Prof. Thomas Boston ALC National Town Hall Panelist

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Professor Thomas Boston ALC National Town Hall Panelist

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At the Annual Legislative Conference on Thursday, September 16th, Professor Boston will serve on the National Town Hall Meeting panel, “Educating Our Way to Prosperity.” Other members of the panel include Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan and Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius. Rep. Gwen Moore will moderate the two-panel discussion. The first panel will establish the framework of the discussion by outlining how African Americans are disproportionately impacted by the current job and education landscapes. Panel two will attempt to identify the business sectors poised to produce new jobs and explore how African Americans can position themselves, through education and job retraining, to win those new jobs.

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At the Annual Legislative Conference on Thursday, September 16th, Professor Boston will serve on the National Town Hall Meeting panel, “Educating Our Way to Prosperity.” Other members of the panel include Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan and Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius. Rep. Gwen Moore will moderate the two-panel discussion. The first panel will establish the framework of the discussion by outlining how African Americans are disproportionately impacted by the current job and education landscapes. Panel two will attempt to identify the business sectors poised to produce new jobs and explore how African Americans can position themselves, through education and job retraining, to win those new jobs.

The 2010 Annual Legislative Conference will take place September 15-18, 2010 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. This year's conference theme is Celebrating The Vision, Continuing The Journey, Advancing The Mission.

The conference is expected to draw nearly 15,000 officials, business and industry leaders, celebrities, media, emerging leaders and everyday Americans. The conference also includes a fundraiser awards dinner, exhibit showcase, book signings, and community outreach. "ALC is recognized as one of the most important gatherings of African-American leaders in the nation," said Rep. Donald M. Payne, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) board of directors. "In addition, attendees recognize the importance of what CBCF accomplishes in the community and have supported our efforts to provide scholarships, internships and fellowships, to improve economic parity and to decrease health disparities," he said.

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc., was established in 1976 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit, public policy, research and education institute to help improve the socio-economic circumstances of African Americans and other underserved communities.

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  • Created On: Sep 13, 2010 - 8:00pm
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