Phi Beta Sigma, National Action Network Town Hall Meeting on Anti-Hazing, Anti-Violence and Voter Engagement
PHI BETA SIGMA AND NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK TO HOST TOWN HALL MEETING ON ANTI-HAZING, ANTI-VIOLENCE AND VOTER ENGAGEMENT
Rev. Al Sharpton to be featured speaker. Moderated by National Action Network Executive Director Tamika D. Mallory
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: — Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., in partnership with National Action Network, will host a Town Hall Saturday, August 11, 2012 featuring Rev. Al Sharpton founder and president of National Action Network. The event will be held at the Charlotte Marriott Executive Center at 5700 West Park Drive. The Town Hall, which will cover issues affecting Black America’s youth, ranging from hazing to anti-violence to voter engagement, will be moderated by National Action Network Executive Director Tamika D. Mallory. The event is open to the public.
Earlier this year, the two organizations launched a national Anti-Hazing initiative to denounce and stop the culture of hazing. “Phi Beta Sigma wants to start a movement that will address the issues affecting young people, most immediately the culture of hazing,” said Phi Beta Sigma international president Jimmy Hammock.
Other featured speakers include: Jimmy Hammock, president, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc, Dr. Ricky Jones, author, Black Haze: Violence, Sacrifice and Manhood in Black Greek-Letter Fraternities, and, Daniel J. Tann, Esq., The Law Offices of Daniel J. Tann and Associates.
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Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C., January 9, 1914, by three young African-American male students who wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service. Today, Phi Beta Sigma has blossomed into an international organization that includes the Phi Beta Sigma National Foundation, the Phi Beta Sigma Federal Credit Union and The Sigma Beta Club Foundation.
National Action Network, NAN is one of the leading Civil Rights organizations in the nation with chapters all across the country. NAN works extensively to promote a modern Civil Rights agenda that includes a standard of decency for all people regardless of race or sex, social justice for all communities, and improvement of race relations. Through the years NAN has served as a megaphone for the voiceless and an advocate for those in need. The organization has taken on issues relating to voter registration, jobs, education, immigration, health-care, anti-violence and much more.