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EVENT:                        Young Scholars Forum

USCBovard Auditorium

3551Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

TIME:                          9:00A.M. - 11:30 A.M.  (Doors open at 8 A.M.)

Host:Tavis Smiley Moderator: Dominique DiPrima of KJLH

                                   Admission: Free

Register:www.tavistalks.com Click on State of the Black Union.

The2008 election saw a strong emergence of young people energized by thecampaigns and ready to make a difference. Now that the election isover what will the role of young leaders be during this period ofchange? A multicultural panel of young leaders will share their viewsbefore an audience of high school student leaders and young collegestudents.

Panelists:Dr. Eddie Glaude, Princeton University; actor/activist JurneeSmollett; Dr. Alia Sabur, young college professor in history at age19; Tricia Rose, author of Hip Hop Wars; Maria Teresa Peterson, VotoLatino; Jocelyn Butcher, Navy; and Josh Kun, USC professor.

EVENT:           STAND - Tavis Smiley's Documentary Screening

                                   Host: Nate HoldenPerforming Arts Center

4718West Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016

TIME:                          2:00P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (includes discussion with cast)

                                   Host: Tavis Smiley

                                   Admission: Free

EVENT:            New Generation America - After Party (18+)


                                   6655 Santa Monica Blvd.Hollywood, CA 90038

TIME:                          9:00 P.M. - 2:00 A.M.

Tickets:www.teamtme.comSATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2009

EVENT:                        STATE OF THE BLACK UNION 10th Anniversary:

MakingAmerica As Good As its Promise Sponsored by Wells Fargo

LosAngeles Convention Center, Hall K

                                   1201 South FigueroaStreet * Los Angeles, CA 90015

TIME:                         8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. PST (Doors open at 6:30 A.M.)

                                   Admission: Free. Registerat www.tavistalks.com Click on State of the Black Union

 MorningPanelists: Jawanza Kunjufu, Michael Eric Dyson, Tricia Rose, MichelleSingletary, Stephanie Robinson, Peter Harvey,  Les Brown, MaxineWaters, Charles Ogletree, Iyanla Vanzant, Jesse L. Jackson Sr.

AfternoonPanelists:  Emilie Townes, Michael Steele, Danny Bakewell,Randall Robinson, Lani Guinier, Julianne Malveaux, Al Sharpton, EricaWilliams, Na'im Akbar, Karen Bass, Cornel West, and Van Jones.


Saturday,February 28th                     

EVENT:                        State of the Black Union Expo

                                   Los Angeles ConventionCenter, Kentia Hall

                                   1201 South FigueroaStreet * Los Angeles, CA 90015

TIME:                          8:00 A.M - 5:00 P.M.

                                   Admission: Free


EVENT:                        Blogger Panel

LosAngeles Convention Center, Hall K

TIME:                          4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.



EVENT:                      Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues Sunset Strip

8430Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

TIME:                          10:00 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

Tickets:$75 VIP; $60 Premium; $40 General Admission

Theevent will feature Trin-i-tee 5:7, the House of Blues gospel choir,words of inspiration from Dr. Cornel West and Dr. IyanlaVanzant, and an all you can eat Southern-style buffet. TheGospel Brunch Benefit is sponsored by Nationwide. All proceedsbenefit the Youth to Leaders program of the Tavis Smiley Foundation.You can purchase tickets via credit card or check online at:www.youthtoleaders.org or by calling Jackie Murray at: 323-290-1888. 

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