Georgia Legislative Black Caucus to Hold Annual Conference September 15-18

Sen. Emanuel Jones, GBLC Chair
Sen. Emanuel Jones, GBLC Chair

Georgia Legislative Black Caucus will hold its Annual Legislative Conference, September 15- 18, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah.

Events will include a Golf Outing, Welcome Reception with Governor Nathan Deal, Legislative Luncheon on Friday with The Honorable David Ralston, Speaker, Georgia House of Representatives as keynote speaker, panel discussion on Criminal Justice, Expungement, and Recidivism with Attorney Larry Chisholm, Chatham County District Attorney; Chairman, James Donald, Georgia Pardons and Paroles; Commissioner Amy Howell, Georgia Dept. of Juvenile Justice; Commissioner Brian Owens, Georgia Dept. of Corrections, a Bon Voyage Reception, and Savannah River Boat Dinner Cruise.

On Saturday, September 17, 2011, Economic Development and Broadband Technology Conference will take place at 10 a.m. with keynote speaker Jamal Simmons, Principal, The Raben Group, 2010 Democratic Political Analyst for Healthcare Luncheon with keynote speaker Dr. Raymond F. Gist, President, American Dental Association. There will also be an Education Workshop, The Status of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Where Do We Go from Here ? with panelist Chancellor Henry Huckaby, University System of Georgia.Don’t miss the Healthcare Workshop with panelists Dr. Raymond F. Gist, President, American Dental Association, Marcus Downs, Director of Government Relations, Medical Association of Georgia, and Anton Gunn, Regional Director, U.S. Department of Health Human Services.

At 6:30 p.m. the Chairman’s Reception will be held, to be followed by the Low Country Boil featuring Scholarship and Award program at 7:30 p.m.

The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus was officially organized in 1975 by Representative Benjamin D. Brown, who served as the first Chairman. The GLBC is a non-profit charitable and educational organization whose primary purpose is to promote the general welfare of minorities and other citizens of Georgia in matters of Health, Welfare, Education, Criminal Justice, Employment and Economic Development; to stimulate professional and intellectual growth and to advance the study and implementation of solutions to the problems of all citizens of the great State of Georgia.

For more information on the GLBC or the upcoming Conference, visit

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