CHICAGO, IL – HBCU Campaign Fund’s (HCF) President & CEO Demetrius Johnson Jr., will attend Preserving the Legacy of HBCUs/PBIs and Institutionalizing Support of Community Stakeholders workshop and seminar presented by The Core Planning Group for the Office of Historically Black Colleges and Universities Development and International Cooperation (CPG, Inc) on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at Spelman College.

This workshop is designed to provide participants with an overview of the historic legacy, mission, contributions and current challenges facing HBCU and PBIs; familiarize participants with relevant international human rights covenants, declarations and un resolutions/reports which protect the collective and institutional rights of people of African Descent in the U.S.A.; invite participants to become part of an ongoing and institutionalized process committed to the preservation and self-empowerment of HBCUs and PBIs; and ensure that a collaboratively identified HBCU or PBI institution shall serve as the venue for annual review of progress made towards the implementation of the U.N General Assembly’s “Programme of Activities for the Implementation of the International Decade for People of the African Descent,” and related International Human Rights Treaty obligations.

Back in August of 2017, President Johnson attended a workshop/seminar that focused on human rights at HBCUs and PBIs at Olive-Harvey Community College in Chicago, IL. During that workshop, he was appointed to serve as a community representative in part of the Iterim Local Coordinating Committee (ILCC), which is composed of administrators, faculty, Spelman students and local HBCU & PBI alumni and community representation. The purposes of the committee is to support the vision and mission of the CPG, Inc. where serving as locally elected representatives of the organization’s declared membership categories.

For more information about the Spring 2018 Seminar/Workshop – People of the African Descent: Recognition, justice and Development at Spelman College, visit

About The Core Planning Group (CPG, Inc.)

The Core Planning Group, Inc. is an independent, non-profit and tax-exempt organization that works collaboratively with the International Human Rights Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM). Within an international human rights framework, envisions the preservation of the historic legacy, socio-economic and institutional empowerment of HBCUs and PBIs and, by extension, the well-being of the predominantly African Descendant communities of which they are an integral part.



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