other National Groups
WHAT: Panel Discussion – The Future of Black America In the Post-Obama Era
- Which strategies can be used today to progress the African American agenda and ultimately gain more freedoms and justice in America?
- Discussion including criminal justice, education, economic opportunity, housing, policing reform, voting rights and more.
Barbara Arnwine – Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Nicole Austin-Hillery – Brennan Center for Justice
Cornell Brooks – NAACP
Rev. Jamal Bryant – Empowerment Temple
Kimberle W. Crenshaw – African American Policy Forum
Patrisse Cullors – Black Lives Matter
Ejim Dike – US Human Rights Network
Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. – Rainbow PUSH Coalition
Additional Invited Speakers
Cedric Alexander – NOBLE
Melanie Campbell – National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP)
Wade Henderson – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Sherrilyn Ifill – NAACP-LDF
Rev. Al Sharpton – National Action Network
WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 2015
WHERE: Carl C. Morgan Convention Center
211 Washington St., Selma, AL 36703
RSVP: Media should RSVP to [email protected] by March 6, 2015
For more information about the Lawyers’ Committee, visit www.lawyerscommittee.org. For more information about African American Policy Forum, visit www.aapf.org. For more information about Selma 50th Anniversary events, visit www.Selma50.com.