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America21 is co-hosting a forum to address the wealth gap in America, wherein white wealth is 22 times the wealth of Black Americans. The forum will address the nature of wealth, creation of wealth ...

America21 is co-hosting a forum to address the wealth gap in America, wherein white wealth is 22 times the wealth of Black Americans. The forum will address the nature of wealth, creation of wealth and generating wealth through opportunities in the 21st century Innovation Economy.

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    • Presents… Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 4 PM – 9 PM !B Smith’s Restaurant at Union Station – 50 Massachusetts Ave., NE, Washington, D.C.! 1
    • The$Moderator$ $ Roland$ S.$ Mar0n$ is# a# na&onally# award-winning# and# mul&faceted# journalist#and#the#author#of#“Listening#to#the#Spirit#Within:#50#Perspec&ves# on# Faith,# and# Speak,# Brother!# A# Black# Man’s# View# of# America”,# and# “The# First:# President# Barack# Obama’s# Road# to# the# White# House# as# originally# reported#by#Roland#S.#Mar&n.”# #Mr.#Mar&n#is#a#commentator#for#TV#One# Cable#Network#and#host#and#managing#editor#of#“Washington#Watch#with# Roland#Mar&n,”#a#one-hour#Sunday#morning#news#show.#He#is#also#a#CNN# Analyst,#appearing#on#a#variety#of#the#network’s#shows.## ## Named#by#Ebony#Magazine#in#2008,#2009#and#2010#as#one#of#the#150#Most# Influen&al#African#Americans#in#the#United#States,#he#is#the#2009#winner#of# the# NAACP# Image# Award# for# Best# Interview# for# “In# Conversa&on:# The# Michelle# Obama# Interview.”# He# is# the# 2008# winner# of# the# NAACP# Image#Roland S. Martin on the income Award# for# Best# Interview# for# “In# Conversa&on:# The# Sen.# Barack# Obama#and wealth gap among African- Interview.”# #Mar&n#was#also#awarded#the#2008#President’s#Award#by#the#Americans and Hispanics- Na&onal# Associa&on# of# Black# Journalists# for# his# work# in# mul&ple# media#Latinos:! pla]orms.# In# 2008,# he# was# also# inducted# into# the# Texas# A&M# University#! Journalism#Hall#of#Honor.# #He#has#won#more#than#30#professional#awards#!  April 16, 2012 - Washington for# journalis&c# excellence,# including# a# regional# Edward# R.# Murrow# Award# Week Roundtable speaks on from#the#Radio#Television#News#Directors;#top#repor&ng#honors#from#the# Na&onal# Associa&on# of# Black# Journalists;# the# Na&onal# Associa&on# of# income inequality, Romney’s Minori&es# in# Cable.# and# the# Na&onal# Associated# Press-Managing# Editors# wealth and the 2012 Conference.# Presidential Election. Special ## guests featured: Joe Mr.#Mar&n#is#a#1987#graduate#of#Jack#Yates#High#School-Magnet#School#of# Williams, April Ryan, George Communica&ons,#and#a#1991#graduate#of#Texas#A&M#University,#where#he# Curry and Robert Traynham! earned#a#bachelor’s#of#science#degree#in#journalism.#In#May#2008,#Mar&n#!  January 23, 2012- Roland received# a# master’s# degree# in# Chris&an# Communica&ons# from# Louisiana# Martin Reports discussed the Bap&st#University.# income and wealth gap in Urban America.! 2
    • Welcome$Message$from$the$Event$Chair$ Welcome# to# the# Inaugural# launch# of# the# Emerging# Technology # Consor&um # (hereafer# ETC)# Issues# forum.# ETC# is# a# well# established# non- profit# that# is# quickly# becoming# known# as# Urban# America s# new # connector # to# wealth# crea&on,# job# growth,# entrepreneurship,# public- private#partnership#and#innova&on.#This#Issues#forum#is#something#we#as#a # community# desperately# need# to# have# as# we# consider# who# will# represent # our#interests#at#the#local,#state,#and#federal#government#in#both#appointed # and#elected#posi&ons#of#power.## # Please#join#me#and#my#good#friend#and#colleague#Roland#S.#Mar&n,#as#well # as#other#notables#like#Dr.#Steve#Perry#(invited),#HBCU#Presidents,#Industry # leaders# and# a# host# of# others# as# we# help# ETC# kick-off# this# important #Sophia A. Nelson na&onal#conversa&on#as#well#as#the#STEM#recep&on#to#follow.##Thank#you # Award Winning Author and for#your#support#as#a#poten&al#sponsor,#VIP#guest,#and#akendee.# Columnist – Essence Magazine, # USATODAY, NBC s theGRIO Managing Member of SAN 
