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publicprograms@clintonschool.uasys.edu
501-683-5239

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Thursday, August 31, 2006

University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service Announces Forum on Future of Race Relations

The Future of Race Relations

The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service invites you to a Public Forum on the “Future of Race Relations,” followed by a book signing of Conservations: William Jefferson Clinton – From Hope to Harlem by White House diarist Janis Kearney.

When: Thursday, September 7, 2006
Public Forum/Book Signing
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Where: University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service
Sturgis Hall

Public Forum Participants
*Janis Kearney, joined the Clinton-Gore presidential campaign in 1992 serving as the director of minority media outreach. She was named a fellow at Harvard University’s W.E.B. DuBois Institute in 2001, where she wrote Conservations: William Jefferson Clinton – From Hope to Harlem.

*C. Payne Lucas, of North Carolina, was the co-founder, and 30-year president of Africare, International; a non-profit charity program that serves African nations. During his Peace Corps tenure, he served as country director in Togo, country director in Niger, and director of the African Region.

*Bob Nash, of Chicago, served as President Clinton’s Director of Presidential Personnel from 1994 to 2001. Prior to that role he served as Under Secretary of the Department of Agriculture.

*Lottie Shackelford, a Philander Smith College graduate, made history by becoming the first woman elected Mayor of Little Rock. She is the Senior Executive Vice President of Global USA, Inc.

*Wellington Webb, spent 12 years as the leader of the Denver’s Mile High City, overseeing an investment of $7 billion in infrastructure. In 2003, the former Mayor founded Webb Group International, working with businesses and cities on economic development projects and public relations.

*Carol Willis, has been an adviser to President Clinton since 1983 on issues impacting African-Americans. Willis is currently a business proprietor in the state of Arkansas and a national political consultant

*** Because seating is limited, attendees must make reservations. To make your reservation, please email Nikolai DiPippa at publicprograms@clintonschool.uasys.edu or call 501-683-5239.

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