The VIPP Report: Dr. Cornel West will be the keynote for Louisville conference on black families

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Renowned scholar Dr. Cornel West will be in Louisville Friday, February 26th at The National Conference on the Black Family in America.

West,  the Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University, will be the keynote speaker for the banquet held on Friday night at the Hilton Garden Inn.

This year’s conference is named after Dr. Joseph McMillan, who worked tireless in the community, demonstrated for civil rights and was a professor at the University of Louisville.

The conference continues on Saturday, February 27th with workshops and seminars lead by local community activists.

This year’s theme is The Dimensions of the Black Family in the 21st Century.  Civil rights activist Mattie Jones will lead the “The Evolution of Big Mama” while Dr. Amon Perry will discuss “Men’s Involvement in the Lives of their Children and Families: Making Fatherhood Normal”.  That’s just a couple of the many topics that will be addressed.

To attend the 43rd Dr. Joseph H. McMillan National Conference on the Black Family in America go to https://www.regonline.com/uoflbfc43.

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