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BIRMINGHAM CELEBRATES EMPOWERMENT WEEK

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Empowerment WeekIn celebration with Birmingham’s Fifty Years Forward, Empowerment Week, which will be September 11-15, 2013,  the following events will be held:
A Day of Service -Wednesday, September 11
9a.m. – 2: 30p.m. – Volunteers take part in Day of Service Projects.
4p.m. – 6p.m. – Local Musical Acts in performance at Kelly Ingram Park
6p.m. – 8p.m.  – Evening of Commemoration and Praise with TBN

Day of Reflection- Thursday, September 12th
9a.m.– 12p.m. – Morning Panels on “Reaching Economic Justice” followed by
“Building Tolerance” at 16th Street Baptist Church.
12p.m. – U.S. Conference of Mayors Press Conference in front of 16th St Baptist Church
12:30p.m. – 2p.m. – Luncheon – Civil Rights Institute
1:45p.m. – 3p.m. – Panel on Civil Rights/Legal Impact
3:10p.m. – 4:25p.m. – Panel on Civil Rights/Education
5p.m. – 7p.m. – Premiere Screening of “The Watsons Go to Birmingham: Road Trip of a Lifetime’’ at the Alabama Theatre.
(Reserve tickets at www.eventfarm.com/meetthewatsons)

A Day of Restoration – Friday, September 13th

8a.m. – 9: 30a.m. – U.S. Congressional Breakfast at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
10a.m. – 11: 30a.m. – Panel on Civil Rights/National Impact
Composed of U.S. Congressional Representatives led by the Honorable Terri Sewell (AL-07)
Luncheon – Regions Bank Luncheon with Dr. Condoleezza Rice
1p.m. – 3: 10p.m. – Panel on Civil Rights/International Impact led by Dr. Condoleezza Rice. Simulcast from Regions Bank.
3:45p.m. – 5: 45p.m. – Panel on Civil Rights/Human Rights Impact
Friday Evening – U.S. Conference of Mayors Uptown Cityfest
A Day of Reconciliation – Saturday, September 14
10a.m. – 4p.m. – Diversity Fair
10a.m. – 12p.m. – Emerging Young Leaders Community Summit at Birmingham Museum of Art
6p.m. – VIP Reception before BBVA Compass Concert for Human Rights
8p.m. – BBVA Compass Concert for Human Rights – Co-produced by Livenation at the BJCC
A Day of Commemoration- Sunday, September 15
12p.m. – Family Reunion/Expo with the Greater Birmingham Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at Breezeway of Regions Field Stadium
3p.m. – Commemorative Program for the 50th Anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church, at 16th Street Baptist Church
3p.m. – 6p.m. – Birmingham Originals’ Taste of Birmingham-Food Festival on First Avenue South Edge of Railroad Park.
5p.m. – 6p.m. – TBN entertainers – The Power Hour at Kelly Ingram Park
(Hosts Mayor William Bell, Arthur Blessitt; guests Rod Parsley and Pastor George Matthews; and singers.)
6:30p.m. – American Idols Concert at Linn Park (Ruben Studdard and Taylor Hicks, Sarah Evans.)
8p.m. – Alabama Symphony, local youth choirs, and Jeremy Rosado in concert at Railroad Park