Enterprises LLC, and Public Affairs Officer for the Emerging Technology Consortium (ETC) 3
    • Welcome$from$the$Emerging$Technology$Consor0um$(ETC)$ The#Emerging#Technology#Consor&um#(ETC)#welcomes#you#to#the#inaugural# Na&onal#Town#Hall#Forum#on#Closing#the#Wealth#Gap#and#the#1st#Recep&on# to#Honor#Our#STEM#Champions.### ## As#the#primary#host#for#the#Na&onal#Town#Hall#Mee&ng,#ETC#is#fostering#a# new# dialogue# about# how# to# connect# Black# and# Urban# America# to# the# promise# of# the# 21st# century# innova&on# economy# –# jobs# and# wealth.# Dr.#Darold Hamlin! Mar&n#Luther#King#once#stated,#“…[civil#rights]#is#not#just#a#legal#or#moral#President & Executive Director! ques&on,# but# a# maker# of# economics# as# well.”# # We# recognize# that# the#Emerging Technology Consortium ! fulfillment#of#the#civil#rights#struggle#is#not#just#about#the#power#to#vote#but# also#the#economic#empowerment#of#all#communi&es.# #Jobs#and#wealth#in#Darold#Hamlin#is#also#Chief#Opera&ng# 21 st# century# are# created# through# innova&on# and# high-growth#Officer#of#a#Federal#contrac&ng#business#located#in#the#Washington# entrepreneurship;# and# if# America# is# to# con&nue# as# a# global# economic#DC#Metro#Area.## leader,# all# communi&es# must# par&cipate# in# every# sector# of# the# economy## including#the#innova&on#economy.# #ETC#is#dedicated#to#making#Dr.#King’s#Mr.#Hamlin’s#background:# dream#a#reality#by#helping#to#shape#public#policy#that#will#help#our#urban## centers# and# communi&es# develop# plans# to# ensure# that# the# wealth# from#!  Founder,#Emerging#Technology# Consor&um## technology# and# innova&on# benefits# everyone# and# good# paying# jobs# are#!  Chief#Informa&on#Officer#for#the# present#in#all#communi&es.## City#of#Philadelphia## ##!  Chief#Informa&on#Officer#for#the# ETC#key#strategies#include:# Metropolitan#Area#Rapid#Transit# !  Assis&ng# urban# communi&es# to# create# comprehensive# empowerment# Authority#in#Atlanta.###!  Re&red#military#officer#who#served# plans# based# on# the# research# assets# in# their# communi&es# where# as#a#Chief#Informa&on#Officer#and#a# universi&es#serve#as#partners#in#community#and#economic#development## Departmental#Chair#at#Fordham# !  Crea&ng# networks# of# black# business# in# every# community# (including# University#in#New#York#City.# scien&sts,#investors#and#educators)#that#will#result#in#more#woman#and# minority#owned#innova&ve#businesses# !  C r e a & o n# o f# a n# H B C U# R e s e a r c h ,# C o m m e r c i a l i z a & o n# a n d# Entrepreneurship# Ins&tute# with# the# mission# of# making# HBCU’s# part# of# America’s#Innova&ve#System# ## We# are# excited# to# partner# with# The# America21# Project# and# Open# Government#TV#(OGTV)#to#produce#this#cataly&c#event.##It#is#our#hope#that# this#event#will#begin#a#new#dialogue#on#how#we#can#transform#the#reality#of# ci&es# and# urban# communi&es# where# we# not# only# iden&fy# the# issues# and# problems,#but#develop#solu&ons#as#well.### 4
    • Welcome$from$The$America21$Project$(America21)$ On# behalf# of# The# America21# Project,# it# is# my# pleasure# to# welcome# you# to# the# inaugural# Town# Hall# Forum# on# Closing# the# Wealth# Gap# and# the # Recep&on# to# Honor# Our# STEM# Champions.# # We# are# looking# forward# to# a # robust# Town# Hall# discussion# that# will# focus# on# iden&fying# the# challenges # and# opportuni&es# for# African-Americans# to# create# job# opportuni&es# and # wealth# throughout# Urban# America.