WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI), one of the foremost national organizations of African American trade unionists, continues with day three of the 2012 APRI National Education Conference at the Capital Hilton Hotel. Over 600 activists from across the country are in town for the "Feel the Power...Fight for the Power...VOTE!" conference which is addressing the growing, coordinated effort to suppress voting in communities of color; plans to increase black voter turnout; strategies to narrow health care disparities, and expansion of social and economic justice in the African American community. The Conference will conclude on Sunday, August 5th.
Who: A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI), Clayola Brown, president APRI
What: APRI Conference, "Feel the Power...Fight for the Power...VOTE!"
Where: Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street, NW Washington, DC, 20036
When: Friday, August 3 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
10:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Special Plenary - Political Action Symposium II
Brandon Davis, political director, SEIU (moderator)
Hilary Shelton, vice president Washington Bureau, NAACP
Melanie L. Campbell, president & CEO National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
and convener, Black Women's Roundtable,
Rashad Robinson, president, Color of Change
Judith Brown-Dianis, co-director, The Advancement Project
Barbara Arnwine, executive director, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law,.
12 Noon – 1:45 PM
Rev. Al Sharpton, founder & president, National Action Network
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Special Plenary - "Black America: Prescription for the Future,"
Edgar Romney, moderator
Dr. Bernard Anderson, professor, University of Pennsylvania
Norman Hill, president emeritus, APRI
Velma Hill, consultant
Contact: MEDIA MUST R.S.V.P. to Edrea Davis 818.613.9521 / [email protected]
SOURCE A. Philip Randolph Institute