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Hateful Rhetoric Contributes to Violence, Harms National Security

Posted by Admin On December - 11 - 2015 Comments Off on Hateful Rhetoric Contributes to Violence, Harms National Security
By Marc Morial
President & CEO, National Urban League


In the last month, there have been two dozen anti-Muslim attacks in the United States, ranging from a cabdriver shot in Pittsburgh to the deliberate torching of a Somali restaurant in Grand Forks, N.D. The owner of a food market in Queens was beaten by a customer who vowed to “kill Muslims.” Threats, vandalism and discrimination are rampant.

Donald Trump’s call to ban all Muslims from entering the country, even U.S. citizens, is breathtaking in its bigotry. To exclude any group based on religion or ethnicity is an anathema to American ideals. It not only violates our Constitution, but our shared sense of decency.

As far back as June the National Urban League called upon all Presidential candidates to refrain from divisive language and hate speech. It’s clear that call has not been heeded by every candidate, and there can be no denying that such rhetoric has contributed to the atmosphere of hostility that leads to acts of violence.

We also abhor and condemn senseless acts of terrorism, which are in themselves their own insidious brand of hate-inspired violence.

The violence and hostility are not limited to Muslims – hate crimes motivated by religion, race and sexual orientation remain all-too common. This hatred – and fear – is corrosive and cannot be tolerated.

Religious and racial bigotry are not core American values. In fact, such bigotry is more than unpatriotic; experts agree that anti-Muslim rhetoric contributes to radicalization and recruitment by jihadist groups.

Politicians appealing to voters’ basest instincts is nothing new. But the level of vitriol may be unprecedented in modern American politics. Sadly, comparisons to the rise of Adolph Hitler are no longer hyperbolic in this case.

This ugliness must stop. It’s dangerous not only for our Muslim brothers and sisters, but all people as well as our national security. We call on those engaged in such rhetoric to reconsider the consequences of their reckless spew. We call upon all Americans, especially the Presidential candidates, to denounce bigotry and work for greater understanding among cultures and peace.

Civil Rights Lawyer Honored as Top 100 Black Lawyers

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Attorney Zulu Ali

Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — Attorney Zulu Ali of the Law Offices of Zulu Ali in Riverside, California was honored on November 24, 2015 as one of the top 100 black lawyers by the prestigious National Black Lawyers Top 100, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in their field. Membership in this exclusive organization is by invitation only, and is limited to the top 100 attorneys in each state or region who have demonstrated excellence and have achieved outstanding results in their careers.

The National Black Lawyers: Top 100 is a professional honorary organization composed of the Top 100 Black Lawyers from each state who serve individuals, families and businesses needing attorneys to represent them in the American legal system. Membership is extended to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications and leadership in their respective state and area of specialty.

Attorney Ali, a native of Shelbyville, Tennessee, is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, who served with the Marine Security Forces. After graduating from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy, Attorney Ali served as a sworn police officer with the City of Shelbyville, City of Lewisburg, and Vanderbilt Police Departments respectively.

Attorney Ali earned a Juris Doctorate from Trinity International University Law School and a liberal arts degree with an emphasis in African Studies from Regents College through a consortium with Tennessee State University. He has been admitted to the California State Bar; United States District Courts for the districts of Central California, Southern California, Northern California, and Colorado; United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits; and the United States Supreme Court.

In 2007, inspired by civil rights attorneys Thurgood Marshall and Avon Williams, Jr., who used the law and courts as a vehicle to make change and protect all people against injustice, Attorney Zulu Ali opened the Law Offices of Zulu Ali with a focus on representing persons accused of crimes and seeking criminal justice, immigrants, victims of discrimination, and persons seeking civil justice. Attorney Ali and his law firm takes on extremely difficult cases and matters that provide an opportunity to make changes in the law, through the courts, when the law is unjust.

