4:15 p.m. -- 5:00 p.m.
This panel will introduce a repurposing of April 4th as a day of mourning for Dr. King's assassination to a day dedicated to Community Peace and Thriving Youth. The panel will serve as a call to action for others to join in this cause. Ambassador Andrew Young will be in discussion with Martin Luther King III to honor Dr. King's vision and legacy. The discussion will connect the goals of the newly formed MLK III Institute, the new iniative focused on Community Peace and Thriving Youth and the imperative of saving lives and building dreams. On the anniversary of Dr. King's assassination, this remembrance of Dr. King's work and legacy serves as a call to action, reminding us of the neeed to commit to peace and non-violence.
Panelists: Martin Luther King III and Ambassador Andrew Young. Moderated by Goldie Taylor
Goldie Taylor is managing director of Goldie Taylor Brand Communications, a New York based media consultancy. A veteran journalist, political strategist and author, Taylor is known for her quick wit and deft articulation of positions regarding the most pressing issues facing Americans. Staunchly independent, Taylor started her career over 24 years ago as an active duty Marine. In this capacity, she was a trained military affairs spokesperson and broadcast journalist. After her enlistment, she became a staff writer at the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Taylor is also a former producer and general assignment reporter at WAGA CBS (Now Fox5) Atlanta and a political analyst at WXIA 11 Alive/ NBC News. She is a former executive consultant for NBC News and theGrio.com. Most recently, she was an executive editorial and marketing consultant for TimeWarner/ CNN Worldwide where she co-led the development and marketing of marquee productions, including: League of First Time Voters, Black in America (I & II), Daughters of Legacy, Latino in America, The Atlanta Child Murders, and The Joy Behar Show. She developed the network’s daily tune-in strategy for both HLN and CNN prime time, and participated in the design of CNN’s 2008 Election Coverage. She is also a contributor to TheGrio.com and frequent guest on MSNBC, CNN and HLN. Taylor studied political science and international affairs at Emory University and is well versed in key issues surrounding national public policy and politics, including cultural and racial issues. An issues management, grassroots organizing and voter outreach expert, she has been a statewide political director and chief communications campaign aide to elected officials and candidates for public office at the local, state and national level—on both sides of the aisle. Perhaps, she is best known for her 2008 op-ed column regarding then republican vice presidential nominee and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, “A Woman’s Worth”, which was published by EbonyJet.com and remains the most visited webpage in the site’s history. She is also the author of “Show Me Your Papers!”, a special contributor opinion that aired on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show. Taylor penned In My Father’s House (Wheatmark Press, 2005) and The January Girl (Warner Books, 2007/ Hachette 2008). She is currently working on her third novel, The Lives of Others, and The Devil and Missouri Daniel, a family memoir. Taylor lives with her family in New York and Atlanta.