Tuesday, June 8, 2010


An Affiliate of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
"Celebrating 40 Years of Excellence in Public Service"

Suite 511 • Coverdell Legislative Office Building • 18 Capitol Square • Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Phone: 404-656-6372 • FAX: 404-656-0238 • Voice: 404-524-5531 • Cell: 404-372-1894
Web site: www.ga-gabeo.org • E-mail: tyrone.brooks@house.ga.gov madge.owens@house.ga.gov

The GABEO Annual Summer Convention, June 24-27, 2010
Savannah State University, 2219 College Street, Savannah, GA, 31404, 912-356 2240
“The Civil Rights Revolution: Honoring our Legendary Heroes”
Saluting the Legacy of the Reverend Dr. Hosea Lorenzo Williams
Former SCLC National Executive Director
Founder, “Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless”


Thursday, June 24
3:00 p.m. Opening News Conference – The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, 460 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Savannah, GA 31401, 912-231 8900

Friday, June 25

6:00 8:00 p.m. GABEO Opening Reception
Host: GAABSU Mr. Roy Jackson, Coordinator – The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum

8:00 p.m. Entertainment – The Mutuals Club (Downtown Savannah, Corner of Barnaird and Pearl at 46th Street off Victory Drive near the Railroad Tracks), 31401, 912-233-6537

Saturday, June 26
Jordan School of Business, Savannah State University
7:30 a.m. Clergy/Leadership Breakfast
Coordinators: Rev. Henry Ficklin, Rev. Bennie Mitchell

8:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. Plenary Session, and Community Forum:
The Census Count and Reapportionment
Facilitators: Ms. Helen Butler, Dir., GCPA
Ms. Nancy Flake Johnson, Pres. Atlanta Urban League
Reapportionment and Voter Purging
Facilitators: Atty. Janice Mathis, National Vice President Rainbow/PUSH Coalition
Atty. Laughlin McDonald, Director ACLU Voting Rights Project
Sen. Emanuel D. Jones, Chair, Georgia Legislative Black Caucus
Rep. Calvin Smyre, President, National Black Caucus of State Legislators
Commissioner Patty Bentley, Chair, Black Caucus, ACCG, Taylor County, GA.
Mayor Willie Burns, President, Georgia Conference of Black Mayors
Mayor Kenneth Smith, Past President, Georgia Municipal Association
Ms. Rita Samuels, Founder, Georgia Coalition of Black Women
Mr. Edward Dubose, President, Georgia State Conference NAACP
Rev. Samuel Mosteller, President, Georgia SCLC
Mr. Bill Cannon, Georgia Black Contractors Association
Mr. John Evans, Operation Lead

10:30 a.m. Candidate Forum (For All Statewide and Congressional Candidates)

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12:30 p.m. GABEO Awards Luncheon – Student Center Ballroom, Savannah State University Honoring the Life, Work and Legacy of the late civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Hosea Lorenzo Williams
Welcome: The Honorable Otis Johnson, Mayor of Savannah
Greetings: Dr. Earl G. Yarbrough, Sr., President Savannah State University
Invocation: Rev. Bennie R. Mitchell, Pastor Connor’s Temple Baptist Church
Keynote Speakers:
The Honorable John Lewis, United States Congressman, Legendary Civil Rights Activist
The Honorable Charles Steele, President Emeritus, SCLC
Greetings and Tributes (Invited): Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, President Emeritus, SCLC, Chair GCPA; Rev. Jesse Jackson, Founder/President Rainbow/PUSH Coalition; Mr. Benjamin Todd Jealous, National President and CEO NAACP; Mrs. Juanita Jones Abernathy; Rev. Dr. C. T. Vivian; Ambassador Andrew Young; Dr. Dorothy Cotton; Mr. Martin Luther King, III; Mr. Neal Boortz; Atty. Hal Gulliver; Rev. Willie Bolden and others.
The Family of Rev. Hosea Williams

6:00 p.m. GABEO’s Community Event – GABEO’s Stopping the Violence, Saving our Children, Ending the Carnage Countywide Festival and Celebration!! West Broad YMCA, 1110 May Street (Off West Gwinnett Street), Savannah, GA 31415, 912-233-1951
Coordinator: Ms. Helen Johnson

9:30 p.m. – Until – Entertainment – Mutuals Benevolent Society Club, 3030 Barnard St. (ML King Blvd. to Victory Dr. – left, to Barnard St. – right, club is on left after crossing railroad tracks. Phone: 912-233-6537

Sunday, June 27
10:00 a.m. GABEO Closing Worship Service Connor’s Temple Baptist Church, Reverend Bennie R. Mitchell, Pastor
(509 W. Gwinnett Street at Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Savannah, GA 31401)
Recognizing all elected officials: Local, State, and Federal
Special Guest Preacher: Rev. Abraham Mosley, Pastor, Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Athens, GA,
Pres., Concerned Black Clergy, NE GA, GABEO Host, Winter Conference February 2010

2:00 p.m. Lunch and Adjournment

Convention Accommodations
Country Inn & Suites Savannah Historic District, 320 Montgomery Street (at Harris Street across from the Civic Center Downtown), Savannah, GA 31401, Phone: 912-921-5300, Ext. 550, FAX: 912-921-5335, Ask for Kai Williams and request the GABEO Rate $119
Rooms Book Quickly! Please Make Your Reservations Now!!

Next Meetings:
July 24, 2010 – The 6th Annual Reenactment of the Lynchings at the Moore’s Ford Bridge, Saturday, , 12 Noon, 1st African Baptist Church, 130 Tyler Street, (Across from Church’s Chicken), Monroe, GA, Demanding the Arrest and Prosecution of the Killers
Guest Speaker – Mr. Bill Nigut, Regional Director Southeast Region, Anti-Defamation League
October 14-17, 2010 – GABEO Fall Conference Partnering with Leadership Summit: Rainbow/PUSH Convention, Atlanta, GA,
October 29-31, 2010, Albany, GA (Tentative)
Special Tribute to the Memory of Rep. and Atty. Mary Young-Cummings, GABEO Past President

For more information about GABEO please visit www.ga-gabeo.org or call Tyrone Brooks 404-656-6372 or 404-372-1894.

Please forward this information to everyone on your list.

See you in Savannah!