The 100 Announces Speaker, Participant & Honoree Lineup That Will Educate and Empower Mentees, Conference Attendees and The Atlanta Community June 13th – June 17th
ATLANTA, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 100 Black Men of America, Inc. (100BMOA), a leader in mentoring and educating youth, announces the lineup of amazing speakers and participants for the 26th Annual Conference, June 13 – 17, 2012, themed The 100 As One. The global network of 100 Black Men chapters will come together for a five-day event of education, empowerment and enrichment. Atlanta is host to this year's conference as well as the home of the world headquarters. Georgia has many chapters serving youth, families and communities, with countless volunteer hours and resources. The four metro Atlanta chapters, and members from the remaining 116 chapters, are uniting to bring exceptional training and unique symposiums to the 2012 conference, covering bullying, high performing schools, STEM curricula, small business procurement, mentoring best practices and much more.
Keynote speakers, moderators, panelists are leaders from across many industries, some of which include: The Honorable John Lewis, U.S. Congressman; James H. Shelton, III, Assistant Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education; Leonard Walker, Atlanta Business Banking Division Manager, Wells Fargo; Dr. Levi Watkins, Jr., Assoc. Dean, The Johns Hopkins U. School of Medicine; Michael Russell, President & CEO, H.J. Russell & Company; David Shapiro, Executive Director, M.E.N.T.O.R.; Bill Nigut, Southeast Regional Director, Anti-Defamation League; Donna Richardson-Joyner, President & CEO, Donna Richardson, Inc.; Henry Hipps, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Kelvin Manning, Director, NASA, Kennedy Space Center; Christopher Massey, Actor; Kyle Massey, Actor; Dr. Michael L. Lomax, President & CEO, UNCF; Martin Luther King, III, CEO, Realizing the Dream, Inc. and many more. Click here to view the 2012 conference participants.
"In addition to offering unique training and one-of-a-kind experiences for youth and adults, The 100 As One conference will celebrate and honor civic and civil rights icons, while awarding the achievement and excellence of individuals who are leaders in their industries," stated Albert E. Dotson, Jr., Chairman, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Click here to view 2012 Honorees List. The 100's conference is taking place at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, and includes many unique events which can be viewed in detail at http://www.100blackmen.org/events.aspx. A free Community Empowerment Project (CEP) at Centennial Olympic Park is open to the public and kicks off at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2012. It includes free health screenings, health education and a Robotics & STEM showcase sure to inspire young people of all ages. This year's annual conference is being hosted by 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and the four metro Atlanta Chapters: 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc., 100 Black Men of DeKalb, Inc. 100 Black Men of North Metro, Inc. and 100 Black Men of South Metro, Inc.
Presenting Host Sponsors for the 2012 conference include: The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, Georgia Pacific, UPS, Walmart and Wells Fargo. The following organizations are 2012 sponsors of the 26th Annual conference: AARP, Aetna, AFLAC, AAALI, Ally Financial, America Cancer Society, American Federation for Children, American Red Cross, Anheuser-Busch Companies, AT&T, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, Bank of America, Burger King Corporation, Cadillac, Caesars Entertainment, CDC, Central Intelligence Agency, Community Education Partners, EMC Corporation, Ernst & Young, ExxonMobil, Fannie Mae, Fulton County Georgia Government, GAME, General Motors, Gourmet Services, Grady Hospital, Hall of Fame, Hewlett Packard, Holsen Inc. Enterprises, Honda, Hue-Man Book Store, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Konica Minolta, Liquid Soul Media, Macy's, MillerCoors, Morris, Manning, & Martin, LLP ,The Nielsen Company, New York Life Insurance Company, Prudential Financial, Radio One, Shell Oil Company, Scholastic, State Farm Insurance Companies, University of Phoenix, U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, US Navy, The Walt Disney Company, Warren Ballentine Show, Wendy Schofield Show and W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Media Credentials are reserved for working print, broadcast and online journalists with a local, regional, national or international commercial news organization or publication. All requests must be sent to Telain Ware at [email protected]. Please forward a link or an electronic copy of your credential documents and assignment letter. The following information must be submitted for each individual requesting credentials: name, title, news organization, address, work phone, cell phone and email address. The 26th Annual Conference Media Kit can be viewed at: http://www.100blackmen.org/docs/mediakit25.pdf
About the 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
100 Black Men was founded as an organization in New York City in 1963. The national organization, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. began with nine chapters in 1986 as a national alliance of leading African American men of business, industry, public affairs and government with a mission to improve the quality of life for African Americans, particularly African American youth. Today, under the direction of Albert E. Dotson, Jr., the organization has 116 chapters, and growing, in the United States, England and the Caribbean. Members represent a myriad of professions including corporate executives, physicians, attorneys, entrepreneurs, entertainers, elected officials, professional athletes, educators and men from numerous other professions that have created an international coalition focused on creating educational opportunities, promoting economic empowerment, addressing health disparities and creating positive, nurturing mentoring relationships that extend across a lifetime. Visit www.100blackmen.org for more information on the programs and initiatives of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and their global network of chapters.
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