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Birmingham, AL (BlackNews.com) — For the first time in its 22-year history, the International Black Summit’s Annual Event is taking place in Birmingham, Alabama, Thursday through Sunday, August 2nd – 5th, 2012. The venue for the event is the DoubleTree by Hilton, 808 South 20th Street, Birmingham, AL 35205.

The community-based Summit’s annual event occurs the first weekend in August each year, in locations throughout the world, as diverse as Atlanta, Oakland, Memphis, New York, Philadelphia, and Highland Park, Michigan in the U.S. and Nairobi, Kenya; Johannesburg, So. Africa; Jamaica, West Indies; Salvador de Bahia Brazil; Elmina, Ghana, West Africa; Canada and London, England.

Thousands of people have attended The International Black Summit’s annual events. Participants have learned to use the Summit’s transformation technology to support them in realizing their personal vision as well as their collective visions for the Black community and the world.

The purpose of the all-volunteer organization is “to provide an opportunity for participants to bring into being their vision for the Black Community and the world. The Summit’s official “Declaration” includes an affirmative statement; “We declare ourselves, our community and all communities whole and complete. There is nothing to do except be.”

The youth component, the International Black Youth Summit (IBYS), demonstrates the strength and healing power of the International Black Summit. The Youth Summit purpose says, “We exist to facilitate the connection, self-expression and empowerment of young people of African descent around the world. We are young people making our visions real in our community and exemplifying the principles of youth, transformation, love and possibility as a powerful approach to the universe.”

Summit Elder Facilitator, Kathryn Young Copper, recently affirmed in an interview: “The International Black Summit, Inc. is about personal transformation; being complete at the individual level and seeing the individual as part of the whole. It is in wholeness and completeness,” she explained with succinct passion. That peace is realized.”

All are invited to register and attend the International Black Summit Annual Event. For additional information, visit their website: www.blacksummit.org; e-mail: mail@blacksummit.org or leave a message on our voicemail: 212-561-0235.

The International Black Summit, Inc is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) organization. Unpaid volunteers organize and produce all International Black Summit Events. The generosity of IBS participants and supporters enables the expansion of the conversation of the International Black Summit.

Contributions to the International Black Summit, Inc. are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. The International Black Summit is not an affiliate of any other organization.


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