quote:Originally posted by James Wesley Chester:
I knew about this.
I have wondered what the difference is, or is perceived to be with two similar events being held.
There are some of the same participants.
Is it 'Old Guard' versus 'New Guard'?
If unity is the goal, when does it happen?
Maybe after two course os action have been decided.
That was my thinking as well. I did notice that this event has support from labor and trade unions, which I think is a good thing. I would also imagine that as a multi-day event, that there would be an opportunity for some sustained engagement and real strategizing.
The story in Black Commentator states:
The living, breathing fruit of the Civil Rights era, Black elected officials, have been summoned to attend in force: the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL), National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM), National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBCLEO), National Association of Black County Officials and appointed Black officials from all levels of government. Every name on Ebony magazine's Most Influential 100+ list has been contacted, in the effort to give the convention both broad and deep representation - William Lucy's shop floor labor troops mixing with grassroots activists, business and investment types, and political luminaries.
HB and anyone else who attends, please give us the 411 on what transpires.