Annual ACLAD Summit ( African American, Caribbean, Latin American, African and the Diaspora)

The USC Institute for Genetic Medicine Art Gallery is a partner on this event
ACLAD organizers led byAdrienne Bambou DIAGNE, originally from Senegal West Africa, at conclusion of their successful event
Gaston Mantero, MGM Branch Productions with Lael Belove, The Yes Salon-member of Partnerships for Peace
Partnerships for Peace, USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture, IGM Art Gallery
Speakers in the greenroom sharing and leveraging resources before event
Cambodian Monks in Greenroom
IGM Art Gallery Administrator, Sylvie Lee planning 4-16 conference with USC Institute for Integrative Health's Marisa Perdomo
Founder of the ACLAD Summit, LA, Adrienne Bambou DIAGNE, originally from Senegal West Africa.
Mr. Kushite Daniels- Save America's Children (SAC) explains the organization's mission
Trade Tech College President, Laurence B. Frank outlined the SLATE Z transporation initiative for South Central LA
Kenneth Wyrick, ENCOUNTER documentor creating documentary film of the Summit
Rev. Cecil Murray- Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement delivered the invocation
Dr. Nina Smart, LA Sociologist, Founder, Servicing Wild Flowers (SWF International) with Nana Sekyiaabea- Mothers for Africa
Cambodian monks preparing to chant a blessing for the Summit
Nana Sekyiaabea, Thomas Loftin, Business Development Coach, Dr. Nina Smart, Lael Belove-The Yes Salon-Partnerships for Peace
Speaker, Treasure Owens, Lael Belove with Adrienne Bambou Diagne, ACLAD Summit Organizer
March 18, 2016 - 8:00am - March 19, 2016 - 5:00pm
LATTC WorkSource Center - 400 West Washington Blvd., Los Angeles

                                                            Please click on top photo to open the slideshow of event photos>>>

The USC Institute for Genetic Medicine Art Gallery's mission is to serve as an incubator of social capital.  We carry out this mission through our art exhibitions and forums that gather public, private, nonprofit, faith-based, academic and media leaders in open minded discussions.  Our work focuses on 4 themes: Global Health, Environment, Development and Peace & Security.  We conduct a forum on each theme annually and support our partners in their work in support of these themes wherever possible.  

The IGM AG is proud to join the ENCOUNTERLA network of networks and WorkSource LA in supporting this ACLAD network of networks, organized by Adrienne Bambou DIAGNE, originally from Senegal West Africa. The two day conference gathered leaders to focus on seeking solutions for challenges concerning business, development, education, faith and culture, emergency preparedness and health within Africa as well as all the African diasporic groups globally.  On Friday, March 4 at the Cerritos Library Skyline Room, Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) honored eight distinguished women from the 32nd Senate District as his 2016 Woman of the Year award recipients. The women were recognized for their work in the following fields: business, community service, education, government, health, and non-profit. Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44) delivered an inspirational keynote address. To view photos from the event, please visit: http://bit.ly/1X7BvfSACLAD conference speaker, Dr. Nina Smart, was a recipient of this award.

Each of these singular themes interrelates with the others. Only an intelligent, innovative integrative holistic approach is capable of finding solutions to rapid change in these geopolitical challenges. 

The USC IGM Art Gallery Advisory Council encourages all our colleagues throughout Los Angeles County to support this annual ACLAD Summit through sharing and leveraging existing resources.

This ACLAD Summit is one of a series of events in partnership with the USC IGM Art Gallery, ENCOUNTERLA: A network of networks, and Partnerships for Peace, also a network of organizations.  As the leaders in these organizations collaborate in organizing cross county conferences and forums, our ability to develop bridges of communication across the vertical and horizontal warp and weft of the social tapestry will enable us to work in inclusive, noncompetitive, transparent and accountable due process.  Thus the final photo in our slide show demonstrates IGM AG volunteer administrator, Sylvie Lee, meeting with Marisa Perdomo, volunteer organizer of the April 16 USC Institute for Integrative Health (IIH) conference led by Dr. Armaity Austin and her steering committee from the USC IIH.

Please CLICK HERE to view clip on Jacqueline Hamilton, Field Deputy to Congresswoman, Karen Bass.  video by Kenneth Wyrick

CLICK HERE to view ACLAD acknowledgement