Attorney Ali serves as Director of the American Committee for United Nations Oversight, an advocacy group lobbying the United Nations for police reform; Director of the Stop and Frisk Academy, which trains at risk youth and others to deal with police encounters; Director of the Southern California Veterans Legal Clinic, a legal clinic offering no cost and low cost legal services to military veterans; and a member of the National Conference of Black Lawyers.

He resides in Southern California with his wife (Charito) of 29 years. Their four adult children, Christine, Whitney, Ashley, and Lynda; and two grandchildren, Amayah and Tye, also reside in Southern California. For more details about his law firm, visit www.zulualilaw.com

Photo: Attorney Zulu Ali

President Obama’s Remarks at Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment

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U.S. Capitol
Washington, D.C.

President Barack Obama:  “In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free.”  That’s what President Lincoln once wrote. “Honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve.  We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth.”

Mr. Speaker, leaders and members of both parties, distinguished guests:  We gather here to commemorate a century and a half of freedom — not simply for former slaves, but for all of us.

Today, the issue of chattel slavery seems so simple, so obvious — it is wrong in every sense.  Stealing men, women, and children from their homelands.  Tearing husband from wife, parent from child; stripped and sold to the highest bidder; shackled in chains and bloodied with the whip.  It’s antithetical not only to our conception of human rights and dignity, but to our conception of ourselves — a people founded on the premise that all are created equal.

And, to many at the time, that judgment was clear as well.  Preachers, black and white, railed against this moral outrage from the pulpit.  Former slaves rattled the conscience of Americans in books, in pamphlets, and speeches.  Men and women organized anti-slavery conventions and fundraising drives.  Farmers and shopkeepers opened their barns, their homes, their cellars as waystations on an Underground Railroad, where African Americans often risked their own freedom to ensure the freedom of others.  And enslaved Americans, with no rights of their own, they ran north and kept the flame of freedom burning, passing it from one generation to the next, with their faith, and their dignity, and their song.

The reformers’ passion only drove the protectors of the status quo to dig in harder.  And for decades, America wrestled with the issue of slavery in a way that we have with no other, before or since.  It shaped our politics, and it nearly tore us asunder.  Tensions ran so high, so personal, that at one point, a lawmaker was beaten unconscious on the Senate floor.  Eventually, war broke out –- brother against brother, North against South.

At its heart, the question of slavery was never simply about civil rights.  It was about the meaning of America, the kind of country we wanted to be –- whether this nation might fulfill the call of its birth:  “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,” that among those are life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

President Lincoln understood that if we were ever to fully realize that founding promise, it meant not just signing an Emancipation Proclamation, not just winning a war.  It meant making the most powerful collective statement we can in our democracy:  etching our values into our Constitution.  He called it “a King’s cure for all the evils.”

A hundred and fifty years proved the cure to be necessary but not sufficient.  Progress proved halting, too often deferred.  Newly freed slaves may have been liberated by the letter of the law, but their daily lives told another tale.  They couldn’t vote.  They couldn’t fill most occupations.  They couldn’t protect themselves or their families from indignity or from violence.  And so abolitionists and freedmen and women and radical Republicans kept cajoling and kept rabble-rousing, and within a few years of the war’s end at Appomattox, we passed two more amendments guaranteeing voting rights, birthright citizenship, equal protection under the law.

And still, it wasn’t enough.  For another century, we saw segregation and Jim Crow make a mockery of these amendments.  And we saw justice turn a blind eye to mobs with nooses slung over trees.  We saw bullets and bombs terrorize generations.

And yet, through all this, the call to freedom survived.  “We hold these truths to be self-evident.”  And eventually, a new generation rose up to march and organize, and to stand up and to sit in with the moral force of nonviolence and the sweet sound of those same freedom songs that slaves had sung so long ago -– crying out not for special treatment, but for equal rights.  Calling out for basic justice promised to them almost a century before.

Like their abolitionist predecessors, they were plain, humble, ordinary people, armed with little but faith:  Faith in the Almighty.  Faith in each other.  And faith in America.  Hope in the face so often of all evidence to the contrary, that something better lay around the bend.

