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Georgia Black Caucus sets legiative weekend

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POSTED: October 5, 2007 5:04 a.m.
Veterans, community heroes, a presidential candidate, the National Education Association president and heads of Georgia’s Historically Black Colleges will headline the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus 25th annual Legislative Weekend, Oct. 4-6 at the Omni Hotel/CNN Center in Atlanta.
The theme for the weekend is “The State of Black Georgia.” Highlights include an awards ceremony for military veterans and community unsung heroes.
Lt. General Russel Honore, commanding general First Army, Fort Gillem, will be the special honoree and keynote speaker. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, 2008 Democratic presidential candidate, will deliver the keynote speech for the annual labor luncheon. Reg Weaver, president of the National Education Association, will host an education workshop and Bishop Eddie Long, pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, will deliver the message at the annual prayer breakfast.
According to GLBC Chairman Al Williams, (D- Midway), “This will be one of the most empowering and educational weekends in the Caucus history. We will hear from voters and community leaders who will set the tone as we develop our 2008 legislative agenda.”
Roundtable discussions on education, health, religion,criminal and social justice are free and open to the public. Caucus members and panelists will discuss high-school dropout rates, health care, crime and the incarceration rates among young African American men and labor relations.
To register for the event, visit www.galbc.org, call (404) 651-5569 or email gablackcaucus@netscape.net
 

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