Schedule

National Action Network’s 14th Annual Convention
April 11-14th (Washington, D.C.)
April 18th, 2012 (New York, NY)


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Wednesday, April 11th
9:00 a.m. Special Plenary Presentation I: Eric H. Holder, Jr. Attorney General of the United States 

LOCATION: 2nd FLOOR – 207A

11:00 a.m. Criminal Justice: The State of Criminal Justice in America Today 

LOCATION: 2nd FLOOR – 207A

Moderator: Michael A. Hardy, Esq. General Counsel & Executive Vice President, National Action Network

Panelists:

  • e. christi cunningham – Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law (on leave)
  • Billy Martin, Esq. Partner, Martin & Gitner, PLLC
  • Glenn E. Martin – Vice President, Development & Public Affairs, The Fortune Society
  • Laura W. Murphy Director, Washington Legislative Office, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • Dr. Charles J. Ogletree – Jesse Climenko Professor of Law; Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice, Harvard Law School
  • Theodore V. Wells, Jr. – Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
11:30 a.m. Politics 2012: Our Voice, Our Votes, Our Community 

LOCATION: 2ND FLOOR – 207B

Moderator: Joe Madison – Civil Rights Activist & Host, Morning with Madison on SiriusXM The Power

Panelists:

  • Shaun Harper – Professor & Director, Center for the Study of Race & Equity in Education, Penn Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania
  • Donna Payne – Associate Director, Diversity, Human Rights Campaign
  • Jena Roscoe – Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Public Policy, Operation HOPE
  • Hillary Shelton – Washington Bureau Director & Senior Vice President for Advocacy, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • Jamal Simmons – Principal, The Raben Group & Political Analyst
  • Armstrong Williams – Host, The Right Side with Armstrong Williams


12:00 p.m. Corporate: How Can Corporations Collaborate to Affect Change in the Community? 

LOCATION: 2ND FLOOR – 206

Moderator: Nate Miles –National Action Network Corporate Advisory Council

Panelists:

  • Michelle D. Gilliard – Senior Director, Walmart Foundation
  • Effenus Henderson – Chief Diversity Officer, Weyerhaeuser
  • Arthur D. Jackson, Jr. – Vice President, General Administration, Costco Wholesale; Chairman, Costco’s Charitable Contribution Committee
  • Charisse R. Lillie – Vice President, Community Investment,
    Comcast Corporation; President, Comcast Foundation
  • Tanya Leah Lombard – Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs, AT&T
  • James Mitchell, Jr. Senior Executive, General Electric
  • Andrea Taylor Director, North America Community Affairs, Microsoft
1:00 p.m. Immigration: Value Added – Immigrants Fighting to Realize their Dreams 

LOCATION: 2ND FLOOR – 207A

Moderator: Dr. Ron Daniels - President, Institute of the Black World 21st Century

Panelists:

  • Chong Wha Hong – Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition
  • Pramila Jayapal – Founder & Executive Director, OneAmerica
  • Wanjiru Kamau – President & CEO, African Immigrant & Refugee Foundation (AIRF)
  • Janet Murguía – President & CEO, National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
  • Mohammad Razvi – Executive Director, Council of Peoples Organization (COPO)
  • Lee D. Williams – Vice President & CFO, U.S. Committee for Refugees & Immigrants
  • James Zogby – Founder & President, Arab American Institute (AAI)

 

2:30 p.m. State of Black Relationships 

LOCATION: 2ND FLOOR – 207A

Moderator: Jamie Foster Brown – Publisher, Sister 2 Sister Magazine

Panelists:

  • Abiola Abrams – Lifestyle Expert & Author, The Official Bombshell Handbook
  • Derrick L. Briggs – Creator & Founder, Attention Deficit Television (ADTV) & Twelve 23 Productions
  • Maya Hart – Marriage & Family Therapist, Moksha Living LLC
  • Demetria Lucas – Author, A Belle in Brooklyn: Your Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life
  • Mashonda Tifrere – Writer, Singer, Columnist for Vibe Vixen
  • Darian “Big Tigger” Morgan – TV Personality & Syndicated Radio Show Host
3:30 p.m. Economics: Living Within Our Means – The Power of Our Dollars 

LOCATION: 2ND FLOOR – 207B

Moderator: Reverend Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, Chairman, National Action Network; Senior Pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Mount Vernon, New York

Panelists:

  • Kelli Coleman – President, The Vestal Group
  • Derek T. Dingle – Senior Vice President & Editor-in-Chief, Black Enterprise Magazine
  • Ryan Mack – President, Optimum Institute of Economic Empowerment, Inc.

