Finance and Administration Cabinet
Economic Summit to address Minority Issues and Concerns
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRANKFORT, Ky.—The Governor’s Office of Minority Empowerment, along with the Finance and Administration Cabinet and the Kentucky Long-Term Policy Research Center, is sponsoring a comprehensive summit on the link between minority academic success and economic empowerment and how embracing diversity leads to success in the global economy. The Economic Success Through Minority Empowerment Summit evolved from grassroots meetings with individuals from both the public and private sectors.
“The group has formulated policy initiatives that are ripe for discussion and action,” said Finance and Administration Cabinet Secretary Jonathan Miller. “It’s time to bring these initiatives and ideas to the public and foster dialogue that will move these initiatives and ideas into action.”
The summit will be held Thursday, August 27, 2009 at the Lexington Convention Center from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will include breakout sessions covering education, leadership and economic development. The spotlight of the event will be a luncheon featuring Governor Steve Beshear and keynote speaker Kevin Powell, an activist and writer who is considered one of America’s most important voices of the early 21st century. Powell was also a 2008 Democratic candidate for Congress in Brooklyn, New York. He provides audiences with powerful insight into multiculturalism, civil rights and the need for political action in order to bring about social change.
The day-long summit will conclude with a panel discussion hosted by Kentucky Educational Television.
Registration for the event is $40. To register or learn more information about the summit, visit http://kltprc.net/events/2009_summit/2009_summit.htm.
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