W.K. Kellogg Foundation Hosts Panel with Civil Right Leaders to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. – To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) will host a panel discussion with our nation’s most prominent civil rights leaders for a dialogue on the legacy of racism in America. The 11 groups represented on the panel are at the forefront in the march for equality, and are the partner organizations for WKKF’s America Healing initiative. The panelists will discuss the long struggle for equal opportunities for all Americans, assess the effects of conscious and unconscious biases and advocate the need to implement concrete steps toward a stronger future for America’s children.  

Who:  Moderator: Carolyn Sawyer


Kathleen Ko Chin, president and chief executive officer of the Asian &
                        Pacific Islander American Health Forum

Judith Browne Dianis, co-director of the Advancement Project·        

Ralph Everett, president and chief executive officer of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Inc.·        

Alvin Herring, director of training at the PICO National Network·        

Benjamin Jealous, president and chief executive officer of the NAACP·        

Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League Inc.·        

 Jacqueline Pata, executive director of the National Congress of
                        American Indians
Delia Pompa, senior vice-president, programs of  

the National Council of La Raza

Miles Rapoport, president of Dēmos:  A Network for Ideas and Action·        

Rinku Sen, president and executive director of the Applied Research Center·        

Philip Tegeler, executive director of the Poverty & Race Research Action Council 

 What:“No Lie Can Live Forever:” Healing America for Our Children 

 America Healing Anchor Panel

                        When:  Monday, Aug. 26, 2013

                                     10:00 a.m. -12:10 p.m.

Where:           Newseum Knight Conference Center, 8th Floor, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20001

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About the W.K. Kellogg Foundation 

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. WKKF launched its America Healing strategy in 2010 to support programs that promote racial healing and address racial inequity, with the goal to ensure that all children in America have an equitable and promising future.