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African American Organizations Making Connections IV

October 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

African American Organizations Making Connections IV

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US for the fourth convening of AFRICAN AMERICAN ORGANIZATIONS MAKING CONNECTIONS IV, scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9:00am – 4:00pm at Laney College, Oakland, CA.  MAKING CONNECTIONS is an initiative that mobilizes African-American organizations, businesses and leaders throughout the greater East Bay region in efforts to create timely solutions for growth, sustainability and prosperity.

As in the previous three gatherings, this year’s MAKING CONNECTIONS promises to present a robust action-oriented event, featuring national, regional and local dignitaries and renowned speakers.  With over 400 expected attendees, MAKING CONNECTIONS IV offers a diverse mix of engagement sessions and workshops designed to enlighten, empower and activate.  More importantly, by providing a safe space for our community members, policy makers and funders to collaborate, network, discuss and develop solutions to a myriad of social issues afflicting the African-American, MAKING CONNECTIONS IV hopes to revolutionize the way Bay Area communities devise and implement solutions for social advancement.

The State of Black America

  • Moderators: Hon. Lynette McElhaney, Oakland City Council & Paul Chambers, Reporter, KTVU-2

Special Guest Speakers – Opening Plenary Session

  • Hon. Barbara Lee, US Congresswoman
  • Hon. Mark Ridley Thomas, Los Angeles County Supervisor
  • Hon. Malia Cohen, San Francisco County Supervisor
  • Don Cravins, Jr., Sr. Vice President, National Urban League
  • Hon. Cedric Richmond, Chair, Congressional Black Caucus

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Health & Wellness
  • Economic Security
  • Community Development
  • Community Justice
  • Education

Please get involved today.  We are seeking event partners, sponsors and exhibitors to partner with us to ensure we have a great turnout and substantive event outcomes.

We are hopeful of your partnership to support our efforts to engage and link the greater African-American community of organizations, businesses and leaders within the East Bay Area. Collectively, we have the power to implement the positive desired changes within our communities. We are stronger and better, together.

If you should have questions about sponsorship levels and engagement, or interested in volunteering, please contact LaNiece Jones at laniecejones@gmail.com or call [510] 568-5899.

Register Online: http://africanamericansmakingconnectionsiv.eventbrite.com


Laney College
900 Fallon Street
Oakland, CA United States
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