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GABEO’S 45TH Annual Winter Conference

“Where Do We Go From Here”


February 27– March 1, 2015

Hosts: The City of Douglasville

6700 Church Street

Douglasville, GA  30134




GABEO (Georgia Association of Elected Black Officials) is focusing its winter conference on explosive and relevant topics such as police brutality and the criminal justice system.

This said to be evident in the conference theme, “Where do we go from here? (Chaos or Community)”.

Details of this intriguing conference will be shared by GABEO President, Representative Tyrone Brooks at a press briefing to kick off the conference on Thursday, February 26th. One thing we can bet, based on the agenda, this year’s conference will involve many generations.  There is a panel discussion based on the powerful manta “Black Lives Matter.”  The agenda also includes ageless topics such as the 1965 Voting Rights Act, police brutality and healthcare.

Attorney Benjamin Crump who represents the Trayvon Martin, Kendrick Johnson and Michael Brown families will be a key note speaker during the conference.  The conference is free and everyone is invited to voice their opinions about a wide range of issues and to talk about what they believe it will take to improve the quality of life for all Americans.

Conference locations are in Douglasville, Georgia. Please see details below. It starts February 26, 2015 and ends March 1, 2015.  You’re asked to register online at  


Thursday, February 26

3:00pm News Briefing TIME Representative Tyrone Brooks, President GABEO and Host Committee


Friday, February 27

6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. GABEO Opening Reception Fish Fry

Social 92 Event Hall & Lounge

8127 Dallas Highway Douglasville, GA 30134


            Saturday, February 28thLocation: Douglasville Conference Center

8:00am        Registration/Breakfast

9:00am       Plenary Session

               Panel of Discussions  “Black Lives Matter

Saving The 1965 Voting Rights Act”  The Kendrick Johnson Case,  Valdosta, GA                                                               The Quitman 10+2, Brooks County, GA, Expanding Medicaid


               12:00 NOON  Luncheon Invited Keynote Guest Speaker’s:

Atty. C.B. King, Atty. Benjamin Crump, Mayor Christopher Wright, Dawson, GA,  (Shot six times &                   survived, still carrying one bullet in his body.)

               1:30 pm –    3:00pm Youth Talk show with Ms. Taurus Morris

               3:00pm   Nominations and Elections

7:00 pm –   11:00 pm GABEO GAla

               The Douglasville Conference Center

6700 Church Street, Douglasville, GA 30134,   Phone 678.715.6094

Live Band, Dancing and Fun


            Sunday, March 1, 2015 11:00am

               Golden Memorial United Methodist Church

               Rev. Dr. Gregory Williams

6903 Forrest Ave. Douglasville, Georgia 30134

(770) 942-3344

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