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Al Sharpton and NAN to hold Summer Conference in Atl

Aug 04, 2009

New York, NY (August 3, 2009) – Reverence Al Sharpton and National Action Network have announced they will hold their third annual Summer Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, from August 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency on Peachtree Street. The Conference will consist of three days of enlightening sessions that will address vital issues crucial to the community and today’s civil rights movement.

Delegates at the Conference will join high profile clergy, government officials, activists, educators, leaders in business, and youth. Among the participants include Mayor Shirley Franklin, Martin Luther King III, Bishop Eddie Long, Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan, Joshua Smith from the Atlanta Hawks, and many more.

Special plenary sessions have been carefully tailored to interest and address critical issues including, but not limited to, racial profiling, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, escalating teen violence, the criminal justice system, justice for Troy Davis, the state of media, the gap in public education, and the future success of historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

The Conference will feature events that target the interests of today’s youth. A Town Hall meeting with youth speaking out on critical issues will feature a panel of experts leading a discussion on such critical issues as peer pressure, bullying, gang violence, teen pregnancy, and substance abuse. The event will be co-hosted by hip hop artist T.I.’s K.I.N.G. Foundation..

National Action Network Summer Conference marks a unique opportunity for participants to rub shoulders with an impressive array of political leaders, entertainers, clergy, and leading educators. Among the conference highlights will be Reverend Al Sharpton’s message the attendees during NAN ’s live radio broadcast and rally on Saturday, August 15th. Participation in the conference gives people a chance to be at the forefront of the civil rights movement for free. All sessions are open to the public.

A complete schedule for the conference is included.

To register for the Conference go to National Action Network’s official website at