This is just a reminder that this, the second such symposium of its kind, is kicking off right now in Cleveland. The dial-in number is 1-712-580-0100 code 290952#, and the dialogue will be on-going from 0915 to noon and then from 1 until 4. I'll be listening in all day and tending to business appointments in between. The last symposium, a few Saturdays ago, had some incredible content, the kind of stuff you won't hear from mainstream media or politicized nonprofits.
“Enforcement and Regulation”
A Retrospective & Best Practices Identification Symposium
To be held at the Unified Technologies Center at Cuyahoga Community College main campus on Friday 13th 2009, Cleveland, Ohio 9:00 AM - 4:00PM
The National Fairness Campaign will review past political agreements and governing compacts and their relationship to the social, economic development environment under an Obama Presidency. The National Fairness Campaign will also identify and address historic moral gaps.
Ohio is a focal point of the National Fairness Campaign because it is middle America, and has demonstrated past and current innovations to address fairness and capacity building, including state government minority business development programs, initiatives to increase the budget for the African American males commission, and the creation of the proposed 2009 American Reinvestment & Recovery Program and federal solutions.
National Fairness Campaign Steering Committee
General Chairman Joseph Debro - Co-Founder, National Association of Minority Contractors [NAMC]
Co-Chairwoman Pandora Ramsay - Founding President, Ohio Fairness Campaign
Convener of the National Fairness Campaign Steering Committee
Dr. Robert Day - President, Center for Urban & Rural Redevelopment
Steering Committee Adviser and Panel Moderator
Lawrence Auls – and Executive Director LISW, LTD who is a published author
Current Cleveland Panelists
William F. Pickard, PhD – a successful 25 year business owner of manufacturing facilities, Chairman and CEO of Vitec USA, an owner of McDonalds franchisees and a volunteer instructor at Alabama State University
Mark Batson – President, PolicyBridge, Inc
John Lawyer - Interim Vice President, Campus Planning and Operations, Case Western Reserve University
Clifford King - Vice President and CRA Officer, Dollar Bank of Cleveland
Jeff Johnson - Former Ohio State Senator and former city of Cleveland Director of Community Relations.
Zakiyyah Saleem - Founder of Buckeye's for Change