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by on June 11, 2010

                                                                                                FRIDAY JUNE 18, 2010

Black America: The Economic State of Emergency

Rayburn House Office Building ROOM 2237

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Opening Ceremony

Welcome-Rick Adams* , Chair of the IBW Board of Directors and Convener for the Commission
Overview and Introduction of the Shirley Chisholm Presidential Accountability Commission Members Dr. Ron Daniels*, President of IBW
Opening remarks-Dr. Elsie Scott* President Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

                               Greetings- Hon. John Conyers*, Member of Congress

                               Greetings-Hon Barbara Lee*, Member of Congress
                               Citation in Memory of Shirley Chisholm-

1- 2:30 PM Public Panel One: The Human Face of the Economic Crisis

ModeratorAttorney Nkechi Taifa*-Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society Foundation, Washington, DC

                                    Mr. Walter Fields* -Executive Editor, North Star News, Newark, New Jersey

Dedrick Muhammad*- Senior Organizer and Research Associate for the Program on Inequality and the Common Good, Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, DC

Ms. Faye Moore*- President, Social Services Employees Union Local 371, New York, New York

2:30- 4 PM Public Panel Two: Legislative and Policy Solutions to the Economic Crisis

ModeratorDr. Duchess Harris*- Associate Professor, American Studies, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
Dr Ron Walters*- Pre-eminent political scientist, author, distinguished leadership scholar, College Park, MD
Dr. Julianne Malveaux*- President, Bennett College for Women, economist, author, commentator, Founder & Thought Leader of Last Word Productions, Inc, Bennett College, Greensboro, NC
Erica L. Williams*- Deputy Director for Progress 2050, Center for American Progress, Washington DC

4 PM Closing Remarks

(The people with a (*) by their name are confirmed.)

Rick Adams, Chair Institute of the Black World (IBW)

                                  Convener, Chisholm Presidential Commission  Contact: 412-580-8084

Dr. Ron Daniels, Founder, Institute of the Black World (IBW)

President of IBW., Contact 718-533-1624

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