HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Over 150 area leaders will take part in a luncheon that sheds light on education, economics and the eradication of prejudices. It is all part of the 2015 Pine Belt 360 leadership luncheon.
Pine Belt 360 Executive Director, Van Jones, says the event will take place on Martin Luther King Day, January 19 from 12:00pm to 1:15pm. The location is The Venue at 127 Buschman Street in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Registration is open right now.
Blake Wilson, President & CEO of The Mississippi Economic Council will speak on bridging the economic gap and ways to increase economic development in the area.
Board member and Dean of William Carey University Education Department, Dr. Ben Burnett, says this is a day of encouragements for leaders to partner around the most pressing issues facing communities. Burnett will offer suggestions on how leaders can partner with schools.
360 Executive Director, Jones, will join in the conversation to encourage leaders on methods to eradicate class, religious and racial prejudices.