Dallas, Texas – ( Monday, October 1, 2007)   The Congressional Black Caucus Political Leadership and Education Institute (CBC Institute), along with Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson and Congressman Al Green, is sponsoring an Education, Technology and Teacher Preparedness Outreach
Conference in Dallas, Texas on October 12-14, 2007. 

Speakers include Tom Luce, former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education and founder of the National Math and Science Initiative; and Gerald McElvy, president of the ExxonMobil Foundation.   As part of the conference, the CBC Institute will hold a series of public policy forums open to the public; and fact finding activities.                           

Other US House Leadership Team Members who have confirmed plans to attend include:  

Honorable James Clyburn, US House Majority Whip         

Honorable John Conyers, Chair, Judiciary Committee         

Honorable Bennie G. Thompson, Chair, Homeland Security          

Honorable Carolyn Kilpatrick, Chair, Congressional Black Caucus          

Honorable Eddie Bernice Johnson         

Honorable Al Green     

On Saturday, a Community Forum and Town Hall Meeting will be held discussing aforementioned topics of education, technology and teacher preparedness.  These events will be held at the Townview Center beginning at 9 a.m. 

cbc_logo.gifThe mission of the CBC Institute is to prepare a new generation of African American leaders for public and private sector leadership roles; and to inform the African American community and others about critical public policy issues.  This Education, Technology and Teacher preparedness Outreach Conference is considered critical to this mission.
The CBC Institute is a IRS 501(c)(4) non-partisan entity governed by a Board of Directors comprised of Members of the Congressional Black Caucus; and representatives from the private sector; academia; advocacy and policy organizations; and labor organizations.  The organization is supported by contributions from individuals, corporations, labor organizations and other non-profit organizations.

Date:             Saturday, October 13, 2007  

Location:        Yvonne Ewell Townview Center

                      1201 East 8th Street                        

                      Dallas, TX  75203                   

Time:              9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Community Forums                        

                      2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Town Hall

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