# # The# recep&on# will# highlight# the # legisla&ve#and#policy#achievements#of#the#Congressional#Black#Caucus#(CBC) #Chad Womack, PhD members#who#have#been#figh&ng#the#good#fight#on#the# Hill #to#move#the #Co-Founder & Managing Director innova&on# and# science,# technology,# engineering# and# math# (STEM) #The America21 Project educa&on# agenda# forward# for# African-Americans# and# other #Dr.#Womack’s#background:# underrepresented# minori&es# throughout# our# na&on.# # We# are# excited# to ## work# with# our# partners# –# the# Emerging# Technology# Consor&um# (ETC)# and #!  Founded#the#Philadelphia# Open# Government# TV# (OGTV)# on# this# event# and# look# forward# to# future # Biotechnology#and#Life#Sciences# Ins&tute# forums# and# the# Na&onal# STEM# Summit# where# America21# will# bring #!  Co-Founder#and#Chief#Science# together# visionary,# solu&on-oriented# thought# leaders# and# prac&&oners# to # Officer#of#3GEN#Vaccines# engage#in#serious#dialogue#about#how#Americans#from#all#communi&es#will #!  Research#Fellowships#at#the# compete#in#the#21st#century#global#innova&on#economy.### Na&onal#Ins&tutes#of#Health#(NIH),# Harvard#AIDS#Ins&tute#and#the# The# America21# Project# is# focused# on# building# wealth# and# opportuni&es# in# Harvard#School#of#Public#Health#in# Black,# Brown# and# Urban# American# communi&es# through# innova&ons# in # Boston## STEM# educa&on,# high-growth# and# tech-entrepreneurship# and# risk# capital #!  Dr.#Womack#earned#his# forma&on#and#investment.##Our#strategic#priori&es#include:# undergraduate#and#Ph.D#from# Morehouse#College#and#the# !  #Broaden#the#community#and#economic#narra&ve#across#Urban# Morehouse#School#of#Medicine# America#to#include#STEM#educa&on/workforce#development,#high# (Atlanta,#GA)# growth#and#tech-entrepreneurship#and#access#to#risk-investment# capital# !  #Build#vibrant,#inclusive#and#sustainable#innova&on#ecosystems#that# create#jobs#opportuni&es#and#wealth#within#our#urban#communi&es#.# !  #Connect#economically#disconnected#sectors#to#regional#innova&on# clusters#and#economic#opportunity# # We# believe# that# this# Town# Hall# Forum# and# Recep&on# provides# a# unique # opportunity# for# us# begin# to# discuss# these# strategies# while# honoring# our # champions# in# their# outstanding# efforts# to# address# the# challenges# and # opportuni&es#we#face#in#moving#the#agenda#forward#to#create#wealth#and # opportuni&es#throughout#our#communi&es.### # We#look#forward#to#seeing#you#there...# 5
    • Welcome$from$Open$Government$TV$(OGTV)$ It# is# my# pleasure# to# welcome# you# to# the# inaugural# Town# Hall# Forum# on# Closing# the# Wealth# Gap# and# the# 1 st# Honoring# Our# STEM# Champions # Recep&on.# #We#are#happy#to#partner#with#America21#as#a#co-host#of#this # historic#event#and#media#partner#and#invite#you#to#B#Smith s#restaurant, #Keith Moore a# Washington# DC# monument,# and# an# exemplar# of# both# Innova&on# and #President & CEO Entrepreneurship.# This# venue# provides# a# wonderful# atmosphere# for# fine #Open Government TV (OGTV) dining# and# discussion# where# we# can# celebrate# and# honor# our #Mr.#Moore’s#background:# Congressional# Black# Caucus# members# who# have# advocated# to# MOVE ## STEM#in#Urban#America.#!  1996#NAACP#Mar&n#Luther#King#Jr.# # Community#Service#Award# Along# with# our# parent# company,# KDM# &# Associates,# OGTV# has# provided #!  Founder#of#EXODUS#House#in# its#customers#and#clients#a#unique#blend#of#services#that#prepare#them#to # Monmouth#County,#NJ#!  Advisor#NJ#Department#of# successfully#engage#the#federal#government.### Community#Affairs#and#the# # Department#of#Health# We#are#excited#about#the#opportunity#for#this#inaugural#STEM#recep&on #!  Appointed#by#New#Jersey#Governor# to# recognize# those# leaders# who# will# con&nue# to# lead# by# example# in # Account#Execu&ve,#New#Jersey# ensuring# that# urban# centers# increase# the# number# of# professionals# who # Commerce#&#Economic#Growth# Commission# create#jobs,#promote#technology#transfer,#and#commercializa&on.###!  Director#Public#Affairs#and# Community#Rela&ons,#Camden,#NJ#!  Keiths firm KDM & Associates, LLC, helped RSIS and their marketing team win what continues to be one of the largest federal contracts by a minority owned firm in federal government history. The one billion dollar contract was awarded to RSIS by the Department of Energy in 2005! 6
