CONGRESSWOMAN JOHNSON AND CONGRESSMAN DAVIS TO HOLD PANEL DISCUSSION ON ROLE OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN NATIONAL SERVICE MOVEMENT
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson and Congressman Danny Davis, Chairs of the Congressional Black Caucus Community Reinvestment Task Force, will hold a panel discussion, “The African-American Role in the National Service Movement,” tomorrow in the Cannon House Office Building. Topics to be discussed include opportunities for African-Americans to serve and ways the African-American community can make the most of the recently-passed Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act.
Featured panelists include:
· Wendy Kopp, Founder and President of Teach For America
· Colonel Robert L. Gordon III, Senior Vice President of Civic Leadership, City Year
· James Cleveland, President, Jumpstart
· Shirley Sagawa, Visiting Fellow, Center for American Progress.
What: “The African-American Role in the National Service Movement” Panel Discussion
Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 121 Cannon House Office Building
U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure and a senior member of the Science Committee. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas, which, includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Oak Lawn, Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, & South Oak Cliff; all of Balch Springs, DeSoto, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Ferris, Glenn Heights and Ovilla.