Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald and Congresswoman Diane E. Watson Invitation to State of the African American Male Initiative Los Angeles Conference at USC

Congresswoman Millender-McDonald and Congresswoman Diane Watson are joined by Congressman Danny Davis of Illinois in convening The State of the African American Male Los Angeles Conference on the University of Southern California campus.

Saturday, March 12, 2005
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
University of Southern California
Davidson Conference Center
3415 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA

Please join Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald (CA-37) and Congresswoman Diane E. Watson (CA-33) on Saturday, March 12, 2005 on the Campus of the University of Southern California in the Davidson Conference located at 3415 South Figueroa Street for the State of the African American Male Initiative Los Angeles Conference.

The State of the African American Male (SAAM) Initiative facilitates dialogue between individuals and organizations addressing the issues significantly affecting African American males. SAAM will create networks that are actively involved in and empowered by the democratic process to improve the conditions of these men and boys.  Among the challenges facing African American:

- Why are 32 percent of African-American males unemployed?
- Why are nearly 40 percent of African-American males connected to the criminal justice system via probation, parole or prison?
- Why are so many Black boys dropping out of school?
- Why do so many Black men die earlier than their counterparts of diseases that are treatable and curable?

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation through The State of the African-American Male (SAAM) Initiative are conducting an historic national dialogue designed to ask and answer such questions.

Attached is an overview description, a pre-registration form and an event flyer for your use and dissemination [please see below].  If you have additional questions or would like to RSVP please contact the Office of Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald at 310-538-1190 or the Office of Congresswoman Diane E. Watson at 323-965-1422. 

Thank you for your time and attention

Samuel L. (Tre') Riddle, III
Chief Deputy
Office of the Honorable Juanita Millender-McDonald
U.S. House of Representatives, 37th District, California
970 West 190th Street
East Tower, Suite 900
Torrance, California 90502
Office: 310-538-1190
Fax: 310-538-9672

For copies of referenced materials, please email and they will be sent as an attachment.

Parking Info located on the USC website - or more specifically at

USC parking, directions, public transportation info, campus map

Davidson Conference Center parking recommendations


Special Instructions

Complimentary breakfast and lunch.

Cost : Free with RSVP; parking is available for $6 (see above for more parking info).

For more information please contact:

Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald orCongresswoman Diane Watson

Tel: 310-538-1190 or 323-965-1422

Sponsor(s): , National Sponsors: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, NAACP, National Urban League, 100 Black Men of America, National Black Chamber of Commerce, National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, One Church One Family, Association of Black Psychologists, Blacks In Government. Information on non-ASC events is posted at the request of the sender and does not reflect opinions of or endorsements by African Studies Center personnel.