Debate of the Decade
February 21, 2017 3:00 PM
Location: Murrow Room
DR. CORNEL WEST AND ATTORNEY MALIK Z. SHABAZZ NEWS CONFERENCE HISTORIC DEBATE AND NATIONAL TOWN HALL MEETING ON DONALD TRUMP FEBRUARY 21, 2017 NATIONAL PRESS CLUB
WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, a critical national town hall meeting and historic debate will take place by the illustrious scholar and Harvard University Professor Dr. Cornel West and Black Lawyers for Justice leader Malik Z. Shabazz, Esq. Prior to the debate/town hall meeting, Cornel West and Malik Shabazz will conduct a national news conference to directly address the current statements and actions of the President of the United States and their impact on the African American community.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 3–4pm news conference featuring Dr. Cornel West, scholar activist and Malik Z. Shabazz, national president of Black Lawyers for Justice and other Black leaders. 7pm debate and town hall meeting.
LOCATION: The National Press Club – 529 14th Street NW – Washington, DC
The 7pm DEBATE OF THE DECADE town hall meeting will address the growing fears, anxieties, and worries of Black America surrounding the policies, words, and actions of the new POTUS Donald J. Trump. Blacks in America are still in a semi-state of shock following the departure of the strongly supported President Barack H. Obama whose approval ratings amongst African American elected voters reached over 95 percent. The election victory of Donald J. Trump has produced a seismic shift in the confidence of the Black or African American population’s level of confidence in their support that they feel they have from the United States government.
Education, social security, public benefits, housing, law enforcement, justice issues, gentrification, mass incarceration, immigration issues, and many other serious issues are worrying Blacks in America; and these issues will be thoroughly debated and discussed with the audience, Dr. West and Attorney Shabazz. A plan of action for the masses will be announced and a new coalition will be formed that breaks the traditional boundaries of the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power Movement. Doors open at 6pm. Webcast on blfjustice.org nationalblackout.org blackmensmovement.org www.eventbrite.com/debate-of-the-decade
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Malik Z. Shabazz