BATTLE CREEK, Mich., July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), will deliver a plenary address at the National Council of La Raza annual convention in Orlando. Under Ms. Tabron's leadership, WKKF has expanded its work promoting racial equity and healing, helping communities embrace racial healing and uproot conscious and unconscious beliefs in racial hierarchy to create opportunities for all children.
WHAT: The Kellogg Foundation is dedicated to racial equity and healing, diversity and inclusion and considers this the cornerstone of its work. Recent tragic events across the nation have further underscored the critical need for healing and solidarity around issues of race and racism. Ms. Tabron's speech will advocate for thoughtful and peaceful action, full participation in our communities and the importance of voting. She will note that WKKF partners with and supports organizations who are committed to creating environments where all children can succeed, including those lifting up the voices of the immigrant community and creating economic security for Latina mothers and their families. Ms. Tabron will call on the nation to come together to create conditions for all children and their families to thrive.
Photo and biography of Ms. Tabron available by request.
WHEN: Saturday, July 23, 2016
12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
WHERE: National Council of La Raza Annual Conference
National Affiliate Luncheon
Orange County Convention Center
West Hall F, Tangerine Ballroom
About the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer, Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.
The Kellogg Foundation is based in Battle Creek, Michigan, and works throughout the United States and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special emphasis is paid to priority places where there are high concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to success. WKKF priority places in the U.S. are in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, are in Mexico and Haiti. For more information, visit www.wkkf.org.
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