Monday, November 10, 2008
The Center for African American Male Research, Success and Leadership (CAAMRSL) at the University of West Georgia will host the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Jamal-Harrison Bryant on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Carrollton. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.
Bryant founded The Empowerment Temple in Baltimore, which housed the Empowerment Academy, an elementary school for Pre-K through second grade, and the Empowerment Temple Family Life Center.
Before becoming a pastor, Bryant served as the director of the NAACP’s youth and college division, representing more than 68,000 young people in the United States, Germany and Japan. His contributions have been highlighted in many publications including Ebony Magazine, USA Today and Gospel Today Magazine.
Also, Bryant has appeared on “Politically Incorrect,” BET’s “Meet the Faith” and served as a panelist on the national town hall meeting, “The State of Black America” and “The State of the Black Church,” hosted by author and talk-show personality Tavis Smiley.
The CAAMRSL opened in 2005 to develop and implement programs that help African American males make a successful transition to post-secondary institutions. In addition to the lecture series, the center sponsors five university institutions: the W.E.B. Dubois Academic Institute, the Benjamin E. Mays Faculty/Student Luncheon, the Black Males With Initiative Program, the Bayard Rustin Community Service Program and the African American Male Learning Community.
The First Baptist Church is located at 563 Old Bremen Road. For more information, call 678-839-4997 or visit www.westga.edu/~caamrsl.