Melody M. McDowell - 312-371-8917 - CELL e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
MEDIA ALERT!!!! – SUNDAY JULY 22
MEDIA ALERT! SUNDAY - JULY 22 AT AKA'S CONVENTION
Over 9,000 members of the oldest/largest Sorority for college-educated African-American women will converge upon San Francisco for its weeklong convention. Provocative discussions will be held and Newsmakers will participate in this conference. Clad in their signature pink and green, members represent some of the most influential women in the world with a membership of over 260,000 worldwide. Carolyn House Stewart, is the International President.
WHERE: Moscone Convention Center North
EVENTS ON SUNDAY, JULY 22, INCLUDE:
Town Hall - 1:30 - 3PM
In the run-up to the election, former San Francisco mayor, Willie Brown, Jr., Esq., and CNN political analyst Roland Martin join a world-class panel that will engage in spirited discussion on voter apathy, voter mobilization and other issues African-Americans face. This event is free and open to the public. Panelists include:
Moderator - The Honorable Diane Watson – retired Congressman from California
HON. JOYCE ALEXANDER-FORD the nation’s first African American woman chief Judge of any court in Massachusetts. Eddie Bernice Johnson – Congresswoman - Texas
3-4PM -Opening “Unsung AKA Women of the Civil Rights Movement” Museum.
Members Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King will be the headliners of a Museum that will feature hundreds from the Sorority who were unsung but who fought to achieve racial equality, including California members. The multimedia exhibit will profile the period from 1908, when AKA was founded, to the present. It will highlight the marches, protests and the rationale as to why the crusade continues. Memorabilia, artifacts and oral histories will be featured, The Rev. Dr. Bernice King, daughter of the late Martin and Coretta Scott King, will attend the opening. The Museum is Free and Open to the Public and is located in Hall D.
Sunday - 5:30 - 7:30 - Public Meeting
Awards will be given out to luminaries from various fields. Among the honorees are NAACP Chairman Roslyn M. Brock, Harry E. Johnson, Sr., - Led successful to get King Memorial mounted on the Mall, Lisa Jackson, Administrator/ EPA, Cedric "The Entertainer," Donna Richardson Joyner, Diezani Kogbeni Alison-Madueke - Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum Resources and many more. GE, Incorporated and Marriott International receive accolades for Corporate Leadership. This event is Free and Open to the public.
Sunday through Wednesday - Noon -3PM Health Village
The African American community is disproportionately affected by obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and certain types of cancer. Representatives from the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Kidney Fund, National Marrow Donor Program and Environmental Protection Agency will present information, tools and resources on how to combat these diseases.
INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Carolyn House Stewart - International President
Health advocates. Economic and Town Hall participants and Youth Summit attendees - Contact Melody McDowell to schedule interviews. For more information, log on to www.aka1908.com
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