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February 18, 2002

Cole forum will open Wednesday

By Beverly Clark


Community and government leaders will gather at Emory to discuss terrorism and homeland security—and how community building and social change are affected by them—during the first Kenneth Cole Leadership Forum, Feb. 20–21.

The forum is the inaugural event for the Kenneth Cole Fellowship in Community Building and Social Change, a comprehensive, 12-month program designed to prepare Emory undergraduates to become part of the next generation of community builders.

Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo will deliver the opening address at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in Glenn Auditorium.

The next day, Feb. 21 at 4:15 p.m., former President Jimmy Carter, University Distinguished Professor, will deliver the closing address in Glenn.

From 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Georgia Emergency Medical Services, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, the Atlanta Community Food Bank and other organizations will take part in a series of three panel discussions held in Cox Hall.

The program is a partnership between Emory and the Kenneth Cole Foundation. Cole, a 1976 graduate of Emory College, is a fashion designer, business executive, founder and head of Kenneth Cole Productions Inc., and a trustee of the foundation, has long incorporated social-consciousness messages in the marketing of his products. Cole will speak during the conference’s opening and closing remarks.

All conference events are free and open to the public, but registration is requested for the Feb. 21 panel discussions.

To register online, visit or call 404-712-9893.