The NAACP's Detroit branch will host the forum, intended to be the first part of a national discussion of diversity, at the United Auto Workers-General Motors Human Resource Center in Detroit.
On Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the UAW/General Motors, located at 200 Walker Street in downtown Detroit, we will present a National Forum entitled "From Symbols of Hate to Portraits of Understanding." This Forum will bring together members of the Muslim, African American, Native American, Latino, Jewish, and Gay communities to address, identify the problems and prescribe some solutions for these very serious matters.
This National Discussion will begin with a special presentation from Dr. David Pilgrim of Ferris State University entitled: "Them: Images of Separation" sponsored by the Jim Crow Museum of Racists Memorabilia. Other participants will be Rev. Dr. John Mendez, Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church of Winston-Salem, NC., Congressman Keith Ellison of Minnesota, member of the House Financial Services Committee, David Victor, Chairman, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Ms. Nickole Fox, Health Education Director for the American Indian Health and Family Services Organization, representing the Native American Community, Curtis Lipscomb, Executive Director of KICK, representing the Gay community, U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade of the Eastern District, speaking for the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Justice Department, Imam Dawud Walid, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and Mr. Paul Perez, Regional Coordinator of the Justice for Our Neighbors Organization, representing the Latino Community.
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