Because of them — maids and porters and students and farmers and priests and housewives — because of them, a Civil Rights law was passed, and the Voting Rights law was signed.  And doors of opportunity swung open, not just for the black porter, but also for the white chambermaid, and the immigrant dishwasher, so that their daughters and their sons might finally imagine a life for themselves beyond washing somebody else’s laundry or shining somebody else’s shoes.  Freedom for you and for me.  Freedom for all of us.

And that’s what we celebrate today.  The long arc of progress.  Progress that is never assured, never guaranteed, but always possible, always there to be earned -– no matter how stuck we might seem sometimes.  No matter how divided or despairing we may appear.  No matter what ugliness may bubble up.  Progress, so long as we’re willing to push for it; so long as we’re willing to reach for each other.

We would do a disservice to those warriors of justice — Tubman, and Douglass, and Lincoln, and King — were we to deny that the scars of our nation’s original sin are still with us today. We condemn ourselves to shackles once more if we fail to answer those who wonder if they’re truly equals in their communities, or in their justice systems, or in a job interview.  We betray the efforts of the past if we fail to push back against bigotry in all its forms.

But we betray our most noble past as well if we were to deny the possibility of movement, the possibility of progress; if we were to let cynicism consume us and fear overwhelm us.  If we lost hope.  For however slow, however incomplete, however harshly, loudly, rudely challenged at each point along our journey, in America, we can create the change that we seek.  All it requires is that our generation be willing to do what those who came before us have done:  To rise above the cynicism and rise above the fear, to hold fast to our values, to see ourselves in each other, to cherish dignity and opportunity not just for our own children but for somebody else’s child.  To remember that our freedom is bound up with the freedom of others -– regardless of what they look like or where they come from or what their last name is or what faith they practice. To be honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve.  To nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of Earth.  To nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of Earth.  That is our choice.  Today, we affirm hope.

Thank you.  God bless you.  May God bless the United States of America.

Senators Kirk, Coons Reaffirm U.S. Commitment to Promoting Democracy on International Human Rights Day

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WASHINGTON, DC – In recognition of International Human Rights Day, U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) co-chairs of the Senate Human Rights Caucus, released the below statement. Today marks the 67th anniversary of the United Nation General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

While we’ve seen great progress in protecting and promoting human rights this past year in some parts of the world, countless women, children and religious minorities continue to live under the threat of violence and persecution,” said Senators Coons and Kirk. “As Co-Chairs of the Senate Human Rights Caucus, we will continue to engage governmental and non-governmental leaders who have made it their mission to improve the lives of those who are suffering.  We will also continue to work with partners to advance human rights for religious minorities, LGBT communities, and vulnerable people around the world.”

Tenth Minnesota Man Charged with Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to ISIL

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Three Co-Conspirators Have Already Pleaded Guilty; Five Expected to Go to Trial in May 2016

Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame, 20, of Eagan, Minnesota, was charged by criminal complaint with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), announced Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger of the District of Minnesota and Special Agent in Charge Richard T. Thornton of the FBI’s Minneapolis Division.

“Abdirizak Warsame conspired with others to travel to Syria to fight with ISIL,” said Assistant Attorney General Carlin. “Counterterrorism is the National Security Division’s highest priority, and we will continue to work to stem the flow of foreign fighters abroad and to bring to justice those who seek to provide material support to designated foreign terrorist organizations.”

“This defendant is the 10th Twin Cities’ man charged as part of a broad conspiracy to provide material support to ISIL,” said U.S. Attorney Luger. “The FBI and prosecutors in my office continue to work without pause to keep Minnesotans safe and bring these defendants to justice.”

“This arrest demonstrates the commitment to U.S. national security by the members of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force,” said Special Agent in Charge Thornton. “The members of this task force work in concert to ensure the protection of the United States and its citizens every day. These efforts will continue as long as threats persist.”

