Sponsored by the Institute of the Black World and themed "Return to the Source: Restoring Family, Rebuilding Community, Renewing the Struggle" the State of the Black World II Conference will be held in New Orleans, LA Nov.19-23.
Speakers confirmed by SOBW II organizers include Bev Smith, syndicated talk show host on the American Urban Radio Networks; Rev. Al Sharpton, president of the National Action Network; Dr. Julianne Malveaux, president of Bennett College; Marc Morial, president/CEO of the National Urban League; Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, president of the National Rainbow/PUSH Coalition; Rep. John Conyers, Jr., dean of the Congressional Black Caucus and chair of the House Judiciary Committee; Dr. Elsie Scott, president/CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation; Dr. Maulana Karenga, creator of Kwanzaa and professor of Africana Studies and chairman of Black Studies at California State University at Long Beach; Dr. Ronald Walters, professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland; Charles Ogletree, Harvard Law professor; and Danny Glover, actor and humanitarian.
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is slated to deliver the keynote address closing out the conference on Sunday, Nov.23 at The Morial Convention Center: 900 Convention Blvd. New Orleans, LA.
For information on workshop schedules and accomodations visit http://www.ibw21.org/