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Author Eugene Robinson to Moderate Discussion on Race, Education and Culture in America

 Pulitzer Prize winning editor and author Eugene Robinson to moderate discussion on race, education and culture in America 
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and Rep. Mike Honda among noted panelists

WASHINGTON—A noted scholar, author, acclaimed film producer and member of Congress will join members of the National Education Association for a thought-provoking discussion on race, education and culture in America during the Association's Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly in San Diego, Calif., next month. The forum, sponsored by NEA's Minority Community Outreach Department, will feature The Washington Post Associate Editor Eugene Robinson, Georgetown University Professor Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, critically acclaimed film producer Moctesuma Esparza, U.S. Rep. Mike Honda of California and author Bill Mills; NEA Vice President Lily Eskelsen will represent educators in the discussion. 

WHO: Dr. Michael Eric Dyson – noted author and scholar
Lily Eskelsen – vice president, NEA
Moctesuma Esparza – award winning film producer
Rep. Mike Honda – chair, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
Bill Mills – author and Olympic gold medalist 
Eugene Robinson – associate editor, The Washington Post 

WHAT: Forum to discuss race, education and culture in America 

WHEN: Thursday, July 2, 2009, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

WHERE: San Diego Convention Center
111 Harbor Drive
Meeting Room 6A (Upper Level-S/West End) 
San Diego, CA 92101

To request media credentials, please call (202) 822-7823.
For more information and a full listing of scheduled events:

CONTACT: René Carter
(202) 822-7494, jrcarter@nea.org

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The National Education Association is the nation's largest professional employee organization, representing
3.2 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers.

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