Media Advisory: Chevrolet Table of Brotherhood Tour Arrives in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Chevrolet "Table of Brotherhood" four-city tour culminates in the nation's capital this week with the Aug. 28 dedication of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. The memorial pays tribute to Dr. King's legacy, and reminds future generations of his timeless message.
Chevrolet and the General Motors Foundation are helping raise awareness of the memorial through the "Table of Brotherhood Tour," which so far has stopped in Atlanta, Chicago and Memphis. The final tour stop will consist of organized conversations about issues as relevant and poignant today as they were when King spoke about them decades ago, and will be moderated by CNN Analyst Roland Martin.
The discussion will cover the following topics:
The Future of Education * Realizing the Dream: Freedom, Racism and Progress *
The Future of our Youth * Civil Rights Progress: A Look Back/A Look Forward
The event is free and the public is welcome to attend and witness the discussion.
If interested in an interview, please contact Nina Price by 5 p.m. EDT, on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Interviews are being scheduled in 15-minute intervals between noon and 1:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel.
Chris Perry – GM Vice President of Global Chevrolet Marketing & Strategy
Vivian Pickard – GM Foundation President and GM Corporate Relations Director
Eric Peterson – GM Vice President of Diversity
Harry Johnson – Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Foundation CEO & President
Ray Baker – Radio Personality/DJ
Beverly Bond – Founder of Black Girls Rock!
Christine Chen – Executive Director APIAVote
Congressman John Conyers, Jr. -US House of Reps for 14th District in Michigan
Alexis Herman – Former Secretary of Labor
Arianna Huffington – President & Editor-in-Chief of the AOL Huffington Post Media Group
Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. – Founder and President of Rainbow PUSH Coalition
Debra Lee – President and CEO of BET Holdings, Inc.
Herman "Skip" Mason, Jr. – 33rd General President of Alpha Phi Alpha
Norman Mineta – Former Secretary of Transportation
Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. – Theologian, Pastor, and Civic Leader
Carlos Rota – President & CEO of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility
Kenon Walker -Tour Guide National Civil Rights Museum
Rev. Dr. Dennis Wiley – Pastor
Ambassador Andrew Young – Chairman of Good works International
Friday, Aug. 26, 2011
Doors Open: 3 p.m.; Media can begin arriving at 2 p.m.
Program begins: 3:30 p.m.
Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC 20001
GM Diversity Communications Manager
/PRNewswire — Aug. 22, 2011/
SOURCE General Motors