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African Americans Making Connections 3.0
Date Saturday April 23
Time 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location Details
Laney College
900 Fallon
Oakland, CA 94607
Event Type Conference
Organizer/AuthorLaney College
Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson invites you to participate in the African American Organizations Making Connections 3.0. African American Organizations Making Connections, is an initiative mobilizing African-American organizations, businesses and leaders within the East Bay to explore solutions and strategies for the betterment of East Bay communities. Making Connections 3.0 will convene for the third time on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Laney College, Oakland from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. The event is free. RSVP at is encouraged.

With the goal to exceed the expectations of past gatherings held at Merritt College and Laney College, this year's plan is to engage 500 attendees in meaningful dialogues captured in a variety of topical plenary sessions and breakout workshops.

"Making Connections 3.0" topics will include conversations on Youth (culture, technology, movements and future), Africa (business and politics), and the Black Church and its role in social change. Special guest speakers, industry practitioners and innovators will lead panel discussions and breakout sessions with the intention of leaving the audience with tangible outcomes.

The 2016 forum will focus and support outcomes relative to employment, job development and training, education, family dynamics and mentoring, particularly with the youth and young adult voice in mind. One of the main event objectives is for participants to form alliances to advocate for policy changes; to make commitments to mentor young people; to connect job seekers with employment resources, training, assessments, and other opportunities within the community.

Early registration, sponsorship, exhibition and volunteer opportunities are available. For more information, contact us at (510) 779-3036 or visit our the African-American Organizations Making Connections facebook page.

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