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The president will appear at National Action Network’s “Keepers of the Dream Gala” at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers.
“The highlight of our convention will be the President addressing an issue we are so passionate about: education as the civil rights issue of the 21st century,” said Sharpton spokeswoman Rachel Noerdlinger.
The four day event, which will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will consist of a series of plenary sessions, panels and special events. Panelists included are: Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Sean Donovan, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Publisher Elinor Tatum, Radio One CEO Alfred Liggins and many others.