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Release Date: Monday, June 11, 2012 1:53 PM
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:
Teresa Candori
Director Media Relations
National Urban League
(212) 558-5433
tcandori@nul.org


Rachel Mann
Communications Specialist
202.238.2631
rachel.mann@howard.edu
     
http://www.howard.edu/newsroom/      

National Urban League will host Town Hall Forum at Howard University
Event Marks the Release of the League's 2012 State of Black America Report

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 10, 2012) – It's no coincidence that a nationwide rollback in voting rights for American's most vulnerable citizens is happening just as elected officials mount an unprecedented campaign to slash investments in education and economic development.

That's the message of the National Urban League's 2012 State of Black America report, "Occupy The Vote To Educate, Employ and Empower," which will be released during a Town Hall forum at Howard University's Cramton Hall, 7 p.m. Eastern Time, on March 7. The Town Hall is free and open to the public.

For decades, The State of Black America has been the nation's touchstone for the social and economic status of citizens of color. For the second year, the release of the report coincides with a high-energy Town Hall forum engaging distinguished leaders in the arenas of politics and government, academia, media and social justice. The event is fast becoming a much-anticipated tradition for the Howard University community, providing an opportunity for students, faculty, administrators and community members to engage with national movers and shakers.

Contributors to this year's State of Black America include recording artist John Legend, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, activist and author Kevin Powell, educator Dr. Steve Perry and music industry entrepreneur Steve Soute.

WHO: National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial
           Howard University President Dr. Sidney Ribeau
           Thought leaders, celebrities and elected officials

WHAT: The State of Black America Town Hall

WHERE: Howard University's Cramton Hall
           2455 Sixth Street, NW Washington, DC

WHEN: 7 p.m., March 7

Follow @NatUrbanLeague on Twitter and like National Urban League on Facebook for updates and important announcements.

ABOUT HOWARD

Howard University is a private research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Founded in 1867, students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 24 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at www.howard.edu.

ABOUT HOWARD

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at www.howard.edu.


   
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