SCLC National Convention schedule

The National Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) will host its national convention{}August 10-13, 2014, in Birmingham, AL. Here's a look at the schedule of events.

Sunday, August 10:

5 pm - 7 pm{}{}SCLC Inaugural Ceremony: The Inaugural Mandate - Dr. Charles Steele Jr.

Monday, August 11:

9 am - 11 am{}

Civil Rights Veterans Roundtable Featuring Foot Soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement{}Participants:Ralph Worrell, Civil Rights & Labor Movement Veteran/Activist;{}Rita Samuels,{}Founder, Georgia Coalition of Black Women (GCBW);Rev. Willie Bolden, Civil Rights Veteran/Activist; ?Lula Joe Williams, Civil Rights Veteran/Activist

Race and Racism in America- Presenter,{}Dr. Imani Perry,{}Professor, Center for African American Studies, Princeton University


10:15 am -11:30 am

State of Green Energy Forum {}(presented by Alabama Power)

12{}pm - 2 pm{}

"Beyond the Glass Ceiling: The Global Achievement of Women Empowerment Luncheon" (co-sponsored by Walmart)

($60 to attend){}Luncheon, Keynote Speaker -{}Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, President, Alabama State University with special guestActress Robin Givens:{} Honorees include{}Daphne Kwok,{}Chair of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian-Americans and Pacific{}Islanders;{}Juandalynn Givan{}Esq.,{}State. Rep. District Birmingham, AL;{}Rev. Bernice A. King, Chief Executive Officer, {}The King Center; Bobbie Knight, VP, Birmingham Division - Alabama Power;{}Beverly Robertson,{}Former President, National Civil Rights Museum?;{}Col. Deborah Scott Thomas,{}USAF Retired, President & CEO Data Solutions & Technology; and{}Nancy Worley,{}Chairperson, Alabama Democratic Party{}


2:15 pm - 3:30 pm{}{}{}{}

Film Screening: Constance Baker Motley{}& conversation w/{}Dr. Gary Ford{}&{}Rev. Jay Augustine


BOOKING SIGNING:{}Conversation w/Rev. Jay Augustine{}& Facilitator;{}Jonathan Lewis,{}SCLC Board Member

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm{}{}{}

The "Stand Your Ground Law" and Its Impact on the Black Community{}Participants: {}Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin;{}Lucia McBath, mother of Jordan Davis; and{}Attorney Ben Crump


The State of Black Males in America:{}Presenters:?{}Professor Marybeth Gasman,{}Director, Penn Center for Minority-Serving Institutions:{}Rev. Jay Augustine, Esq.,{}Founder & CEO of Faith and Works;{}George Curry,{}Editor-in-Chief of the National Newspaper Publishers; and{}Junius Williams,Director of the Abbott Leadership Institute, Rutgers University

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm{}{}On the RISE - SCLC Networking Mixer

7:30 pm - 9 pm{}{}{}{}Open MIC poetry session


Tuesday August 12:

9 am - 10 am

Chapter Development:{}What It Takes to Build an SCLC Chapter of Action

Community Health Symposium: {}The State of the Black Church

10 am - 11:30 am{}

An In Depth Look At SCLC's "Justice for Girls" Initiative, RIM Shot Productions


1 pm - 2:15 pm{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}

A One-on-one Conversation with SCLC President, Dr. Charles Steele Jr. & Restoring the Voting Rights Act


3 pm - 5 pm{}Fashion Show with the Wilbourn Sisters Design (Ticketed Event $35)


Wednesday August 13:

9 am - 11 am{}Shuttlesworth Memorial Prayer Breakfast (Ticketed Event $35) (Co-Sponsored by Walmart)


General registration is $50 for attendees. To register, please visit{} In addition to the general registration, there are three separate ticketed events; the Luncheon is $60 (Aug. 11), Fashion Show $35 (Aug. 12) and Fred Shuttlesworth Memorial Breakfast $35 (Aug. 13) to attend.

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