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41 ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN MEMPHIS TENNESSEE - FEATURED SPEAKERS

THE CROWD WAS STANDING UP WITH CHEERS AND "AMENS"!!


Biography

Russell-McCloud is a “visual speaking experience.” With more than 20 years on the lecture circuit, she is categorized as being one of the nation’s best. Her speaking style is engaging, highly substantive, well-researched, pertinent to her audiences, and entertaining, whether for the public or private sector. She is distinguished and distinct. Her style is classified as "big, broad and animated", which leaves her audiences anxious for more.

With each presentation she demonstrates, yet again, that she is a master at her craft as she artfully seeks to master the spoken word. In sum, this is a “speaker’s speaker” who specializes ascertaining the organization’s culture, interests and challenges The client, in turn, receives the value-add of the experience and exposure to this qualitatively measurable speaker who is, in a word, unforgettable.

Each year she speaks to more than 100,000 people in private and public organizations, in the United States and internationally. She encourages her listeners to surmount every obstacle that stands between them and... the possible. Her client list includes, but is not limited to, AARP, National Association of Women’s Business Owners; AT&T, Women’s Food Service Forum, eWomen’s Network, Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club, General Motors, American Honda, Cox Enterprises, McDonald’s, Northrop Grumman, General Electric, McGraw Hill Publishing, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Xerox, Procter & Gamble, and The United States Postal Service. Each company has benefited from having Russell-McCloud share her informed, inspirational wisdom and wit.

As a member of the Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO), she studied at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. She earned her Juris Doctorate degree at Howard University, School of Law, Washington, DC. Prior to embarking upon her speaking career, Russell-McCloud was an attorney with the Federal Communications Commission, Chief, Complaints Branch, Broadcast Bureau, Washington, DC for ten years. Then she decided to follow her true passion which was to be a business entrepreneur and global professional orator. Born in Indianapolis, IN, and graduating from Kentucky State University she knew that her true career connection was to prepare meaningful presentations for diverse audiences, and to meet them at their point of need.

She has received many honors, including being presented more than 300 keys to American cities. She has served as the 11th National President of The Links, Inc., and the National Parliamentarian to the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She has been named as one of the top five business motivators in the country by Black Enterprise Magazine; identified as one of the top 10 speakers in America, “Success Runs in Our Race”; featured in ESSENCE Magazine, and in EBONY magazine as one of the most influential people in the United States, and featured as the cover story of SPEAKER magazine, National Speaker’s Association 2007 July/August.

A resident of Atlanta, Georgia, Russell-McCloud is married to Bishop E. Earl McCloud, Jr., Resident Bishop, African Methodist Episcopal Church, 18th Episcopal District, sub Saharan Africa.
 

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Marcia Tate Arunga

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Visiting Faculty, B.A. in Liberal Studies (completion program)

Marcia Tate ArungaSummary of Education and Relevant Experience

B.A., University of Washington; M.A., Pacific Oaks College.
Marcia Tate Arunga specializes in human development, intercultural communications and globalism with emphasis on developing cultural competency. As an education and training consultant, Arunga has contracts with the Race and Social Justice Initiative (City of Seattle), the Seattle Housing Authority's Yesler Terrace Redevelopment Project and the Village of Hope. She recently completed a children's book to be published in 2009, entitled The Stolen Ones, and How They Were Missed. She also volunteers as an instructor of college-level sociology at Monroe State Prison. She is the cofounder of Cultural Reconnection Missions, responsible for leading over 75 women from the Pacific Northwest. She is an activist with the Village of Hope, which is committed to reducing the recidivism rate of Washington State prison population.

Affiliations

Papers and Presentations

  • "Finding the Road Home: Impact of Cultural Reconnection" — Antioch University Seattle, C3 Global Perspectives Series, 2009
  • "Children in a Global Village: Best Practices From Kenya"  — National Black Child Institute Conference, May 2009
  • "Family Background of the Obama Clan in Kenya — Organizing for America," — Seattle Democratic Party, 2008
  • "Lessons from the Life Cycle: Coaching Youth into Excellence" — Schools Out Washington, 2008
  • "Coaching for Success From the Top Down" — Puget Sound ESD, 2009
  • "The Impact of Culture in Strengthening the Black Child" — Seattle BCDI, 2008
  • "Connecting Our Past" — City of Seattle Black History Month, 2007
  • "Organizing in Communities of Color" — Seattle Race Conference facilitator, 2008
  • "Impact of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade" — Tacoma Glass Museum, 2006

Philosophy

"In my scholarship and practice, I am intensely interested in the collective answer to two questions. First, how do we create more peace in the world, right here and right now? Secondly, how do we create a society in which all people are free to achieve their fullest human potential? My classroom is a laboratory for exploring the answer to these complex questions, for which I hope to co-discover in my lifetime."

Publications

  • "The Stolen Ones," op-ed Seattle Times, 2001
  • The Stolen Ones and How They Were Missed. Seattle: Arunga & Associates, 2009.

