PowerTalk Series 2016
Washington, District of Columbia: For the last two years, seasoned radio journalist Carl Nelson has hosted the Power Talk lecture series that has attracted a who’s who of African-American political thinkers (such as the late Dr. Frances Cress Welsing who was honored for her life’s work at last year’s event and died this past January) who come together for two days of lectures and discussion about the problems facing the world at large and the African-American community in particular.
The “Power Talk One Lecture” series launched in June 2015 in t Washington, D.C. because the political decisions made in the nation’s capital influence the world. Presenters offer 40-60 minute presentations with concise overviews of specific issues affecting African-Americans and provide specific instructions to address the issues. The goal is to offer a series of “solution oriented” ideas for the hundreds of spectators who attend each year. Ultimately, the goal of PowerTalk3 is to transform powerful talk into powerful action that will empower those in attendance. This year’s slate of speakers includes Professor Griff (Co-Founder of Public Enemy), Dr. Booker T. Coleman (Historian), Dr. Jim Clingman (Economic Activist), Dr. Julius Garvey (son of Black Nationalist Marcus Garvey), Dr. Leonard Jeffries (City College of New York Professor), Dr. Patricia Netwon (Sexual Trauma Therapist), Baba Dick Gregory (Activist/Comedian), Dr. Molefi Asante (Temple University Professor), Dr. Claude Anderson (Economist), Dr. Ava Muhammad (Nation of Islam spokesperson) and Rev. Willie Wilson (Pastor of Union Temple).