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W.K. Kellogg Foundation Hosts Luncheon Race in America at NABJ Convention & Career Fair

Luncheon will feature a conversation with award-winning journalist Ed Gordon & Harvard Law School professor Charles Ogletree

BOSTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) will be hosting a luncheon on race in America at the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Convention & Career Fair on July 31, 2014.

During the 90-minute luncheon, Emmy award-winning journalist Ed Gordon will moderate a discussion with Harvard Law School professor Charles Ogletree on the challenges that African Americans face in our society today, as well as the strategies that can help overcome these challenges.

This luncheon comes on the heels of the release of a survey by Ebony Magazine and the WKKF that found that Black families are burdened by many barriers to success, including access to health care, quality public education and a lack of well-paying jobs.

All media covering the event must check in at the NABJ Press Room and receive onsite credentials. The Press Room is in Hynes Convention Center Room 202.

What:             
Luncheon conversation on race in America hosted by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Who:              
Charles Ogletree
, the Harvard Law School Jesse Climenko Professor of Law, and founding and executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice
Ed Gordon, Emmy award-winning journalist                    

When:            
July 31, 2014
11:15 a.m.12:45 p.m.

Where:           
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center
Constitution Ballroom B | 900 Boylston Street | Boston, MA 02115

Contact:         
Omar Hussain | 269.719.6229 | [email protected] 
Renée E. Warren | 646.344.2630 | [email protected]

Following the luncheon all attendees are invited to stop by Expo Booth 407 to learn more about the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's America Healing Racial Equity Resource Guide, a web-based, interactive resource guide providing access to extensive learning materials and data on racial inequities and their impact on communities of color.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is proud to support the 2014 NABJ Convention & Career Fair as a part of its America Healing effort, which provides grants and resources to support racial healing and to remove systemic barriers that deny opportunities to people of color.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer, Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create the conditions where vulnerable children can realize their full potential in school, work and life.

The Kellogg Foundation is based in Battle Creek, Michigan, and works throughout the United States and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special emphasis is paid to priority places where there are high concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to success. WKKF priority places in the U.S. are in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, are in Mexico and Haiti. For more information, visit www.wkkf.org.

SOURCE W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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