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U.S. Education Secretary to Participate in Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Black History Month Forum on Meeting the Economic needs of the African American Community


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Jo Ann Webb, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov


Event Date 1: February 28, 2011 03:30 pm - 05:30 pm

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in a Black History Month forum sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, on Capitol Hill. The topic of the forum is “Investing in Communities of Color.” Secretary Duncan’s panel will address meeting the economic needs of the African American Community. He will discuss the Department’s efforts to support African American students, which include $850 million additional funds for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and K-12 reforms that will benefit poor and minority students. Among those joining the Secretary are Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor Gerri Fiala; Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., and chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus; and Congressman Danny Davis, D-Ill.


Event 1
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Deputy Assistant Secretary Gerri Fiala, Department of Labor
Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus
Congressman Danny Davis, D-Ill.
Elsie Scott, president, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Earl Johnson, director, Office of Family Assistance, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Amy Solomon, senior counsel to the deputy attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus
Members of Congress
What : Secretary Duncan’s remarks at Black History Month Forum on “Investing in Communities of Color”
When : 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, 2011
Where : Capitol Hill
Visitor’s Center
HVC 201
Washington, D.C.
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