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Release Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 1:47 PM
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Sholnn Freeman
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Ermette Williams
Media Consultant
MEDIA ADVISORY: ‘What Would Ron Walters Say?’ Forum

WASHINGTON (October 8, 2013) – Former colleagues and protégés of the late Ronald W. Walters will discuss what the prominent political commentator would say about the government shutdown, the Affordable Care Act, the level of civic engagement and other topics at this week’s Ronald W. Walters Legacy Conference. The forum is convened by the Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center at Howard University.

WHAT:    Forum Discussion “What Would Ron Walters Say?”
WHO:   George Curry, Editor-in Chief
National Newspaper Publishers Association
  Michael Eric Dyson,
Ph.D.  Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University and MSNBC commentator
  Joe Madison,
Host, Sirius XM Radio
  April Ryan,
White House Correspondent, American Urban Radio Networks
  Moderator: Stefanie Brown James,
Former Outreach Director, Obama Campaign
WHEN: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 7:00 PM
WHERE: Howard University, Cramton Auditorium (Free Admission)

For details about the discussion, contact Ermette Williams at 202.487.4999 or

For more information about the Ronald W. Walters Legacy Conference, visit here.


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

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