The Obama Effect: Where Does the African American Community Stand Now?

The Obama Effect: Where Does the African-American Community Stand Now?

Barbara Lee, U.S. Congresswoman, California's 9th Congressional District
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO, Green For All
James Rucker, Co-founder and Executive Director,
Richard T. Ford, George E. Osborne Professor of Law, Stanford Law School; Author, The Race Card
Martin G. Reynolds , Editor, The Oakland Tribune - Moderator
What is the real effect on the black community of the first African-American president? This February we take a look at the most momentous move forward in civil rights in decades: the election of the first African-American president of the United States. But what has this meant for the African-American community? Has Obama landed the final blow needed to break the glass ceiling? Or has electing the first African-American president during one of the worst times in our country’s history created an unfortunate association that will become more of a hindrance than a help?
Location: Lafayette Veterans Memorial Hall, 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
Time: 5:45 p.m. networking reception, 6:30 p.m. program
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