According to the complaint and documents filed in court, in spring 2014, Warsame and his co-conspirators began meeting to watch propaganda videos that glorified religious violence and to discuss their aspirations to travel to Syria to join ISIL. Members of the group, including Warsame, discussed ways to leave the United States and travel to Syria, despite the fact that law enforcement was intensely scrutinizing the group. At one such meeting, Guled Omar was elected “emir,” or leader, of the group. Later in 2014, when Omar was planning to depart for Syria, Omar appointed Warsame to replace him as emir for the remaining co-conspirators.

According to the complaint and documents filed in court, during the same period, Warsame provided $200 to a co-conspirator, Adnan Farah, so that Farah could obtain an expedited U.S. passport to travel overseas to join ISIL. Warsame also applied for an expedited passport during this time, but his application was initially denied.

According to the complaint and documents filed in court, Warsame repeatedly attempted to obtain a telephone number or other contact information of ISIL members, including ISIL member H.K. In June 2014, Warsame specifically attempted to obtain this contact information so that he could pass it along to Y.J., who was attempting to travel from Turkey to Syria to join ISIL.

According to the complaint and documents filed in court, in April 2015, Warsame actively encouraged Omar and other co-conspirators to travel to Syria through Mexico, but did not plan to join their group because he was planning to travel with his family to East Africa. From East Africa, Warsame planned to either break free from his family and travel to Syria, or wait in Somalia for a time when, he believed, al-Shabaab would pledge allegiance to ISIL, thus expanding ISIL to Somalia.

According to the criminal complaint and documents filed in court, on April 2, 2015, Warsame recounted a conversation he had with Abdi Nur, before Nur left the United States for Syria. In that exchange, Warsame told Omar that he proposed to Nur that they rob people in order to finance their travel to Syria, which Nur rejected and suggested instead that they rob the government.

The charges contained in the complaint are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force in Minneapolis.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Andrew R. Winter and John F. Docherty of the District of Minnesota and the National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section.

U.S. Department of Justice December 10, 2015
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NAACP and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Announce New Partnership to Help Small Businesses

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BALTIMORE – NAACP National President and CEO Cornell William Brooks today announced a new partnership with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses to help more entrepreneurs across the country attain the resources and tools to grow and create jobs in their communities.

The organization is joining with Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses initiative, a $500 million program with the goal of helping unlock the growth and job-creation potential of small businesses across the United States through greater access to business education, financial capital and business support services.

The NAACP will work with its network of 2,200 local chapters and state conferences to help inform and recruit small business owners to join the program, which provides intensive specialized business management courses for applicants and opportunities to access capital.

“Small businesses are the lifeblood of every neighborhood and community,” said NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks.  “Supporting their growth and ability to thrive will only strengthen the communities in which those businesses call home and provide much-needed economic opportunity to the existing and future employees of those businesses.  We are pleased to partner with Goldman Sachs as they lend their financial expertise to help guide small businesses down the path to financial success.”

“Giving small business owners access to the tools they need to grow is vital to creating a vibrant economy both locally and nationally,” said John F.W. Rogers, Executive Vice President of Goldman Sachs.  “We are proud to partner with the NAACP to deepen our reach into communities and give even more small businesses the resources they need to succeed.”

Ideal candidates are small business owners with more than $150,000 in revenue and have been in operation for at least two years. Qualifying businesses also must demonstrate that they employ four or more workers and have a scalable business model and a commitment to grow and hire locally.

More than 5,600 small business owners have joined the program since it began in 2011, attending 165 education cohorts at 27 sites across the country. More than 99 percent of participants graduate and more than half of the businesses reported increased revenues and expanded work forces within 18 months of graduation.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply at www.10ksbapply.com for one of the more than 40 classes available across the country each year. Additional information and application material can be found at www.10ksbapply.com.

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman G. K. Butterfield Responds to Comments from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Calls for His Recusal from Fisher Case

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Black Caucus Chairman G. K. Butterfield released the following statement following comments made by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (Fisher II) U.S. Supreme Court case and has called for his recusal:

“Justice Scalia’s comments were disgusting, inaccurate, and insulting to African Americans, and his statements undervalue the historic achievements we have made.

