Refresh the World at Howard University, Diddy, Spike Lee, Arianna Huffington to Attend

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Today Spike Lee, Pepsi, and Howard University are playing host to “Refresh the World.” This day long conference is in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Barack Obama. And they will ask the question on how we can reboot the world. The conference is located at Cramton Auditorium, Howard University, 2455 Sixth Street, NW, Washington D.C.

Here is the schedule:


8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. with five individual sessions, one hour and 30 minutes each, as follows:

8:30 a.m. – Prologue: Introductions by D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, Spike Lee, Howard University President and Frank Cooper III from Pepsi

9:00 a.m. – Refresh Education: Moderated by Prof. Charles Ogletree with D.C., New Orleans, New York City and Philadelphia Public School Superintendants

11:00 a.m. – Refresh the Economy: Moderated by ABC’s Mellody Hobson with John Fund of WSJ, Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary and the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Dr. Andrew F. Brimmer

1:00 p.m. – Refresh Gender: Moderated by MSNBC’s Michelle Bernard with Arianna Huffington, Former US Treasurer Bay Buchanan and senior leadership of NOW

3:00 p.m. – Refresh Hip-Hop: Moderated by Barry Michael Cooper with Sean Combs, Queen Latifah and Chris Lighty

5:00 p.m. – Refresh Black America: Moderated by Roland Martin with Rev. Al Sharpton, Dr. Cornel West, and Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr.

  • India's World
    January 19, 2009

    wonderful! wish i was there!

  • India's World
    January 19, 2009

    HU is in the building! I remember seeing Spike Lee way back in the day at Howard at a similar symposium and I was totally inspired to go on and do bigger and better things! My hope that the students and community were there to get the same feeling.

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