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Grand Basileus Tony Knox
For Immediate Release
Contact: Terry W. Spicer, Publicist
Epiphany Public Relations,
Telephone: (919) 830-9049
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., to Host "When Justice Matters for All" Panel
Focus on The Impact of the Criminal Justice System on Fathers and Sons; Men and Boys

Atlanta, GA (September 12, 2016) Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated will host several powerful events in Washington, DC during the Congressional Black Caucus ALC 2016. On Friday, September 16th the Fraternity will host an issue forum, "When Justice Matters for All," The Impact of the Criminal Justice System on Fathers and Sons; Men and Boys, from Noon - 2:00p.m. at the Washington Convention Center in Room 146B. The Honorable James E. Clyburn, distinguished member of Omega Psi Phi is the Honorary Host. The Panel includes Brother Benjamin Crump, Civil Rights Attorney and President of the National Bar Association; Mr. Tracy Martin, Co-Founder, Trayvon Martin Foundation and the Founder of Circle of Fathers; Sakira Cook, Counsel, The Leadership Conference and Criminal Justice Reform Policy Expert; Lt. Sonia Pruitt, Montgomery CTY Police Department and Vice President of the National Black Police Association; Acacia Salatti, Director of African American Outreach, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Etan Thomas, Former NBA Player. The moderator is Brother Thabithi Boone the White House Fatherhood Representative.

Brother Antonio F. Knox, Sr., 40th Grand Basileus will bring closing remarks. He stated, "This forum will focus on critical issues that directly affect and impact the lives of African Americans including Fatherhood, Criminal Justice Reform, Affordable Care and the My Brother's Keeper initiative. We have a talented panel that will continue the important dialogue forward from our highly successful Criminal Justice Reform Panel held at the 80th Grand Conclave." This event is free and open to the public and registration is not required.

Omega to Honor Members of Congress and Law Enforcement at the Fatherhood Reception

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated will host The Fatherhood Reception on Friday, September 26th at the Hamilton Crown Plaza located at 1001 14th Street, NW at 7:00 p.m. with Brother Antonio F. Knox, Sr., 40th Grand Basileus as host. The event will honor the members of Congress that are distinguished members of the Fraternity including The Honorable James E. Clyburn and The Honorable Henry "Hank" Johnson. A Special Salute to Omega Men in Law Enforcement will recognize the exceptional Omega Man that selflessly and willingly puts himself in harm's way each day to protect and defend the community he serves. Omega applauds and commends all men and women who daily meet the challenges of law enforcement head on with creativity and resolve. These Omega Man Honorees include Sheriff James E. Clemmons, Jr., Sheriff of Richmond County in Rockingham, NC; Ambassador Gentry O. Smith; Anthony "Tony" P. Patterson, Lead and Sr. Homicide Detective on the DC MPD; Chief Terence M. Calloway, FAMU Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety; Jiles H. Ship, Commissioner at New Jersey Police Training Commission; Chief Frank Adderley, Chief of the Fort Lauderdale, FL Police Department; Deputy Chief Rodney Bryant, Deputy Chief of the Atlanta Police Department and Chief Clarence D. Williams, III, Chief of Police of the City of Riviera Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida. Our guest Panelists will also be recognized at the Reception. The event is free to the public and business attire is required.

Brother Antonio F. Knox, Sr., 40th Grand Basileus stated, "We are honored to recognize these awesome stewards of humanity. Their selfless and tireless service is to be highly commended and our communities are made better because of their commitment and leadership. The Brothers of Omega are so proud of what their stellar excellence and all that they do to impact communities around the nation. Their service is a direct reflection of the founding principles of our great Fraternity and Brotherhood."

Since its humble beginnings on the Howard University campus, the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity continues to be on the front line, leveraging its power, influence and more than 100 years of commitment to the uplift of our people and our communities.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was founded on November 17, 1911, at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and is the first international fraternal organization to be founded on the campus of a historically black college.

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