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Posted February 12, 2013

Travelers, to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lane

Travelers, for more information on NAN Convention and March please detour to www.nationalactionnetwork.net

PARTICIPANTS AND PROGRAMS ANNOUNCED FOR 1963 MARCH ON WASHINGTON COMMEMORATION

CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE MARTIN LUTHER KING, III, MAGIC JOHNSON, DEBRA LEE, ROSIE PEREZ, SPIKE LEE, MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY, TRAYVON MARTIN’S PARENTS, ED SCHULTZ, DR. CHARLES OGLETREE, EDUCATION SECRETARY ARNE DUNCAN & MANY OTHERS

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FORTY-FIVE YEARS AFTER THE ASSASSINATION OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., & FIFTY YEARS AFTER THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON, REV. AL SHARPTON & NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK (NAN) TO CONVENE  15TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONVENTION--

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New York, New York - From April 3-6, 2013, National Action Network (NAN) and Rev. Al Sharpton will host its 15thannual national convention at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The convention is free and open to the public.

Forty-five years after Dr. King’s assassination and fifty-years after the March on Washington, the convention will bring together influential national leaders in civil rights, government, labor, the church, business, politics, media and activism, to assess where African Americans are today. 

 Some of the topics that will be addressed at the 2013 NAN national convention will include issues of civil rights, education, gun-violence, immigration, jobs, health-care, women’s rights and much more. Among the highlights will include special plenary sessions featuring United States Administration officials, panels and discussions on key national issues, the annual Keepers of the Dream Awards on Thursday, April 4, the actual day Dr. King was assassinated 45-years-ago, and much more.

 Confirmed participants will include: Martin Luther King, III, the eldest son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; business leader and sports giant Magic Johnson; Filmmaker Spike Lee; television hosts Melissa Harris-Perry & Ed Schultz; actress and activist Rosie Perez; the parents of Trayvon Martin; Harvard University Professor Dr. Charles Ogletree; BET Networks President Debra Lee; and many more.

At the conclusion of the convention NAN will convene its annual leadership forum entitled: “Measuring the Movement: 50-years after the March on Washington & 45-years after the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., where is the movement now?” The televised forum hosted by Rev. Al Sharpton and Tom Joyner will take place on Saturday, April 6th, 2013 from 11:00 a.m-1:00 p.m. at First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York (1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.). 

This two hour forum will bring together leaders in the civil rights movement to discuss ways to effectively and definitively advance the civil rights agenda.  For the past three forums, participants pledged real action to effectively combat many issues facing urban communities. Each year NAN reconvenes to pinpoint exactly which promises were delivered and how to create tangible results. Participants will include: The leadership of the National Action Network, Ben Jealous from NAACP, Marc Morial from National Urban League, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., Rainbow PUSH, Rev. Joseph Lowery, Myrlie Evers- Williams, Reverend Otis Moss, Jr., Andrew Young and more.

Travelers, for more information please detour to www.nationalactionnetwork.net

 

 

 

         

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