Washington Agenda-General

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TIME: All Day


AGENDA: Highlighted events:

11 a.m. - Department Of Justice

1:30 p.m. - AFL-CIO corporate offices

4 p.m. - Grassroots Gathering, Washington City Church of the Brethren, 337 North Carolina Ave SE, Washington, DC

DATE: March 3, 2003

CONTACT: Ken Little, 253-576-8950 or

Pat Meyer 269-998-4609

TIME: All Day


AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 a.m. - Keynote Address

Reverend Dr. Cecelia Williams Bryant, Women's Missionary Society of the African American Methodist Episcopal Church, Los Angeles, California.

Morgan State University Choir

3:30 p.m. - Afternoon Plenary

"How are the Children? Policy Issues Affecting Black Children"

Leonard Burton, Assistant Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Children's Services

Toni Oliver, President & CEO Roots Inc.

Yvonne Gilchrist, Director, Baltimore City Department of Social Services Dr. David Sanders, Director, Children and Family Services, Hennepin County, St. Paul Minnesota

Dr. Ray Winbush, Benjamin Hooks Professor of Social Justice at Fisk University and Director of the University's Race Relations Institute.

6:30 p.m. - Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation: Champions for Children honoring those who have dedicated their lives to see that all children have an opportunity to succeed in life

Marian Wright Edelman, CEO, Children's Defense Fund

Maxine B. Baker, CEO, Freddie Mac Foundation

Ruth Massinga, CEO, Casey Family Programs.

Gala Entertainment

Metropolitan Opera Soprano, Angela Brown

New York City opera Soprano, Kishna Davis

Pianist "Three MO' Tenors," Victor Simonson...Maestro

DATE: March 3, 2003

LOCATION: Hyatt Regency , 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA

CONTACT: Nekida Burns, 202-662-4284,

WEB ADDRESS: blackadminstrators.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES holds its legislative conference.

AGENDA: Highlight:

7:30 a.m.- Early Childhood Development and School Readiness Peer to Peer Network

8:30 a.m.- General Session

10 a.m.- Large Urban County Caucus Membership Meeting

DATE: March 3, 2003

LOCATION: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-393 6226

WEB ADDRESS: naco.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: WHITE HOUSE PROJECT presents a program on The Future of American Politics: Will More Women Take Their Seats at the Table?

AGENDA: Highlights:

9:45 a.m.- Experiences of Women In Power

Laura Liswood, Secretary General, Council of Women World Leaders

Judy Woodruff, Anchor, Inside Politics, CNN

Charlotte Bunch, Executive Director, Center for Women's Global Leadership

Eleanor Holmes Norton, Member, U.S. House of Representatives

Marjorie Mowlam, Member of Parliament, Great Britain

Christine Pintat, former Officer in Charge of the Programme on the Status of Women, Inter-Parliamentary Union

Debbie Walsh, Director, Center for American Women and Politics

11:15 a.m. - Lessons from Abroad

June Zeitlin, Executive, Director, Women's Environment and Development Organization

Michel Martin, Correspondent and Guest Anchor, Nightline, ABC News

Anita Gradin, former European Union Commissioner, Sweden

Ranjana Kumari, Director, Centre for Social Research, India

Pippa Norris, Professor and author, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, United States

Yvette Roudy, former Minister for Women's Rights, France

Sheila Sisulu, former Ambassador to U.S. from South Africa

12:30 p.m. - Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of


2:15 p.m. - The Next Steps for the U.S.

Beverly Neufeld, Executive Director, The

White House

Pat Mitchell, President, PBS

Linda DiVall, President, American Viewpoint

Georgia Duerst-Lahti, Political Science Chair, Beloit College

Donna Edwards, Executive Director, ARCA Foundation

Heidi Hartmann, Director, Institute for Women's Policy Research

Swanee Hunt, Director, Women and Public Policy Program, Kennedy School

Celinda Lake, President, Lake Snell Perry & Associates

Ruth Mandel, Director, Eagleton Institute for Politics

Karen Narasaki, President & Executive Director, National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium

Rob Richie, Executive Director, Center for Voting and Democracy

Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority Foundation

Linda Tarr-Whelan, Partner, Tarr-Whelan & Associates

Melanne Verveer, Chair, Vital Voices

DATE: March 3, 2003

LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 212-260-1520

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds a program on Covering the War From the Homefront" -- a panel discussion, addressing how to ferret out local angles, keep in touch with sources and understand where the story is headed in advance.

WHO: The speakers are:

Sumana Chatterjee, Knight-Ridder Newspapers; Chuck Holmes, Cox Newspapers

Bryan Whitman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

Jack Cushman, weekend editor, New York Times

DATE: March 3, 2003

LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 9:15 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a program on Constitutional Issues and Federalism: Ethnicity and Justice in Post-Saddam Iraq. Is Iraq ready for a constitution that would vest all Iraqis in their nation, but divest ethnic and religious leaders of their traditional political and economic powers? What role will Islamic law and legal traditions have in the new constitution?

WHO: The speakers are:

Rend Rahim Francke, Iraq Foundation

Efraim Karsh, King's College, University of London

Salem Chalabi, lawyer

DATE: March 3, 2003

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS: aei.org

TIME: 11:30 a.m.


DATE: March 3, 2003

LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Pat Carmack, 301-594-6113

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on The Politics of U.S. Policy toward Russia with Sarah Mendelson, Senior Fellow, Russia\Eurasia Program, CSIS.

DATE: March 3, 2003

LOCATION: One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 1:30 p.m.

EVENT: WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE presents Taishi Sugiyami, of Japan's Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, will address the salient issues for Japan, i.e., the perceived shortcomings of the Kyoto Protocol and possible remedies.

DATE: March 3, 2003

LOCATION: World Resources Institute, 10 G Street, NW Suite 800, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-729-7750

WEB ADDRESS: wri.org

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Afternoon Newsmaker" news program featuring Ambassador of El Salvador to the United States, Rene A. Leon, discussing the "Work Permits Renovation Program for El Salvadorans under the Temporary Protection Status and other Immigration Issues."

DATE: March 3, 2003

LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 4 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a film screening of The Game of Their Lives. This film documents success of the 1966 North Korean soccer team, the first from Asia ever to reach the quarterfinals of World Cup. South Korean fans at the 2002 Japan/Korea World Cup held up signs saying "Again 1966" in recognition of this historic feat.

WHO: The speakers are:

Dan Gordon, Director and Producer, The Game of their Lives

Nick Bonner, Associate Producer, The Game of their Lives

Katharine H.S. Moon, Wellesley College and current Woodrow Wilson-GWU Asian Policy Studies Fellow

DATE: March 3, 2003

LOCATION: One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 4:30 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "India as an Emerging Market" with Narayanan Vaghul, chairman of ICICI Bank Ltd.

DATE: March 3, 2003

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS featuring Poet, storyteller, composer and educator Ken Waldman presenting his poems sung to old-time fiddle music, Appalachian tunes and his own original songs.

DATE: March 3, 2003

LOCATION: 2700 F St. NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-467-4600

WEB ADDRESS: kennedycenter.org

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE AND COFFEEHOUSE presents Erik Larson discussing and signing copies of The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America. It is a fascinating recounting of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, juxtaposing chief architect Daniel Burnham with serial killer H. H. Holmes, the "Devil" of the book's title.

DATE: March 3, 2003

LOCATION: Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politcs-prose.com

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