Updated Photos – Guest post: Pre-coverage of Congressional Black Causcus session on “Beyond the World Cup”

I was recently contacted by Tracey Reavis, of Philanthropy Scores, informing me that she was going to be attending a session at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislation Conference this weekend. Tracey is the principal at Philanthropy Scores, a communications consultancy focusing on corporate social responsibility.

Session InfoThe session is covering the topic “Beyond the World Cup: Investment and cultural opportunities between Africa and the US.”  Firstly, I was thrilled to hear that this was a discussion that would be happening in such a large and influential forum.  Secondly, I was even more excited that Tracey was offering to cover and write about the event for this blog!

This is pre-event coverage.  Coming early next week will be Tracey’s notes and write up of the session itself.  Enjoy!

Big thanks to Tracey. Take it away!

Tracey Savell Reavis, a veteran sports journalist and CSR consultant, will be attending a panel discussion entitled Beyond the World Cup: Investment and Cultural Opportunities between Africa and the U.S., during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 39th Annual Legislation Conference this week in Washington, D.C.

Here’s an On-the-Scene preview of the event:

2009_ALC_LogoThe conference officially kicked off on Wednesday and I’ve already circled all the workshops and seminars I need to attend in my program book. There are several that will tackle sustainability and social responsibility issues. Top on my list is Beyond the World Cup: Investment and Cultural Opportunities between Africa and the U.S.

I’ve been able to catch up with the spokesperson for Congresswoman Barbara Lee to get more information on her Saturday forum discussion. The session, part of the Foreign Policy & International Relations track, will explore the benefits the World Cup will have on the U.S. and African economic trade relationships. It will also address the outlook of sustaining the opportunities for the U.S and Africa resulting from the World Cup and the World Cup’s positive implications for Africa.

(The panel features congresswoman Barbara Lee, 9th District, California, and others)

I’m looking forward to hearing the discussion.

Upated: Photo (from an iPhone) from today’s session – write up to follow!

Congresswoman Lee (CA)

Congresswoman Lee (CA)

Session Panelists

Session Panelists

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