Deborah Owens – President & CEO, Owens Media Group LLC

7:00 p.m. BET Presents: Excellence Awards Reception (Tickets Required) 

LOCATION: 2nd Floor – East Salon

8:30 p.m. Excellence Awards Dinner (Tickets Required) 

LOCATION: 3RD FLOOR – BALLROOM B

Honorees:

  • Lonnie G. Bunch, III – Founding Director, Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Weldon Latham – Senior Partner, Jackson Lewis LLP
  • Tom Mars – Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Walmart U.S.
  • Debra A. Sandler – President, Mars Chocolate North America

Thursday, April 12th
NAN Resource Center & AT&T Digital Lounge
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

LOCATION: 2ND FLOOR – ROOM 209
8:00 a.m. NAN Chapter Development Workshop 

8:00 a.m. National Education Breakfast (Tickets Required) 

LOCATION: EAST SALON

Keynote Speaker: Arne Duncan – United States Secretary of Education

Speakers:

  • Dennis Van Roekel President, National Education Association (NEA)

  • Victoria Pannell – Northeast Regional Youth Director, National Action Network

Soloist: Monique Gary – Student, Dunbar High School, Washington D.C.

10:00 a.m. Labor: American Jobs Act & Collective Bargaining 

LOCATION: 2ND FLOOR – 207A

Panelists:

  • R. Thomas Buffenbarger – President, International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAMAW)
  • Arlene Holt Baker – Executive Vice President, American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
  • Annie Hill – Secretary-Treasurer, Communications Workers of America (CWA)
  • Lorretta Johnson – Secretary-Treasurer, American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
  • Eliseo Medina – Secretary-Treasurer, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
  • Lee Saunders – Secretary-Treasurer, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

 

10:30 a.m. Building Communities & Breaking Down Barriers: Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement for the Faith Community  

LOCATION: 2ND FLOOR – 206

Panelists:

  • Brad Lomenick – Executive Director, Catalyst
  • Travis Mason – Public Policy & Government Affairs, Google
  • Lamell McMorris – Founder & CEO, Perennial Strategy Group
11:00 a.m. Special Plenary Presentation I: Hilda L. Solis – United States Secretary of Labor 

LOCATION: 2ND FLOOR – 207A

12:00 p.m. Special Plenary Presentation II: Kathleen Sebelius United States Secretary of Health & Human Services (HHS) 

LOCATION: 2ND FLOOR – 207B

12:30 p.m. BET Presents: Excellence Awards Reception (Tickets Required) 

LOCATION: 2nd Floor – East Salon

1:00 p.m. Healthcare: Will the Affordable Care Act Save Our Lives? 

LOCATION: 2ND FLOOR – 207B

Panelists:

  • Georges C. Benjamin – MD, FACP, FACEP(E), FNAPA, Hon FRSPH, Executive Director, American Public Health Association (APHA)
  • Maureen Bisognano – President & CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
  • Pamela Miller – Vice President, Market Strategy & Development, Sustainability & Community Investment, Medco; Executive Director, Medco Foundation
  • Cary Sennett – MD, PhD, President, Impaq International, LLC, Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP)
3:00 p.m. The Church: Becoming Spiritually Fed & Feeding the Hungry 

LOCATION: 2ND FLOOR – 207A

Moderator: Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner – Co-Chair – National African American Clergy Network

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7:30 p.m. Truth to Power Revival 

LOCATION: 2ND FLOOR – 207A

Devotional Message: Reverend Tony Lee Community of Hope, A.M.E., Hillcrest Heights, MD

Keynote Message: Reverend Frank Reid, III – Bethel A.M.E. Church, Baltimore, MD

Presiding: Reverend Dr. E. Gail Anderson-Holness – President, Council of Churches of Greater Washington

7:00 p.m. Executive Director’s Reception (Tickets Required) 

(Off-site location)

Friday, April 13th
NAN Resource Center & AT&T Digital Lounge 

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

LOCATION: 2ND FLOOR – ROOM 209

8:00 a.m. NAN Chapter Development Workshop 

LOCATION: STREET LEVEL SALON F

9:30 a.m. Media: Race & Politics – The Impact of Race in Politics 2012 

LOCATION: 2ND FLOOR – 207A

Moderator: Rachel Noerdlinger President, Noerdlinger Media

Panelists:

  • Ana Lopez Buck – Executive Director, National Association of Hispanic Journalists
  • Jonathan Capehart – Opinion Writer, The Washington Post
  • David Gregory – Moderator, NBC’s Meet the Press
  • Nia-Malika Henderson – Political Writer, The Washington Post
  • Alfred C. Liggins III Chief Executive Officer, Interactive One, LLC; Chief Executive Officer & President, Radio One, Inc.; Chairman, TV One, LLC
  • April Ryan – Senior White House Correspondent, American Urban Radio
11:00 a.m. Special Plenary Presentation I: 

Shaun Donovan – United States Secretary of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

LOCATION: 2ND FLOOR – 207A

11:30 a.m. Special Plenary Presentation II: Lisa P. Jackson – Administrator, United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 

LOCATION: 2ND FLOOR – 207A

11:30 a.m. Facebook Presents: Family Online Safety Session 

LOCATION: 2ND FLOOR – 207B

12:00 p.m. Town Hall Meeting: State of Women in America – An Inter-Generational Conversation 

