AARP Michigan to hold National Town Hall honoring Dr. Martin Luther King

Associate State Director of AARP Michigan Lisa Whitmore Davis.

With it being 50 years since the death of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., AARP Michigan will host a national town hall meeting, “50 Years: 1968-2018; What’s Next?” AARP is strongly committed to remembering Dr. King and reflecting on the pivotal year 1968 by hosting the town hall on Tuesday April 24, 2018 at 5 p.m., with the reception program at 6 p.m. The event will take place at Wayne State University’s Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Commons Auditorium at 259 Mack Ave. in Detroit.
“The Detroit 1968 town hall is a part of a national series of AARP town halls focused on topics that will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr,” said Lisa Whitmore Davis, Associate State Director of AARP Michigan. “AARP Michigan is proud to bring this national AARP dialogue to Detroit and honored to partner again with Wayne State University to educate the community and hear special remarks during the program by WSU Provost, Dr. Keith Whitfield.”
The topic of discussion for the Detroit town hall will be financial security and economic access for all and will feature a dynamic keynote address and three outstanding breakout sessions.
Lisa Mesa, Enterprise Relationship Manager at LinkedIn and CEO of Fancyfied, LLC., will serve as the event’s keynote speaker. Mesa’s interactive keynote address will highlight her unique experiences and expertise in building one’s brand. She will shed light on how to harness the power and influence of your personal brand to create a measurable impact on one’s personal financial security, existing small business or entrepreneurial aspirations.
The three dynamic age and gender based breakout sessions are also centered around financial security:
“Men and Their Money” will be moderated by Michael Daniels, financial advisor and associate Vice-President of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. (retired) and feature panelists David Watkins, banker at Level One Bank and Dr. Truman Hudson, professor and social economist.
“Woman: What’s In Your Wallet?” will be moderated by renowned author and financial expert Gail Perry Mason and feature Juliana Perry, banker at Fifth Third Bank, Cheryl Hudson, owner of Woodhouse Day Spa and Gina G. Hitchens, financial planner at GHG Financial Planning.
“Millennials: Making Moves and Money” will be moderated by Camille Walker Banks, executive director of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and feature Sam Cannonier, banker at PNC Bank, Armond R. Harris, co-owner ofJabs Gym – Eastern Market and Elizabeth Mays, President and CEO of MCS Multimedia.
Detroit is the next to the final stop for this special AARP town hall series The town hall series has also made stops in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans and New York. April 24 is also during national Money Smart Week. This interactive event is free and open to the public, however, pre-registration is required. Space is limited so register early. Onsite registration will not be permitted. Public parking for the event ($10 per car) is available in Parking Structure 7, located at 3717 John R at the corner of Mack Avenue. It is also known as the Pharmacy Structure.
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