    • Program Agenda Town$Hall$Forum$ Purpose$ of$ the$ Town$ Hall$ Forum$ &$ the$ Honoring$ our $ Panel$1$(4$PM$to$5$PM)$ STEM$Champions$Recep0on$ •  The#current#state#of#Black# Wealth#in#America.### The#purpose#of#this#Town#Hall#is#to#foster#a#new#dialogue#on#how # •  Why#is#there#a#Wealth#Gap?# Black# and# Urban# America# can# reduce# the# wealth# gap# and # Panel$2$(5$PM$to$7$PM)$ par&cipate#in#the#21st#century#innova&on#economy.##Our#aim#is#to # •  How#can#Black#America# bring# together# thought# leaders# and# stakeholders# within# our # par&cipate#in#the## 21st#Century#Global#Economy?### community# to# not# just# address# the# challenges# but# also# the# •  What#does#it#take?# opportuni&es# for# us# to# revitalize# our# ci&es# and# communi&es# Recommenda0ons$and$Call$to$ empowering#them#to#be#compe&&ve#in#the#new#economy.## Ac0on$(7$PM)$ We#en&tled#this#forum#with#a#ques&ons#–#What#Black#Economic # Recep0on$ Agenda?# # What# wealth# plan?# –# to# provoke# those# within# our # Welcome$and$Acknowledgements$ community# to# consider# how# we# are# going# to# address# these # (7:30$PM)$ challenges# collec&vely# and# individually.# # It# is# clear# that# Black# Remarks$by$Honorees$ wealth# has# been# decimated# with# the# housing,# financial# and # $ market#crash#in#the#so-called#Great#Recession.##Now#the#ques&on # # Venue Details is#what#are#we#going#to#do#about#it?# Can# we# create# a# blueprint# (a# plan)# that# will# empower# all# of# our # communi&es#to#have#an#equity#stake#in#the#innova&on#economy # and#create#new#entrepreneurial#and#job#opportuni&es?# #Can#we # close# the# wealth# gap# by# transforming# our# urban# and# Black # communi&es# through# STEM# educa&on,# high# growth# and# tech- entrepreneurship#and#can#we#bring#capital#to#the#table#to#invest # in# these# new# ventures?# These# are# the# ques&ons# that# are# before #B. Smith’s Restaurant atUnion Station - Washington, DC us#and#we#welcome#the#opportunity#to#convene#leadership#from # within#our#community#to#address#the#challenges.# The#STEM#Champions#Recep&on#gives#us#a#unique#opportunity#to# say#thank#you#to#Congressional#Black#Caucus#Members#who#have # figh&ng# the# good# fight# to# support# science,# technology, # engineering# and# math# or# STEM# educa&on# at# the# K12# and# post- secondary# levels.# # It# is# our# honor# and# privilege# to# provide# an# opportunity# for# those# CBC# Members# to# share# their# remarks# on # the#challenges#and#their#legisla&ve#accomplishments.# # $ 7
    • A Reception to Honor Our STEM Education Champions A Reception to Honor Congressional Black Caucus Members who have been champions for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Rep. Chaka Fattah Rep. Donna Edwards Program Agenda Pennsylvania, 2nd District Maryland, 4th District Town$Hall$Forum$ Panel$1$(4$PM$to$5$PM)$ •  The#current#state#of#Black# Wealth#in#America.### •  Why#is#there#a#Wealth#Gap?# Panel$2$(5$PM$to$7$PM)$ •  How#can#Black#America# par&cipate#in#the## 21st#Century#Global#Economy?### •  What#does#it#take?# Recommenda0ons$and$Call$to$ Rep. Marcia Fudge Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson Ac0on$(7$PM)$ Ohio, 11th District (Confirmed ) Texas, 30th District (confirmed) Recep0on$ Welcome$and$Acknowledgements$ (7:30$PM)$ Remarks$by$Honorees$ $ # Venue Details Rep. Donna M. Christensen Rep. Terri . Sewell Virgin Islands (confirmed) Alabama, 7th DistrictB. Smith’s Restaurant atUnion Station - Washington, DC 8
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