Sunday, February 10, 2008
STATE OF THE BLACK WORLD CONFERENCE II & COMMUNITY DIALOGUE
1ST EVENT: Rally to welcome Brother Ron Daniels President of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW 21) to launch the campaign to organize STATE OF THE BLACK WORLD CONFERENCE II (SOBWC II) New Orleans November 19-23, 2008, Sunday February 17th from 4 PM to 6 PM Monumental Baptist Church, 2041 Wylie Avenue, Pittsburgh Pa. 15219.
Hosts: Rick Adams, SOBWC Chair of the National Planning Committee, Dr. Kimberly C. Ellis SOBWC National Planning Committee member and Rev Tom Smith organizer of Haiti Youth Brigades Project
Thanks to the Un. of Pittsburgh's Africana Studies Department and CCAC's Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity for making Mr Daniels' visit possible.
Bio: Ron Daniels, Ph. D.
Veteran civil rights/human rights leader. Distinguished lecturer at York College of the City University of New York. Dr. Daniels served as Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights for twelve years. He has experience as a scholar-activist and has convened seminars, workshops, and conferences to offer lectures of relevance to colleges and the community. Dr. Daniels is listed in "Who’s Who in Black America." He was Executive Director of the National Rainbow Coalition in 1987 and Deputy Campaign Manager during Rev. Jesse Jackson’s bid for President in 1988. Over the years he has played a leading role in some of the most significant social and political movements of the times including the African Liberation Support Committee, National Black Political Assembly, National Black Independent Political Party, National African American Leadership Summit, the Million Man March and he is deeply engaged in mobilizing support for the struggle for democracy and development in Haiti.
2ND EVENT: "Obama and the Relevance of Race in the 21st Century" Community Dialogue, Tuesday, February 19, 2008 noon until 2pm at the Student Service Center (SSC)building, Auditorium, 2nd floor, Allegheny Campus northside Pittsburgh. Free and Open
to the Public.
The University of Pittsburgh's Africana Studies Department and the Community College of Allegheny County's Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) invites you to participate in a guided discussion featuring a presentation by Dr. Ron Daniels, syndicated columnist, first Distinguished Lecturer at York College of the City University of New York and founding President of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century with reactions provided by Dr. James Stewart, Penn State Greater Allegheny and CCAC’s own Dr. Ralph Proctor. Q & A session follows.