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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Today in Cleveland: George Fraser; Michel Martin
Black Professionals Association Charitable Foundation is continuing its evolution as a
vital contributor to Greater Cleveland’s civic space with the BPACF with its
launch of the BPACF Leadership Speaker Series. The series debuted last month
featuring a presentation by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson at Burke Lakefront
series continues tonight with a talk by George Fraser, an expert on marketing
and networking. George’s digital rolodex is likely second to none in the black
community nationwide. [The President doesn’t need one.] Young professionals in
particular should make an effort to attend tonight’s talk, also at Burke, on
making connections that lead to enrichment, advancement & opportunity. The
program starts at 6:00 PM. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased here.
scheduled as part of the series are Alexandria Johnson Boone (January 31,
2017); Dr. Charles Modlin (April 25, 2017); Carole F. Hoover (July 18, 2017);
Randell McShepard (October 24, 2017); and Michael R. White (January 30, 2018).
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Michel Martin in town tonight for a conversation on Race, Trust, and ‘Going
Also tonight, Michel Martin,
weekend host of All Things Considered on NPR, will lead an evening of
conversation, storytelling and performance around the often taboo topic of race
The program is a collaborative
effort of NPR and ideastream to engage Greater
Clevelanders in a conversation that explores how race affects our lives today
through the prism of specific issues in Northeast Ohio. Attendees will have the
chance to address questions they've always wondered about, but have been afraid
to ask or have not had the opportunity to ask.
The 90-minute program will be a
news-driven storytelling live event, accented by a musical and/or theatrical
performance. This event will not be radio playing out on stage. Rather it will
be a dynamic, interactive live experience where the issue is analyzed through
the narrative and dialogue of people who are living it.