Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Today in Cleveland: George Fraser; Michel Martin

The 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 Airport.

George Fraser
The 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.

Also 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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NPR’s Michel Martin in town tonight for a conversation on Race, Trust, and ‘Going There’

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 in America.

Michel Martin
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.

The program is sold out but can be livestreamed on Facebook beginning at 7PM. More information about the program is available here.

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