29 August 2013

Round table on grassroots organizing

Round table on grassroots organizing

The Fulbright Program/IIE-Ukraine Office would like to invite you to attend a round table on grassroots organizing. The talk will be given by Tyrone Parker, an American civil rights activist and the founder and Executive Director of the Alliance of Concerned Men (ACM) and participant in the 1963 "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom" with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Alliance of Concerned Men is an award-winning non-profit organization whose goal is to save the lives of at-risk youth residing in high crime areas of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.  Since 1991, ACM has been providing community services to families and children at risk and in crisis throughout the Washington metropolitan area.

Tyrone Parker has also served on the staff of the D.C. Housing Authority, in the D.C. Department of Corrections, and as a volunteer mentor with several youth agencies.  Mr. Parker has testified on juvenile justice before Congress, including on the subject of expanding opportunities for community and neighborhood partnerships and on the District of Columbia's ban on handguns.

Mr. Parker has been the recipient of many prestigious awards and accolades. His tremendous accomplishments with the Alliance has garnered him international notoriety.

Mr. Parker has been featured in documentary films including "Across the River," on major television programs in the U.S., Japan, Canada, England and Australia, as well as being featured on the front pages of the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Washington Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Chicago Herald. His organization was featured in U.S. News & World Report and Reader's Digest magazine for its powerful impact on the lives of young men and women in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan communities.  He was selected Washingtonian of the Year in 2004 by Washingtonian Magazine.

Where: The Fulbright Program/IIE-Ukraine Office, 20 Esplanadna Street, office 904, Kyiv

When: Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 5.00 to 7 pm.

Registration: Please share this invitation with your friends and colleagues.  We would appreciate if you could confirm your attendance by e-mailing office@fulbright.com.ua by Wednesday, August 28. With additional questions, please call (044) 287-0777.

Please join us for a reception after the discussion.

Translation: This event will be in English with translation into Ukrainian.



Fulbright Program Office in Ukraine

Esplanadna str, 20, office 904

Kyiv, 01001, Ukraine

Tel: +380 (44) 287 07 77

Fax: +380 (44) 230 20 60