Contact Information

B.A. in Liberal Studies (completion program)
206-268-4499
E-mail






Jeff Johnson is an award-winning journalist, social activist and political commentator, and author.  From his celebrated conversations with marquee world figures in the political, business and entertainment arenas to his grass-roots trench work to inspire the next generation of leaders; investigative journalist, political correspondent, and activist, Jeff Johnson continues to be a trailblazing social entrepreneur and authentic voice for change. 

Currently, Jeff is a weekly commentator on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show tackling issues on politics, entertainment and social policy issues, sharing the microphone with Harvard Law lecturer, Stephanie Robinson. Johnson is also currently the Chairman and CEO of the Jeff Johnson Institute for Urban Development, a solutions based institution currently leading a 5 year project to recruit and develop 80,000 black male teachers.  

Formally the managing editor and chief correspondent for The Truth with Jeff Johnson, a hard-hitting, talk show delivering a varied and vibrant view of the news, Jeff has earned a reputation as the "conscience voice" of BET Networks for his positive force among youth and young adults.  

Johnson has spent the last decade merging the worlds of politics and popular culture, including his work as Senior Advisor for Media and Youth Outreach for People for the American Way, National Director of the Youth & College division of the NAACP, and an appointment by Russell Simmons as the Vice President of the Hip Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN).   

The only American reporter to receive an exclusive post-inauguration interview with Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa's first elected female head of state and Liberia's first elected female president, Johnson is also one of only two news correspondents to receive an exclusive interview with Sudanese president Omar Al-Bashir, who has not granted interviews with American media outlets for thirteen years.  

Johnson won a 2008 NABJ Salute to Excellence Award for BET's "Life & Death in Darfur, Jeff Johnson Reports" series. A source of information quoted in, Newsweek, Upscale, Ebony and The Boston Globe. He regularly contributes commentary and analysis about issues related to race, politics, popular culture and socio-economics for news broadcasts and publications such as MSNBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, Huffington Post, The Griot.com, and more.  

Johnson serves on the boards of the National Urban Fellows, HBCU Hall of Fame Foundation, and the historic Lincoln Theatre in Columbus, OH. He consistently challenges communities to weigh innovative solutions to resolve historic and systemic social imbalances and inequalities. He resides in Baltimore, MD and is the proud father of Madison, Myles, and Malcolm.

To learn more about Jeff Johnson, please visit www.jeffsnation.com
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Prominent Keynote Speakers

Evelyn K. Moore Early Childhood Leadership Institute Panel

Solving the Persistent Challenge: How to Promote and Support Diverse Leadership

Panelist include:  Carla Thompson, Deputy Director for the Office of Child Care;  Iheoma Iruka, PhD., Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute; Dr. Oba T’Shaka, Pan African People’s Organization, National Black United Front

 

 

Featured Session

Preparing for Diversity: The Role of Higher Education in Preparing Effective  Educators of Black and Latino Children

Presenters:  Barbara T. Bowman, Professor; Jana Fleming, Director, Herr Research   Center on Children and Social Policy; Aisha Ray, Senior Vice President for Academic  Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Erikson Institute

Hotel Information

Renaissance Nashville Hotel and Convention Center, Nashville, Tennessee

October 8-11, 2011

To make your reservation, call the Renaissance Group Reservations Desk at 800-266-9432 or CLICK  HERE  to make your online hotel reservations.  Indicate that you are attending the NBCDI Annual Conference to receive the discounted rate. The cut-off date for reservations is Friday, September 9, 2011

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2011 NBCDI 41st Annual Conference At-A-Glance

SATURDAY October 8

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.- Registration

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.- Social –Emotional Development Training Infant Toddler/Administrators*

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Social –Emotional Development Training  Pre-School to 3rd Grade*

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.- Combating Childhood Obesity in Early Care Environments

1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. - Evelyn K. Moore Early Childhood Leadership Institute

*Separate Registration Required. Limited Space Available.

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SUNDAY, October 9

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.- Morning Rejuvenation

7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. - Registration

10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. - Exhibit Hall

10:30a.m. – 12:00 p.m.- Concurrent Workshops

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. - Concurrent Workshops

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. - Welcome Reception/Exhibit Hall Experience

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. - Opening General Session

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MONDAY, October 10

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. - Morning Rejuvenation

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. -Registration

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.-Exhibit Hall

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. -Morning Coffee Break/Exhibit Hall

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.- Legacy Voices Seminar

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. - Issue Forums

Health

Race/Racism

 Literacy

  Education

2::00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. - Concurrent Workshops

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.- Concurrent Workshops

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.- Special Evening Event

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TUESDAY, October 11

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. - Morning Rejuvenation

7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - Registration

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. - Morning Coffee Break/Exhibit Hall

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Exhibit Hall

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. - Concurrent Workshops

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Concurrent Workshops

12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Closing General Session Luncheon