Community and government leaders will gather at Emory to discuss
terrorism and homeland securityand how community building
and social change are affected by themduring the first Kenneth
Cole Leadership Forum, Feb. 2021.
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
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 conferences 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 http://188.8.131.52/Kenneth_Cole_Conference/
or call 404-712-9893.