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23rd Annual Empowerment Congress Summit Approaching!

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SouthLA is excited for the 23rd Annual Empowerment Congress Summit, which will mark the 50th anniversary of key events regarding the Civil Rights Movement including the hot topic Selma to Montgomery Marches and the passage of the Voting Rights Act.  This years Empowerment Congress Summit will take place on the campus of University of Southern California January 17th, beginning at 9 am.  Illustrious author and professor, Dr. Cornell West will be featured as the Keynote speaker at the summit’s plenary session at the Bovard Auditorium.  Both West and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who founded the Empowerment Congress, will hold a media availability immediately afterwards.  Workshops led by distinguished experts will begin at 11 a.m. on topics ranging from sex trafficking, child welfare, violence as a public health issue and others. A resource fair will be held in the afternoon, with more than 30 booths providing information about county and community services.

23rd Annual Empowerment Congress Summit

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One comment on “23rd Annual Empowerment Congress Summit Approaching!

  1. No3Luis
    January 9, 2015

    I want to ask Professor West his opinions on Booker T. Washington and how his methods could help the Black Community today.

    I hope to better understand how the politicians can communicate “self control” and “individual responsibility” to undeserved communities.

    I hope the development workshop touches on the lack of Asian/Chinese investment in South LA. Why are the foreign investors only focusing in and around the SGV? How can we get more Chinese investment in South LA?

    Basically, I can’t wait!!!

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