WORD Network of Detroit Proudly Presents 2011 Leadership Summit, State Of The Black Family on Friday September 9th, 2011

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    WORD Network of Detroit Proudly Presents 2011 Leadership Summit, State Of The Black Family on Friday September 9th, 2011

    PR Newswire

    Greater Grace Temple 23500 West 7 Mile Road Detroit, Michigan

    DETROIT, Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The WORD Network is pleased to present a 2011 Leadership Summit, "State Of The Black Family", a gathering of some of the most respected black leaders in the United States including the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Reverend Al Sharpton, Comedian and Social Activist Dick Gregory, Reverend Dr. Elaine Flake, Detroit's own Honorable Judge Greg Mathis and many more influential men and women. Greater Grace Temple's Bishop Charles H. Ellis III will of course host this important event.

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    The event, which will include speeches, workshops, and health screenings, will take place on Friday September 9th and run from 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Topics will include:

    • 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Faith Based Community Development workshops with State Senator Tupac Hunter, Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee, City Council Member JoAnne Watson, Dr. Kimberly Dawn Wisdom, and Dayna Clark of WJR.
    • 2 p.m.-4 p.m., free health screenings hosted by Henry Ford Health Systems.
    • 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., panel discussion, Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick, Liston Page, and Bishop Derek Triplett.
    • 7 p.m.-10 p.m., panel discussion featuring such topics as education vs. incarceration, economic empowerment and entrepreneurship, health care, breakdown of the black family, unemployment and domestic violence. Reverend's Jackson and Sharpton along with Judge Mathis will appear.

    There is no charge to attend the evening sessions. There is a $25.00 fee to attend the morning panel discussions and group discounts are available. Visit our website for complete schedule information and to register today.

    For more information on this event please visit www.thewordnetwork.org.

    To RSVP please contact Terra DeFoe at 248-357-4566 or at terra@thewordnetwork.org

    Media is encouraged to do advanced interviews with participants and previews of this important event.

    Media Contacts: Mort Meisner Associates for The WORD Network; Mort Meisner, 248-545-2222, Wendy Fayne, 248-842-3889, or Terra DeFoe 248-217-8364.

    SOURCE The WORD Network