LOCATION: 2ND FLOOR – 207A

Host: Tamika D. Mallory – National Executive Director, National Action Network

Co-Convener: Melanie Campbell – President & CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Inc. (NCBCP)

1:00 p.m. Gun Policy & Anti-Violence:  

The New Jim Crow – GUNS, DRUGS, & MASS INCARCERATION

LOCATION: 2ND FLOOR – 207B

Moderator: Mark Thompson – Host, Make it Plain with Mark Thompson

Panelists:

  • Kenneth Barnes Reaching Out to Others Together (The Root, Inc.)
  • Erica Ford Founder, LIFE Camp, Inc.
  • Kirsten John Foy – President, Brooklyn Chapter, National Action Network
  • Kenneth Glasgow – Executive Director, The Ordinary People Society
  • Brian Malte – Director, Legislation & Mobilization, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
  • Sanford A. Rubenstein Esq. – Partner, Rubenstein & Rynecki
2:30 p.m. Young Professionals: Today’s Young Professionals, Tomorrow’s Leaders – Steps to the Executive Office & Beyond 

LOCATION: 2ND FLOOR – 207A

Moderator: Janaye Ingram DC Bureau Chief, National Action Network

Panelists:

  • Brian Benjamin Founder, Young Professionals United for Change (YP4C)
  • Kristen Berset – Weekend Sports Anchor, WUSA 9 News
  • Monisha Kapila – Founder & Executive Director, ProInspire
  • Daron Sellars President & CEO, National Association of Young Black Elected Officials (NAYBEO)
  • Jennifer Williams – Founder, Lucid Cosmetics & Reality Personality, VH1′s Basketball Wives
  • Amos Winbush III – Founder & Chief Executive Officer, CyberSynchs
3:30 p.m. Sports & Entertainment: Sports & Entertainment Philanthropy: Giving Back to Our Community 

LOCATION: 2ND FLOOR – 207B

Moderator: Lamell McMorris – Founder & CEO, Perennial Strategy Group

Panelists:

  • Marvet Britto Founder & President, The Britto Agency
  • Lindsey Harding Guard, Atlanta Dream, WNBA 
  • Sashia Jones – Senior Director, Community Relations, Washington Wizards
  • Taz Wube – Owner, Suite 202/ Direct Connect to the Community
4:00 p.m. Family Development: It’s OK to Ask for Help 

LOCATION: 2ND FLOOR – 207A

Moderator: Terrie M. Williams – Mental Health Advocate, Author, Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting

Panelists:

  • Kenneth Braswell – Executive Director, Fathers Incorporated
  • Dr. Janet Taylor – Psychiatrist, The Jeremy Kyle Show
  • Deborah Tillman – Lifetime’s Super Nanny

Leslie Wagner Wilson Author, Slavery of Faith; Participant, CNN’s Investigative Report, Survivors of Jonestown

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. NAN Membership Reception (Tickets Required) 

LOCATION:
Pier 7 Restaurant & Channel Inn Hotel
650 Water St, S.W. Washington, D.C.

7:30 p.m. Truth to Power Revival 

LOCATION: 2ND FLOOR – 207A

Devotional Message: Reverend Harold Carter, Jr. – New Shiloh Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD

Keynote Message: Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick, Jr. – Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, Jacksonville, Florida

Presiding: Reverend Mary L. Wilson, Executive Pastor, Union Temple Baptist Church, Washington, DC

 

Saturday, April 14th
11:00 a.m. Measuring the Movement – Black Leaderships 12-Month Plan (Tickets Required) 

LOCATION
CRAMTON AUDITORIUM – HOWARD UNIVERSITY
2455 6th Street Northwest Washington, DC 20059

Featuring:

  • Reverend Al Sharpton – President & Founder, National Action Network
  • Melanie Campbell – Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Inc. (NCBCP)
  • Tamika D. Mallory – National Executive Director, National Action Network
  • Isaac Newton Farris, Jr. – President & CEO, Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
  • Wade Henderson – President – The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights, The Leadership Conference Education Fund
  • E. Faye Williams – National Chair – National Congress of Black Women
  • Kadiatou Diallo – President – Amadou Diallo Foundation Inc.
3:00 p.m. Youth & Parents: Making a Difference NOW – No Permission Slip Needed 

LOCATION: 2ND FLOOR – 207A

Moderator: Dominique Sharpton – National Director of Membership, National Action Network

  • Mary-Pat Hector – National Youth Director, NAN Youth Move
  • Ryan Washington – Youth Mayor, Washington DC
  • Jamira Burley – Youth Activist, Student Peace Alliance
  • Victoria Pannell – Northeast Regional Youth Director, NAN Youth Move
  • Nialah Edari – Midwest Regional Director, NAN Youth Move
6:00 p.m. Sharpton Entertainment LLC Presents: NAN Annual Fashion Show: Flaunting My Expression (Tickets Required) 

Hosted by: DJ Tay James – The Official DJ for Justin Bieber

LOCATION: 3RD FLOOR – BALLROOM C

 


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