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Student Government Association to host State of the Black Student Summit
March 13, 2012

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Student Government Association (SGA) will host the State of the Black Student Summit on Sunday, March 18 at 6 p.m. in the Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium.  The summit will bring together a diverse group of national leaders in business, academia, media and education to discuss major domestic and global issues affecting America’s students. Admission is free for all FAMU, Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College students with a valid student ID. General admission is $5.

Grammy Award-winning recording artist and philanthropist John Legend will keynote this event, which includes a discussion and interactive session with the following panelists:
  • Omar Tyree, New York Times best-selling author and entrepreneur;
  • Carmen Wong Ulrich, MSNBC and CNN contributor;
  • Marc Lamont Hill, author, professor and television host;
  • Dr. Jaquelyn Del Rosario, notable marriage counselor;
  • Eve Wright, vice president and associate general counsel for the Miami Heat
  • Marc Williams, sports marketing pioneer and pop culture expert; and
  • Devin T. Robinson X aka “Egypt,” actor and activist
The goal of the summit is to raise awareness about national and global issues that directly affect minority communities.  It will also challenge students to think critically and give them the unique opportunity to exchange ideas with some of the greatest minds of their generation.

A welcome session is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at the FAMU School of Journalism and Graphic Communication (SJGC) followed by two workshops in the SJGC Lecture Hall prior to the summit:

What Would You Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail” begins at 12:15 p.m. This workshop will focus on starting careers in music, sports, entertainment, and marketing.

Young Millionaires Roundtable” begins at 1:45 p.m.

For more information about the State of the Black Student Summit and workshops, call David Boyd at (850) 599-3624 or Morris Hawkins at (850) 599-3400.

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