“Thousands of black Americans have excelled in top tier universities.  African Americans have achieved positions of prominence–including Justice Scalia’s colleague, Justice Clarence Thomas.

“As a former trial and appellate judge for fifteen years, I know that inflammatory statements from the bench, especially from Supreme Court Justices, are damaging to the public’s confidence in our courts and reflect negatively on the administration of justice.  Justice Scalia’s bias toward the plaintiffs was clear when he stated, “maybe [the University of Texas] ought to have fewer” African Americans.  He has drawn a conclusion in the case before hearing all of the oral arguments and any deliberation following those arguments.

“Justice Scalia has removed any presumption of impartiality and should recuse himself from the case.  His comments were improper and warrant review by the Judicial Conference of the United States to consider whether these comments affect the public’s confidence of the courts and the integrity and independence of judges.”

Last month, several CBC Members signed onto a brief in support of the University of Texas at Austin’s affirmative action program.  The amicus brief can be found here.

Robert L. Johnson’s UMC – Urban Movie Channel is Now Available to Amazon Prime Customers

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Robert L. Johnson

Silver Spring, MD (BlackNews.com) — RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) today announced its urban streaming channel UMC Urban Movie Channel is now available to Amazon Prime members as part of Amazons newly announced Streaming Partners Program. As part of the program, Amazon Prime members can easily add UMC via the Amazon Video app. A 14-day free trial is available to Prime customers and the service thereafter is $4.99/month. (Access UMCs Amazon page here.)

Robert L. Johnson, Chairman of RLJ Entertainment and founder of BET says, We are excited that UMC is among the initial streaming channels to be included in the Amazon program. UMC provides viewers seeking high quality and entertaining urban-themed content. Being aligned with Amazon will allow us to reach tens of millions of Prime members and is a tremendous opportunity increase the awareness and subscriber growth for our UMC digital channel.

About UMC
UMC Urban Movie Channel was created by Robert L. Johnson, Chairman of RLJ Entertainment and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), UMC features quality urban content showcasing feature films, documentaries, original series, stand-up comedy, and other exclusive content for African American and urban audiences. New titles added weekly include live stand-up specials like Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment Stand Up and Comedy Underground Series, and performances featuring Academy Award® winner Jamie Foxx and comedic rock star Kevin Hart; dramas including Blackbird starring Academy Award® winning actress and comedian Mo’Nique, Isaiah Washington, and directed by Patrik-Ian Polk, and Playin For LoveDark Girls and I Aint Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac; action/thrillers including The Colony starring Laurence Fishburne; and stage play productions including What My Husband Doesnt Know by David E. Talbert.

Photo: Bob Johnson, Chairman, RLJ Entertainment & UMC
Photo credit: Melissa Golden


Justice Antonin Scalia’s Racism is Unacceptable. Congress Must Censure Him: Sign the Petition

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Tell your member of Congress:

“Justice Antonin Scalia’s racist claims during arguments before the United States Supreme Court are deplorable and incompatible with the values the Supreme Court is meant to uphold. Congress should make clear that racism on America’s highest court is unacceptable and censure Justice Scalia.”

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No room for racism at the Supreme Court

On Wednesday, during oral arguments before the Supreme Court in the case of Fisher v. Texas, Justice Antonin Scalia made a plainly racist argument (emphasis ours):

“There are – there are those who contend that it does not benefit African Americans to to get them into the University of Texas where they do not do well, as opposed to having them go to a less­-advanced school, a less – a slower-track school where they do well.

“One of – one of the briefs pointed out that – that most of the – most of the black scientists in this country don’t come from schools like the University of Texas. They come from lesser schools where they do not feel that they’re – that they’re being pushed ahead in – in classes that are too­­ too fast for them.”1

This blatant bigotry is unacceptable, in particular from a Supreme Court Justice. Our elected leaders need to send that message in the loudest way possible. The best way to do that is with a congressional censure.

