Third World Press Foundation will host An Evening with Dr. Charles Ogletree on Thursday, June 14, 2012 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Chicago South Loop Hotel, 11 W. 26th Street, Chicago, IL.
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Third World Press Foundation hosts
“An Evening with Dr. Charles Ogletree”
Third World Press Foundation will host An Evening with Dr. Charles Ogletree on Thursday, June 14, 2012 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Chicago South Loop Hotel, 11 W. 26th Street, Chicago, IL. Dr. Ogletree, a renowned Harvard Law School professor who taught both President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at Harvard, is the author of The Presumption of Guilt: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Race, Class and Crime in America. He will address the theme “Towards a Definition of Black Manhood.”
Dr. Ogletree is the Jesse Klimenko Professor of Law at Harvard and Director of the Criminal Justice Institute. He is also Executive Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice and a prominent legal theorist who has made an international reputation by taking a hard look at complex issues of law and by working to secure and to protect the Constitutional rights guaranteed for everyone equally under the law. Armed with an arsenal of facts, Dr. Ogletree will present and discuss the challenges that face our justice system and its attempt to deliver equal treatment to all our citizens. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti, founder of Third World Press Publishing Company and Third World Press Foundation and a longtime advocate for social justice. A book signing and reception will follow.
Donation for the event is $25.
The event kicks off the National Summit on Black Male Achievement: Towards a Definition of Black Manhood. The Summit, produced in collaboration with Kennedy-King College, is in tribute to Dr. Derrick Bell, Baba Hannibal Afrik and Malcolm X and will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 15-16, 2012 at Kennedy-King Community College, 6301 S. Halsted Ave., Chicago, IL. The Summit is designed to gather tools for equipping youth and empowering men in our community through workshops and open discussions on understanding the Criminal Justice System, violence prevention and gang intervention, building strong families, health, education, entrepreneurial outreach, creative outlets, spiritual development and more. The Summit is sponsored by the Open Society Foundations /Campaign for Black Male
Achievement, with support from the State of Illinois and The Lomax Companies of Pennsylvania.
Other presenters include Susan L. Taylor of the National CARES Mentoring Movement and former editor of Essence Magazine ; Dr. Carl Bell, noted community psychiatrist and author; and Bakari Kitwana, Hip-Hop activist and scholar. Dr. Ogletree will also participate in a panel discussion on Black Males and the Criminal Justice System on Friday morning from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in the Great Hall at Kennedy-King College.
General registration for the two-day conference is $45. Students are admitted free with high school or college I.D. Please contact Gwendolyn Mitchell for more information on. Email BlackMaleAchievementChicago@gmail.com or call (773) 651-0700. Also visit the website at blackmaleachievementchicago.wordpress.com.
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