Humanitarian and thought leader keynotes
morning activities on second day
MEMPHIS – December 12, 2013- John Hope Bryant, Operation HOPE founder, chairman and CEO traveled to Memphis, TN to receive a Humanitarian Award and provide remarks at the National Black Caucus 37th Legislative Conference (NBCSL) December 11 – 17, 2013. Bryant was recognized for his work to empower underserved communities.
"It is an honor to be recognized by my peers," said Bryant upon accepting the esteemed award. "It is a personal mission to not only to honor the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr., but to continue his unfinished work, moving from civil rights to “silver rights” or the right to financial literacy, access to capital, and equity of opportunity for the underserved. Our new movement through Project 5117 is focused on freeing and enriching people’s spirit, as much as it is about growing net worth advancing economic standing."
The conference theme, "PROGRESS: Moving Our States Forward through Policy Action" features a multitude of presentations and discussions all aimed at addressing current legislative issues in the black community.
The NBCSL is a membership association representing more than 600 African American state legislators hailing from 45 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NBCSL members represent more than 50 million Americans of various racial backgrounds. NBCSL monitors federal and state activity and provides this information to its members through policy symposiums and conferences. Each year, NBCSL members focus on issues and adopt policy resolutions that directly impact federal and state policy. NBCSL is committed to policies that positively impact black communities.