• “Economic Apartheid: An American and World Dilemma”

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    “Economic Apartheid: An American and World Dilemma”

    33rd Annual State Of The Race

    There is a clear and concrete line between the “have’s” and the “have not’s”. Sadly, this line is both economic and racial; local and national. The Detroit Association of Black Organizations (DABO) has worked for 33 years to lessen
    this gap by empowering and equipping the community with scholarships, food drives, training programs and much more.

    So, as DABO prepares to celebrate 33 years of service with their annual “State of the Race” forum and dinner featuring keynote Randall Robinson, the community anxiously awaits solutions for change. This years theme is based on Mr.
    Robinson’s book The Debt, — “Economic Apartheid: An American and World Dilemma.”
    Randall Robinson, has been invited to share his expert opinion on ‘the economy’; the number one issue weighing on the minds of Detroiters. Mr. Robinson a Harvard Law Graduate, professor, author and world renowned human rights activist will serve as DABO’s special guest for the entire weekend of events.
    Mr. Robinson is well known for being the founder of TransAfrica, an organization committed to promoting enlightened and progressive U.S. policies toward Africa and the Caribbean. He is the best-selling author of works such as Defending the Spirit, The Debt – What America Owes to Blacks, and more.
    Robinson has shared his views on CNN, The Today Show, Nightline and other leading television programs, and now he will share them with the citizens of Detroit.
    Rev. Horace Sheffield, Executive Director of DABO, recalls hearing Mr. Robinson on a radio interview when The Debt was first released and will never forget the comment about how

    “A restoration, may call for a force equal to the force that created the situation…to result in change and full repair.”

    He is looking forward to listening and learning from Mr. Robinson and the diverse group of panelist on the forum.

    The Detroit Association of Black Organizations’s 33rd annual State of the Race festivities will consist of the the following weekend of events.

    • Friday, February 17th ~ 5:30pm-7:30pm Networking Affair & from 10:00pm-2:00am the DABO Young Adult Committee at the Detroit Seafood Market – 1435 Randolph St.
    • Saturday, February 18th ~ 8:00am-11:30am a Forum & Panel Discussion in partnership with Wayne County Community College District, Downtown Campus 1001 W. Fort St.
    • Sunday, February 19th ~ 4:00pm-7:00pm Dinner & Fund Raiser at the Northwest Activities Center – 18100 Meyers Rd.

    The Saturday forum is expected to draw hundreds of people and is free and open to the public. For more information and tickets visit www.dabodetroit.org to register or call the DABO office at 313-491-0003. The dinner with Randall Robinson as the keynote is Sunday, February 19th and tickets are available for purchase at the DABO office located at 12048 Grand River, Detroit, MI. The donations will benefit the DABO college scholarship fund.

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