Fw: Bridging the Gap: The Intersection of Race, Class, Identity and Gender

Harvard University Black Policy Conference

April 4, 06

Join us for the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government’s Second Annual Black Policy Conference April 21-23, 2006 in Cambridge, MA. Register on-line at http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/bpc.

This conference is the leading policy-driven forum to address the issues affecting communities within the African Diaspora. This year our theme, entitled “Bridging the Gap: The Intersection of Race, Class, Identity and Gender” centers around the socioeconomic disparity faced by people of African descent. In light of the tragedy that we witnessed as Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans and the Gulf, it became evident that the endemic inequality we witnessed as a nation, cut across lines of race, class and gender. This phenomenon is not unique to the United States, but spans globally, to all people of African descent in the Caribbean, Latin American and throughout Africa.

The conference provides an opportunity for the convergence of the world’s greatest minds and practitioners; with the hope and intent of finding sustainable solutions for this prevailing social problem that has been ignored for much too long. The overwhelming success of the inaugural conference last year is testament to interest in subject matter and the need to continue the dialogue.

Please join us April 21-23, 2006! Visit http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/bpc for more details and registration.

Confirmed speakers include:

*Hill Harper, star of CSI New York and author of “Letters to a Young Brother”

*Andrew Carr, Exec. Director, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition

*Dean Christopher Edley, Boalt Hall Law School, UC Berkeley

*Kamala Harris, District Attorney, San Francisco

*Dean Donald Stewart, University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy

*Joyce Ann Brown, President and CEO, Mothers and Fathers Advancing Social Systems

*Michael Carson, Partners for Development

*Dr. Felton Earls, Professor, Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

*And many more!

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