Hip hop artist, actor and author Common, returns as the host of AT&T's 28 Day Speaker Series. He is pictured with Cookie Johnson, wife of Magic Johnson.
Annual Black History Month campaign adds four new cities to series lineup
Launched in 2009, AT&T 28 Day Speaker Series returns in 2012 with a seven-city speaker series tour that aims to motivate consumers to activate their voices, share their vision and move into action this February and throughout the year.
“We are now in the fourth year of AT&T 28 Days and we continue to recognize past achievements while engaging and challenging consumers to make their own history today,” said Jennifer Jones, vice president of Diverse Markets, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “We want to connect with consumers, especially youth, in relevant ways and extend the AT&T 28 Days live experience into new markets.”
The speaker series, which kicked off on January 16th in Dallas, includes a few of today’s influential and respectful leaders offering their views on how consumers can shape their future.
Speakers on the tour include: Holly Robinson Peete, actress, author and activist; Wednesday, Feb. 1 in Oakland (streamed live); Kevin Powell, political activist and author of Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, and The Ghost of Dr. King; Wednesday, Feb. 8 in Raleigh, N.C.; Mario Armstrong, tech commentator and digital lifestyle expert; Wednesday, Feb. 15 in Washington, D.C. (streamed live); Jeff Johnson, social activist and political commentator; Monday, Feb. 20 in Cleveland, Ohio; Desiree Rogers, innovative leader and bold visionary; Thursday, Feb. 23 in Chicago (streamed live); and Michael Eric Dyson, author, scholar and cultural critic; Wednesday, Feb. 29 in Detroit.
“I am glad to return as host of the AT&T 28 Days speaker series. AT&T 28 Days is a movement, and it feels good to be a part of something that has the potential to shape our future and move us forward as a people,” said Common.
The AT&T 28 Days is just one of the ways AT&T continues its commitment to empowering the diverse communities it serves. Events are free and open to the public. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about AT&T 28 Days, AT&T's Black History Month programs and to reserve tickets, visit www.att.com/28days.
Source: Press release