Tell your member of Congress: Censure Justice Antonin Scalia. Click here to sign the petition.

Conservative justices have for years wanted to pretend that racism is in America’s past. That flawed logic was at the heart of Chief Justice John Roberts’s decision striking down critical sections of the voting rights act. Now racism is staring him in the face from across the bench.

Justice Scalia has a history of denigrating the rights of African-Americans, including contemptuously describing the Voting Rights Act as the “perpetuation of racial entitlement.”2

If Justice Scalia is not held accountable for his rhetoric — some of it blatantly racist and some of it representing coded, dog-whistle politics that sounds reasonable to some people but sends a very clear signal of hostility to minorities — that rhetoric will be validated and used to justify future discrimination. We can’t let Justice Scalia’s racism go unanswered.

There are not many sanctions that can be placed on Supreme Court Justices. They are appointed for life and never have to answer to the American people. That is why it is so critical that our elected representatives in Congress speak clearly and with a single voice to show the American people that they find racism as deplorable as we do.

The only official way for them to do this is with a formal congressional censure. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid has already spoken out to denounce Scalia’s comments, calling it “deeply disturbing to hear a Supreme Court justice endorse racist ideas from the bench on the nation’s highest court” and comparing Scalia’s rhetoric to Donald Trump’s.3 It’s time for his colleagues to join him in formally holding Scalia accountable for his racism.

Tell your member of Congress: Censure Justice Antonin Scalia. Click the link below to sign the petition:


If we do not make our voices heard, a bigoted statement from one of the most powerful figures in our country will go unanswered. We cannot let that happen.

Heidi Hess, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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  1. Casey Quinlan, “Scalia: Black Students Don’t Need Affirmative Action Because They Benefit From A ‘Slower Track’,” Think Progress, 12/9/2015.
  2. Ian Milhiser and Nicole Flatow, “Scalia: Voting Rights Act Is ‘Perpetuation Of Racial Entitlement’, Think Progress, 2/27/2013.
  3. Jordain Carney, “Reid: Scalia’s ‘racist’ comments worse than Trump,” The Hill, 12/10/2015.

China Private Equity Forum: Today’s Challenge…Tomorrow’s Reward –January 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA

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With the future of the EB-5 program a bit murky at this time, investments coming from China are trending towards providing private equity in the United States. Are you interested in exploring new opportunities to attract Chinese investors to the U.S. market?

China Private Equity Forum: Today’s Challenge…Tomorrow’s Reward, presented by Artisan Business Group, Inc., will take place in Los Angeles on January 20, 2016. The much-anticipated investment and finance conference will bring together the most senior-level executives and professionals from the industry’s most active market participants for a day of high-level discussion, peer-to peer-exchanges and networking sessions.  The event will have limited seats for senior-level executives from both the U.S. and China and will feature honest and in-depth dialogues with leading experts on how to effectively attract private equity and alternative investments from China.  In addition, the Forum offers unique one-on-one speed-networking sessions that will enable participants to establish useful and productive contacts and generate fresh deal flow or potential investment opportunities, as well as provide possible funding leads from business partners in China.

Commentary from distinguished media:
 “Private equity firms from China are increasingly investing overseas, helping to bring about synergy between Chinese and Western economies and businesses.”  – China Daily
    “As China’s economy has slowed and the country’s investors begin to look for returns overseas.” – Forbes 

Who should attend:
Attorneys, Investment Consultants, Real Estate Developers, Equity Managers, Investment Banks, Family Offices, Private Wealth Managers, REITS, Fund of Funds, Distressed Funds, Hedge Funds, Accountants, Insurance Companies


Venue and fees:
The event will take place on Wednesday, January 20, 2015 from 8:00am to 4:30pm (PST) at a downtown Los Angeles hotel. Early Bird rates are available until December 25, 2015. Your fee includes breakfast, luncheon, networking sessions and meeting materials. You shall be responsible for your own roundtrip airfare, travel, lodging, parking and internet access expenses. Meeting venue details will be provided to participants only upon registration.

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