A Remarkable Breakfast On A Remarkable Day
Join Us At The Tuesday March 17th Black History Breakfast
(With A Touch Of Irish!)
The rescheduled March 17th Black History Breakfast will bring very special people together in remarkable new ways. This is the 22nd Empowerment Recognition Breakfast and the very first time since its beginning in the year 2000 that it’s been rescheduled because of Mother Nature! But what fun and excitement we plan on having on its new date: Tuesday March 17th. We’re calling this a Black History occasion with a touch of Irish since it’s also St. Patrick’s Day. And we’ll celebrate our diversity with those friends and colleagues who will attend that morning with a power packed program second to none.
Special Guest Speaker: Rev. Karla Cooper of Lincoln, Nebraska
I just returned from Lincoln, visited Doane College where Rev. Cooper serves as the Chaplain and Professor and visited her church, Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. Trust me, you won’t want to miss Rev. Cooper’s keynote address on March 17th as she weaves in her insights of Black History with her experiences in the LGBTQ community and how she co-founded AME India (www.embracingindia.com).
Read more about Rev. Cooper Here…
Guest Emcee: Latoyia Edwards News Anchor NECN-TV
Lauren Greene• Intern Architect, Community & Faith Based Advocate
Arnold Sapenter • Boston Chapter President & Nat’l Council of Presidents NFBPA
Dr. Jacobi Cunningham • Scientist, Community & Faith Based Advocate
Music By Ramu and the Crew Entertainment
Tickets are still available: $60 Each ($40 for Members of the Multicultural Symposium Series)
$600 For A Table of Ten
Come enjoy the festivities. Bring your Colleagues and Your Team
It will be an event that will jumpstart your diversity and multicultural activities for the rest of 2015.
For ticket information go to www.mssconnect.com
To order directly online visit: http://2015blackhistorybreakfast.eventbrite.com
Questions: Call Carole Copeland Thomas at 50 947-5755
Bring young people to the Breakfast.
•Bring emerging diverse staff members and leaders.
•Bring your family members.
•Bring community advocates.
•Bring your business leaders.
•Bring anyone who cares about economic development and multicultural leadership.
See You On March 17th!!
-Carole Copeland Thomas
by Carole Copeland Thomas
Come Celebrate The Achievements Of Three Of Our Young and Seasoned Black Leaders! You are cordially invited to attend our 22nd Empowerment Recognition Breakfast that will be held during Black History Month on Tuesday February 10, 2015 at The Colonnade Boston Hotel. Our guest speaker will be Rev. Karla Cooper, a Professor at Doane College, Pastor at Quinn Chapel AME Church in Lincoln, Nebraska and Co-Founder of AME India (www.embracingindia.com).
Our special Breakfast Emcee is NECN TV award winning news anchor Latoyia Edwards.
Awardees include Lauren Greene, Arnold Sapenter and Dr. Jacobi Cunningham, are all dedicated leaders in the African American community.
Tickets are $60 each $40 for MSS Members and $600 for a Table of Ten.
Register online at www.mssconnect.com or call Carole Copeland Thomas at 508 947-5755 for ticket information.
Sponsorships Are Welcome! Lead Sponsor: State Street Corporation.
Co-Host: Colonnade Boston Hotel.
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Don’t ever think that diversity, inclusion, multiculturalism and racial equity only focus on Black people. That is simply NOT true. These subjects encompass the breadth of humanity from Boston to Brazil to Brussels to Beijing to Botswana. EVERYBODY is included in the cross cultural conversation INCLUDING White men and women!
And it is in that spirit that we turn our attention to one White Massachusetts man who IS making a difference and paving the way for others to follow. I met him some three years ago and find his story compelling.
Bob Sansone is a dedicated volunteer, advocate and leader for many diversity and inclusion organizations, groups and initiatives. After 30 years as an insurance professional Bob recently started Sneakers to Beakers....a non profit organization whose mission is to inspire children through a multicultural, sports-based curriculum focused on greater engagement in STEM...Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Targeting underrepresented, disadvantaged minority children, the program is a fusion between traditional sports activities and STEM initiatives.
This is an example of what ONE person CAN do when diversity becomes a life priority.
