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Thursday, October 9, 2008

NAACP to hold economic summit

WEST HAVEN — The deadline is today, Oct. 9, to register for a roundtable discussion and strategy on "America’s Post Civil Rights & Industrial Eras: Social & Economic Implications for African Americans" will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 11 at the University of New Haven’s Dodds Theatre.
The Greater New Haven Branch of the NAACP is the host of the free economic summit organized to educate and empower minorities on how to become engaged In the growth of New Haven’s business and industry.
The purpose of the summit, which includes continental breakfast, is to begin a process that will produce the next generation of entrepreneurs of color and accelerate the establishments of retail and commercial businesses owned-and–operated by entrepreneurs of color in the greater New Haven area over the next five years, organizers said. The summit will culminate with participants gathering for a working lunch to craft recommendations for an economic development strategy for people of color in Greater New Haven. Recommendations will be compiled and made public within 60 days following the summit, organizers said. To register, call 624 4296.

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