HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE WCM


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January 29-February 2, 2020

The World Conference of Mayors, Inc. Board Meeting/Hist

WCM/HBTSA BOARD MEETING & 31st ANNUAL ZORA FETIVAL

upcoming conference

Thanks to all of you who participated in the WCM/HBTSA African American/African Cultural Heritage Tourism Conference in Tuskegee, Alabama Oct 5-8th, 2019.  We are preparing now for another important and meaningful conference in Florida.


Our headquarters hotel will be the Sheraton - Orlando North Hotel, located in Maitland, Florida, adjacent to Eatonville, where most of our conference will take place. At the end of this note please see the hotel information, and we ask you to make your room reservations as soon as possible using that information.

Please note: The special focus of the 2020 ZORA! Festival is Women’s Economic Empowerment and Thursday, Jan. 30th will be dedicated to the Inaugural Africa – America Women’s Economic Forum. A draft agenda with WCM and HBTSA Board Meeting and Conference events detailed will be coming soon.  Meanwhile, please, sign up for your room reservations using the information below.

  

Event Summary:

 

World Conference of   Mayors 2020 Annual Conference

 

Start Date:   Wednesday, January 29, 2020

 

End Date: Sunday,   February 2, 2020

 

Last Day to Book: January 8, 2020

 

Hotel(s) offering   your special group rate:

  • Sheraton Orlando North Hotel for 129 USD per night

Use this link to book your hotel:

Book your group rate for World Conference of Mayors 2020 Annual Conference

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January 29-February 2, 2020


The World Conference of Mayors, Inc. Board Meeting/Historic

Black Towns and Settlements Alliance Board Meeting, and 

31st Annual ZORA! Festival being held in Historic Eatonville,

In Orlando and throughout Orange County, Florida


AGENDA


ZORA! FESTIVAL 2020

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31st Annual

2020 Zora! festival

ZORA!™ is a multi-day, multi-disciplinary, intergenerational event composed of public talks, museum exhibitions, theatrical productions, arts education programming, and a 3-day Outdoor Festival of the Arts.

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EVERY BLACK TOWN HAS A STORY TO TELL

BUILDING A NETWORK OF HISTORIC BLACK TOWNS & SETTLEMENTS

The Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance is comprised of a group of leaders representing historic black places established by African Americans during the early beginnings of the United States. We exist to bring awareness about the significance of our towns and to preserve for future generations the contributions of people of African descent.

2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

TUSKEGEE, ALABAMA

Please join us in Historic Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, The Home of Tuskegee University, the land of Dr. Booker T. Washington, and Dr. George Washington Carver, the birth place of Mrs. Rosa Parks, and the home of the “Fighting, Flying” Tuskegee Airmen, for the October 5-9th, 2019 Quarterly Board Meeting of The World Conference of Mayors, Inc.,(WCM), and the First National Meeting of the Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance (HBTSA), featuring a Conference on “Economic Benefits from Cultural Heritage Tourism”.

 To those of you from towns, colleges (HBCUs), countries. . . anyone who is interested in Cultural Heritage Tourism:  This will be the place to be!  You will be welcomed by internationally proclaimed experts in Cultural Tourism, and a local outstanding host committee from the State of Alabama, the City of Tuskegee, Macon County, Tuskegee University, The Tuskegee National Park Service, the Tuskegee V. A. Hospital, the Tuskegee Chamber of Commerce, The Tuskegee Historic Preservation Commission, and a host of outstanding citizens, who will happily open up their “hearts and their homes” to join me in welcoming all of you to Tuskegee, the Home of Tuskegee University, “The Pride of the Swift Growing South.”

 More details are to come.  In the meantime please visit the WCM web site:

www.theworldconferenceofmayors.org, and the HBTSA web site: www.hbtsa.org. for information about our organizations. My phone contacts are:  O: 334-226-1125 and C: 334 487-0174. Also, please find accompanying this letter, a draft program agenda for our WCM Board Meeting and for the WCM/HBTSA Cultural Heritage Tourism Conference.

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WORLD CONFERENCE OF MAYORS, INC. ​2019 CONFERENCE

ORLANDO & EATONVILLE, FLORIDA

The World Conference of Mayors will collaborate at this historical conference.  The conference will take place concurrently and in cooperation with the Zora Festival held in Eatonville, FL.  With events in Orlando, FL and the surrounding community of Eatonville, this conference has proven to be one of the best collaboration of business, political, and cultural in one place.  Along with The World Conference of Mayors, Inc. (WCM), other collaborators include The Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance, Inc. (HBTSA); Association To Preserve The Eatonville Community, Inc. (PEC); National Policy Alliance (NPA); National Black Leadership Commission on Aids, Inc. (NBLCA); United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCGLA).

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The World Conference of Mayors 33rd Annual ConferencE

DETROIT, MICHIGAN

The World Conference of Mayors, Inc. (WCM) convened its 33rd Annual Conference,  "Sustaining Economic Growth and Development in 21st Century Cities", October 23- 27, 2017, in Detroit, Michigan, at the MGM Grand Casino/Hotel, and at Detroit City Hall.  Hosted by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, in conjunction with The Reverend Jim Holley, Pastor of the Historic Little Rock Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, Chair, of the WCM Detroit 2017 Host Committee, this historic conference was attended by over 200 participants.  These participants included mayors, city council persons, county officials, other elected and appointed officials, and business persons, from across the United States, as well as presenters who are leaders in the fields of medicine, law, technology, trade, tourism, and politics. International participants included Her Excellency Arikanana Chihombori Quao MD, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, African Union Mission to the USA; The Honorable Douglas George, Consul General of Canada; The Honorable  Mitsuhiro WADA, Consul General of Japan; The Honorable Michael Thompson, President, City Council, Toronto Canada, and The Honorable Calvin Ho, Director General, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Chicago, Illinois.

It is significant that the WCM accepted African Union  Ambassador Quao's offer to partner and work together to "build bridges" between Africa and the peoples of the African  Diaspora who live, work, and make great, the cities of the world.

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