Resources for NABJ Annual Convention Attendees


NABJ conference

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We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 National Association of Black Journalists Annual Convention.

Pew will host a panel discussion to examine the enormous fiscal challenge facing the National Park Service (NPS). It manages 417 sites, including all national parks and many national monuments and historical sites. Many are badly in need of repairs—on everything from crumbling roads to deteriorating historic buildings—totaling an estimated $11.3 billion.

Please join us as our panel discusses the impact of the NPS’ maintenance backlog on treasured sites like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth home and other sites that commemorate African-American history, in addition to iconic parks such as the Grand Canyon and national monuments in Washington.

Expert Panel

  • Rep. Cedric Richmond, Chairman, Congressional Black Caucus (invited)
  • Marcia Argust, director, The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Restore America’s Parks Campaign
  • Erroll Williams, Orleans Parish assessor
  • Tim Harvey, Former Chief, Park Facility Management Division, National Park Service

Moderator: Teresa Wiltz, senior staff writer, Stateline (@teresawiltz)

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Event Details

Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Royal Room, Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA

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