We’ll also give highlights from last week’s Multicultural Conference with an audio clip from Latoyia Edwards’ thrilling morning keynote address.
STEM fields or STEM education is an acronym for the fields of study in the categories of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The term is typically used in addressing education policy and curriculum choices in schools from kindergarten through college to improve the nation's competitiveness in technology development. It has implications for workforce development, national security concerns and immigration policy
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NECN-TV News Anchor Latoyia Edwards with Carole Copeland Thomas
at this summer's National Association of Black Journalist Convention
in Orlando, Florida
Latoyia Edwards, one of the most enthusiastic and spirited television personalities in the New England region is our opening keynote speaker at the November 7th Multicultural Conference. She kicks off the morning of more than 20 GREAT speakers, panel presenters and diversity advocates who will be a part of our upcoming event.
Did you know that Latoyia is a former Miss Massachusetts???
If not...read on!!!!
With two weeks to go, we hope YOU are planning to attend this exciting conference.
The Multicultural Conference and the Multicultural Symposium Series (MSS) are the brainchild of entrepreneur Carole Copeland Thomas.
DESPITE THE ROLLER COASTER ECONOMY, MSS has been going strong since 2008.
It is the only initiative of its kind started and operated by an African American business owner in the region.
Here's more information on Latoyia Edwards. Hope to see you at our exciting Nov 7th event.
Latoyia Edwards is the weekend Anchor for New England Cable News (NECN) in Boston, Massachusetts.
For 13 years Latoyia has had the privilege of covering breaking news and human interest stories for television and radio outlets in New England and in New York. Latoyia is a regular on Boston's WGBH's Basic Black, a live television program hosted by a panel of the region's sharpest observers, who discuss and debate current news, events, and topics that impact the black community locally and nationally. Latoyia recently served as president of the Boston Association of Black Journalists. During her spare time Latoyia enjoys delivering keynote addresses and motivational speeches to youth groups and school children. Latoyia's story of her rise from the projects to the pulpitis able to connect with young and old alike.
Prior to joining NECN, Latoyia worked as the weekday 5pm News Anchor for WWLP TV Channel 22 in Springfield, MA. Latoyia's experiences with Channel 22 took her as far as Paraguay, as fast as Richard Petty and as high as the Blue Angles.
Before joining Channel 22 Latoyia was crowned Miss Massachusetts, USA 2002. Latoyia accredits the pageant experience for helping project her career.
Before joining the 22 News team Latoyia provided local new updates on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Drive Radio Show for WILD 96.9 in Boston. During that time Latoyia taught Performance for Television at the Connecticut School of Broadcasting.
Latoyia first anchored television for Media One Cable News Network in Lowell, MA where she covered local news and political stories for Billerica, Tewksbury and Lowell. Prior to that Latoyia got her start in television as a news reporter for WICZ Channel 40 a Fox Affiliate in Binghamton, New York.
She began her career in news during her college internship as a news writer for WBZ-1030 AM radio. Graduating Magna Cum Laude from Emerson College in 1998 Latoyia where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Journalism. Latoyia was a scholar athlete who not only excelled in the classroom but on the basketball court breaking numerous NCAA Division III rebounding and blocked shots records. Latoyia currently ranks 5th in the nation in blocked shots per game 5.1 and 4th in the nation in rebounds per game 15.2.
While at Boston Latin Academy High School Latoyia knew she wanted to be a news reporter - it was in her blood. Latoyia is the oldest on 9 children who grew up the notorious Columbia Point Housing Project in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. As a member of the Strand Theatres Teen Players Latoyia found her solace in competing in city and school sponsored oratorical, speech competitions and plays.
Latoyia is a proud Boston native who was recently names to Boston Business Journal's 2010 Top 40 Under 40, a recognition of Boston's top 40 young professionals who have established themselves as leaders to be watched in their fields.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE NOVEMBER 7TH CONFERENCE.
Carole Copeland Thomas
C. Thomas & Associates
26 Years In Business 1987 - 2013
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Carole Copeland Thomas is a 27 year speaker, trainer and consultant specializing in global diversity, empowerment, multiculturalism and leadership issues.