This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the National Organization of Blacks In Government, and we thank the members for diligently carrying out the mission, goals and objectives of this great organization.
2017 National Blacks In Government Installation Program and Reception
All Blacks In Government members are invited to the 2017 Installation Program and Reception. The event will take place on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at the Hilton Atlanta Airport, 1031 Virginia Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30354. You can make your reservations via this link: BIG- Board Meeting or by calling Central Reservations (800-HILTONS) and please reference group code: BIG. The room rate is $119 with associated taxes and assessments. Please make your reservations no later than December 7, 2016.
If you require complimentary transportation to the hotel from the airport, please go to ground transportation and the hotel shuttle picks up every 15 minutes on the hour. Also, please confirm your attendance for the Installation and Reception no later than December 7th with the Installation Program Chair, Dr. Vera McKethan. She can be reached via email at: email@example.com and/or at 334-312-1275. The attire is Business Professional (Dressy).
Wishing you and your family a Blessed, Safe and Enjoyable Holiday Season!
Honorable Dr. Doris Sartor
Blacks In Government has partner with Music at the Monument Program, created by Darryl Haley, to provide concert series at various National Park and Monument locations. The 2017 Music at the Monument concert series will feature 12 concerts at the Sylvan Theatre.
Sylvan Theatre Free Concerts – The concert series held at the Sylvan Theatre next to the Washington Monument (on the first and third Friday of each month from May to October) focus on honoring our veterans. Music is the medium that extends positive benefits through relaxation in the National Parks and therapeutic benefits of music to improve their quality of life.
The concert series offer an opportunity to improve access for priority populations (primarily veterans, youth, and minorities) who use infrequently our National Parks and Monuments. Music is the medium that extends the positive benefits to both the National Park Service, as well as the artists and the people of the local communities that enjoy the performances.
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Blacks In Government® (BIG) was established in 1975 and incorporated in 1976 by a small group of African Americans at the Public Health Services which is a part of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare in the Parklawn building in Rockville, Maryland. The organization was viewed as essential to the Black civil service employee, based on a wide assortment of racially motivated problems faced by the HEW Black employees in Rockville. Initially, it was thought that the umbrella organization would address only the problems at the Federal level. However, it was soon determined that State, County, and Municipal Black employees were faced with the same general type of employment problems.
Nonetheless, Blacks In Government was organized in 1975 and incorporated as a non-profit organization under the District of Columbia jurisdiction in 1976. BIG has been a national response to the need for African Americans in public service to organize around issues of mutual concern and use their collective strength to confront workplace and community issues. BIG's goals are to promote EQUITY in all aspects of American life, EXCELLENCE in public service, and OPPORTUNITY for all Americans.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
1. To be an advocate of equal opportunity for Blacks in government.
2. To eliminate practices of racism and racial discrimination against Blacks in government.
3. To promote professionalism among Blacks in government.
4. To develop and promote programs which will enhance ethnic pride and educational opportunities for Blacks in government.
5.To establish a mechanism for gathering and disseminating information for Blacks in government.
6. To provide a nonpartisan platform on major issues of local, regional and national significance that affect Blacks in government.
An advocate of equal opportunity and professional development for Black government employees at the Local, State and Federal government levels and others dedicated to justice for all.
Member focused, world class enterprise, recognized for excellence.
Enable all present and future Black employees in Local, State, and Federal governments to have the ability to maximize their career opportunities and provide a mechanism for inclusion, growth and advocacy.
BIG GUIDING PRINCIPLES
1. Be Accountable
2. Commit to Excellence
3. Act with Integrity
4. Take Responsibility
5. Work As A Team
6. Remain Loyal and Dedicated