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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

 

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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. 



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