Press Releases

2010 NAN Convention Schedule

Feb 24, 2010


Day 1 — Wednesday –4/14/10

9:00-10:30 AM- Health Care Policy Panel -Is the Cost of Health Care Killing Us?
Errol Lewis- Columnist, New York Daily News
Department of Education Representative (They will call us back with the info. on Rep)
Congressman Harold Ford- Democratic Leadership Counsel
11-12 NOON – Special Plenary Session with Health and Human Service Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius
10:30-NOON- Health Care Forum
12:00 NOON- Disaster Strikes- How Best to Organize RELIEF?
Michael T. Maurer- American Red Cross
Moderator- Dr. Ron Daniels- Founder of the Haiti Support Project
2:00 PM- Media Panel
Ed Schultz- MSNBC
George Curry- The Curry Report
Taigi Smith- CBS News 48 Hours
Bill O’Reilly- O’Reilly Factor
Elinor Tatum- Editor and Chief of the Amsterdam News
Alfred Liggins- Radio ONE
T.J. Holmes- CNN
4:00 PM Corporate Panel
5:30 PM- Young Professionals Reception
6:30-9:30 PM- House of Justice Reception for Chapter Leaders and Membership Drive
10:0AM- 4:00 PM- Resource Center

Day 2 — Thursday 4/15/10

8:00 AM- Chapter Development Workshop
8:00 AM- National Board Meeting (Closed)
10:00 AM- Education Panel — Closing the Achievement Gap
Dr. Lenora Fulani- Co- Founder of “All Stars Project”
Joel Klein- New York City School Chancellor
12:30 PM- Criminal Justice Panel- Controlling Gang Violence in Urban America
Rev. David Hampton- Senior Pastor of Bethany Baptist Church
Kathleen Rice- Nassau County District Attorney
Moderator- Honorable Tanya Kennedy- Brooklyn Family Court
2:00 PM- Labor & Employment: The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act: How do we create jobs?
Lillian Roberts- Executive Director District Council 37
Colleen Gardener- US State Department of Labor
Dr. Boyce Watkins- Finance Professor- Syracuse University
George Gresham- 1199 SEIU
Paul Williams- Executive Director of Dormitory Authority for the State of New York
3:30 – 4:30 pm – Planary Session with Michael Steele
6:00 PM- Keepers of the Dream VIP Reception and Red Carpet
7:00-9:30 PM- Keepers of the Dream Awards (Tickets Required)
Private Keepers of the Dream Awards and Banquet Honoring Wyclef Jean, Jeff Zucker CEO of NBC Universal, Dr. Robert Franklin, President of Morehouse College, Kimberly Davis, President of JP Morgan Chase Foundation and others. Special Keynote address by Bill Cosby. Tickets available for purchase. Call 877-626-4651
10:0AM- 4:00 PM- Resource Center

Day 3 — Friday 4/16/10

8:00 AM- Chapter Development Workshop
10:00 AM- Ministers Panel

11:30 AM- Love & Relationships- Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: Challenges of the Black Family Today
Terrie Williams- President, The Terrie Williams Agency
Dr. Jeffrey Gardere- CEO/Founder of “Rainbow Psychological Services”
Cleo Manago-Founder AmASSI Group
Maryann Reid- Author
Rev. Dr. Susan Johnson Cook- Believers Christian Fellowship Church
12:00 NOON- Ministers Luncheon- The Annual Rev. William A. Jones Memorial Luncheon (Tickets Required)
1:30-2:30 PM- Plenary Session with US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan
2:00 PM- Women’s Panel- The Phoenix Rises: Women as Leaders in Today’s World
Donna Walker- Kuhne, President, Walker Communications International
Dr. Catrise Austin- Dentist
De Asa Brown- Director of Supplier Diversity, Automatic Data Processing (ADP)
Cheryl “Salt” Wray-
Sybil Smith- Globalhue
5:00 PM- Coalition of Urban Professionals
10:0AM- 4:00 PM- Resource Center

Day 4 — Saturday 4/17/10

8:00 AM- Staff Meeting
9:00- AM-2:00 PM- Action Rally & Black Leadership Forum
5:30 PM- Youth Panel- Get Your Money Up: How the next generation can utilize the daily challenges they face as fuel to succeed instead of obstacles to fail
7:30-9:30 PM- National Action Network Presents “Flaunting My Exression”. A Benefit Fashion Show to support the Haitian Relief Effort.
Hosted By: Harl3m Ink
Rocsi (Host of 106 and Park)


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