Tuesday’s Great Gathering Press Conference at the National Press Club Postponed
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ — The news conference involving the leadership of the three Black Methodist Churches, which had been scheduled for Tuesday, February 9th, at the National Press Club, has been postponed because of the snow storm that has crippled Washington.
The nation’s three largest Black Methodist Church denominations had planned to pay tribute to Black History Month by announcing the formation of a historic coalition and plans to hold a major strategy summit in Columbia, S.C., March 1-3, 2010. Titled the “Great Gathering,” the strategy session will seek to alter the troubling history of African American males by identifying and seeking unified solutions for the key issues that are devastating the African American community.
Information about rescheduling the news conference for later this month will be sent in the next few days.
Leading the press conference will be:
- Senior Bishop John R. Bryant of the African Methodist Episcopal Church;
- Senior Bishop George W.C. Walker of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church;
- Senior Bishop William H. Graves of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church; and
- U.S. House Representative James Clyburn, Democrat, South Carolina
The “Great Gathering” in Columbia, S.C., will bring together the Senior Bishops, politicians, church leaders, civic leaders, educators and others to develop initiatives to combat the myriad problems facing African American males from ages 12-25. Organizers of the event expect more than 6,000 attendees. Details about the “Great Gathering” can be found at www.greatgathering.org.
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