WHAT: Operation HOPE, the LA-based, national nonprofit focused on bringing "Silver Rights" - empowerment through financial literacy - to underserved communities all over the world, will gather hundreds of leaders in government, the private sector and the Los Angeles community on a string of charter buses to reflect on the riots that devastated LA 15 years ago. The event will celebrate the positive change and accomplishments the community has seen (including the birth of Operation HOPE), and will present calls-to-action for a better future.
WHEN: Monday, April 23: 8:00 a.m. - noon
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Press Conference & Ceremony
Speakers to include:
-- Chairman John Hope Bryant,
-- Ambassador Andrew Young, aide to
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
-- Eric Garcetti, City Council
-- South Africa Minister of
Education for the Western Cape Cameron Dugmore
-- Ana Cabral, U.S. Treasurer
-- John W. Mack, President, L.A. Police
Commission, former Los Angeles Urban League
-- Bishop Charles E. Blake
-- Additional speakers TBD
10:00 a.m. - noon Official 15th Anniversary Bankers
- LA community chartered
- Media invited to attend.
WHERE: Operation HOPE Center (Sycamore Street side)
3721 S. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90016
NOTE: Updates and additional details and information about
Bankers Bus Tour and the event agenda can be found at