African American Leadership Speaker Series – March 22

2nd Annual African American Leadership Speaker Series Featuring Keynote Speaker Soledad O'Brien, Host of CNN's StartingPoint

United Way of Greater Greensboro’s African American Leadership group represents African Americans who are leadership givers that invest their time and resources to strengthen the impact of United Way of Greater Greensboro and its community partnerships.

African American Leadership is excited to announce the 2nd Annual African American Leadership Speaker Series. This year’s focus will be education and will feature keynote speaker Soledad O’Brien, Acclaimed Special Investigations Correspondent and Host of CNN’s morning show, Starting Point.  This event will honor two outstanding leaders, Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole and Dr. Edward B. Fort.

Schedule of Events – March 22, 2013

9:00 – 11:00 am
Education  Symposium

Moderator: Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole

Panelists Include:

  • Dr. Margaret Arbuckle, Executive Director, Guilford Education Alliance
  • Dr. Bill Harvey, Dean, School of Education, NC A&T State University
  • Deborah Hooper, President, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce
  • Soledad O’Brien, Journalist, CNN
  • Dr. Randy Parker, President, Guilford Technical Community College
  • Rev. Amos Quick, Vice-Chairman, Guilford County Board of Education

11:30 am – 1:15 pm
Keynote Address Lunch: Soledad O’Brien

African American Leadership Founding Award
Presented to Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, Director of National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute

Lifetime Achievement Award
Presented to Dr. Edward B. Fort, Chancellor Emeritus, NC A&T State University

1:30 – 3:00 pm
Meet & Greet with Honorees

This is your opportunity to meet the event’s honorees. You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity.

The Elm Street Center
203 S. Elm Street, Greensboro
Greensboro, NC 27401

Individual Tickets on Sale February 18 at

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