THE 2014 DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
RALEIGH MAYOR'S UNITY BREAKFAST
Saturday, January 17, 2009, 8:00 AM
RALEIGH CIVIC & CONVENTION CENTER
RALEIGH, NC

" The Many Faces of Human Relations "


8:00 AM

“The Many Faces of Human Relations”
Town Hall Format
Sponsored By: The Raleigh Human Relations Commission
City Of Raleigh

8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:00 AM Welcome, Johnsie Snipes, Convener
9:10 AM Occasion, Ricardo Perez
9:15 AM Demographics of Raleigh, Hardy Watkins, Raleigh Community Services Director
9:30 AM Charles Meeker, Mayor of Raleigh
9:45 AM Entertainment: Victoria’s Roses
10:00 AM Break-Out Panels

Youth Issues: Gang Involvement
Chief Harry Dolan, Raleigh City Police
Shenika Weeks, Wake County Health and Human Services Gang Prevention Coordinator
Andrew Rowland, Raleigh Human Relations Commission Moderator

Affordable and Fair Housing
Russell Allen, Raleigh City Manager
Octavia Rainey, Raleigh Fair Housing Commission, Chair
Wanda Allen-Abraha, Winston-Salem Human Relations Commission, Director
Virginia Tally, Raleigh Human Relations Commission Moderator

Sustainable and Attainable Employment: MBE/HUB/EEOC
Luther Williams, City of Raleigh Business Assistance Program Manager and MBE Coordinator
Lena Robertson-Ridley, State of North Carolina Department of Administration, Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses, Certification Specialist
EEOC – Dick Walz, NC Human Relations Commissioner
Michael Leach, Raleigh Human Relations Commission Moderator

Immigration
Ricardo Perez, Raleigh Human Relations Commission Moderator

11:00 AM Panel (Meeker, Dolan, Williams, Rainey, Perez)
11:45 AM Q & A from Floor
12:00 PM Remarks from the Mayor
12:20 PM Closing Comments – Bruce Lightner, MLK Chairman

Johnsie Snipes, Moderator