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NEW ORLEANS, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The W.K. Kellogg Foundation concludes the America Healing Grantee Conference through a generation's tapestry of the "Beloved Community." Three nationally respected leaders describe how the threads of the past can be woven together today to shape a healed democracy and a new America for future generations.
Moderator: Gail C. Christopher, Vice President for Program Strategy, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Douglas Blackmon, Author, Slavery by Another Name
Heather McGhee, Vice President, Demos
Manuel Pastor, Professor, American Studies and Ethnicity and Director for Environmental and Regional Equity Program and the Center for Study of Immigrant Integration, University of Southern California, Dornsife College
"Closing Plenary: Generations Matter" wrapping up the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's America Healing Convening
Friday, April 27, 2012
New Orleans Marriott
Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor
555 Canal Street
About America Healing
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation launched America Healing in 2010 to support efforts that promote racial healing and address racial inequity, with the goal to ensure that all children in America have an equitable and promising future. In 2011, it hosted the first America Healing grantee conference in Ashville, NC. The second annual conference is being held in New Orleans, because the foundation considers New Orleans a priority place for investments and has several grantees in the city involved in the conference.
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, Mich., 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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