EVENT ALERT: NAN 21st Annual National Convention April 3-6. 2013


 Hello All:  

First of all Happy Easter and Resurrection Season to everyone.  This is the time to give thanks for having made it thus far, and to resurrect some of those forgotten or abandoned dreams, hopes and wishes you thought had gotten away from you.  Blessings are coming from all over.  Open yourself up to them.  

This is just a short list of upcoming events:

In case you haven't noticed, this year marks the 21st Anniversary of the National Action Network's Annual National Conference.  As, as always, the Reverend Al Sharpton, and the membership and staffed, have loaded the 4-day event with relevance for people of all levels and interest.  From April 3, which marks the first day of the conference, through April 6, the closing date, the significance of the workshops and the participants, and its impact on us as Black people, is both inescapable and unmistakable.  So, bring your complete focus, a note book, and your creativity with you.  This will not be a time to sit idly by and be a bench warmer.  You are there to participate and activate.

This year's conference takes place at the Sheraton New York Hotel, 53rd and 7th Avenue, with an 8:30 AM kick off, Wednesday, April 3rd, during which the Rev. Al Sharpton will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony.  For more information about schedules, or to register, log on to NAN's registration page at  www.nationalactionnetwork.net

Jazz Day in NYC, in recognition of Jazz Appreciation Month, April.  On Tuesday, April 2nd an assemblage of the city’s jazz community will take place on steps of New York City Hall, 260 Broadway in lower Manhattan at 12 noon.  Music events take place throughout America all month long in honor of jazz.  This historic assembly will bring together musicians, educators, legislative leaders, and jazz fans.  Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium with assistance from New York City Council Member Letitia ‘Tish’ James organized this gathering.    

For the past fourteen years Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium sponsors an annual celebration of jazz.  This year the 14th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz festival runs from March 29 thru April 30 at venues in Long Island, Staten Island and throughout Brooklyn.
This music series is New York City's longest continuously running grassroots festival dedicated to jazz.  More than 500 artists will perform in nearly 50 events during festival 2013.


Three Goats

Please join Maya and Marcus to celebrate the launch of THREE GOATS Organization        at GINNY'S SUPPER CLUB - 310 Lenox Avenue, April 7, 2013 - 6:00pm-9:00pm - Cocktails, Appetizers and Entertainment Silent Auction and Raffle;  Tickets: $150  -- All Proceeds go directly to Three Goats to support our efforts in Ethiopia.  www.threegoats.org

The story of Three Goats came about after Maya visited Ethiopia in November 2011 and saw the effects the famine had on the young children there. After reading about the devastation that had hit our birthplace, she flew to Addis and visited Mother Teresa's Missonaries for Charity where they advised her on the greatest area of need for clean water and food. Knowing the dangers of traveling in the region, Maya insisted on heading to Togowichale, a border town between Ethiopia and Somalia severely endangered by the famine, to hand out food, school supplies and resources to help find clean water to nearly 1,000 people in the area.

A 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization, Three Goats is dedicated to improve the health and education of children in Ethiopia by providing sustainable access to vital resources. Its main focus is to empower young women through education and provide access to clean water and nutritious food. By showing our donors a video of where their money went, we knew we couldn't stay quiet about the issues affecting the borders of Ethiopia. Our goal is to provide resources for people in hard-hit areas to have access to education, clean water and food centers for proper nutrition. 
 A Conversation with APRIL R. SILVER Moderated by Curtis Stephen at The Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture, Tuesday April 9 7PM – 9PM; Langston Hughes Auditorium -- 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037.  Free and open to all
Please RSVP at: rsvp@akilaworksongs.com,
or by calling 718.756.8501 

You are invited to join the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions & Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer for an informational seminar Civic Restoration: A Road to Workforce Development for People with Criminal Convictions.   Date: Monday, April 15, 2013 Time: Doors open at 9:30am, seminar session: 10am-1pm - Location: Adam Clayton Powell, State Office Building - 163 W 125th St, (between 7th Ave & Lenox Ave) 
**Light breakfast will be served.   To register, please go to 
For more information, please contact the Center for NuLeadership and Urban Solutions
This event is co-sponsored by the Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer

That should keep you hopping for a while.  There's  a lot going in April, so get your running shoes on, because you'll need them to keep up.

For now - and always:

Stay Blessed &
Gloria Dulan-Wilson   


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