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April 2, 2015
PRIDE to host eighth annual Men to Men Summit at HCC
WELDON, N.C. – The PReparing men for Intellectual, acaDemic & Educational success (PRIDE) of Halifax Male Mentoring Program will host the eighth annual Men to Men Summit at The Centre at Halifax Community College (HCC) from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, April 15. “The Journey Towards Male Empowerment” is this year’s theme. The keynote speaker will be Charles Holt, Broadway actor and inspirational speaker. There is no charge to attend.

Holt is a gifted Broadway actor and dynamic speaker who inspires audiences around the world. He has starred in some of the most celebrated and spectacular shows in American Theatre history such as Smokey Joe’s Café, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and The Lion King. He and fellow actor, Gerald C. Rivers, are currently touring Martin & Music, a ground breaking theatrical production on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Civil Rights Movement, and the musical ties that served as the binding power that propelled the movement forward.

Holt is featured in TED talks (Berkeley and Nashville) and has addressed organizations such as the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, Rikers Island Correctional Facility, and numerous universities and churches. He is an accomplished vocalist and recording artist, and has authored two books. His first, Intuitive Rebel, chronicles his journey from small town Tennessee, to the bright lights of Broadway, to his spiritual awakening that lead him into the path of self-discovery. Between Me and Dad, released April 2014, reveals a personal, yet painful account with his father that was halted by a date with a courageous leap into forgiveness and a fulfilling journey with reconciliation.

Holt is an alumnus of Boys and Girls Club of America and is grateful in having the opportunity to share his message with young men and women around the country. He lives in Los Angeles. The summit is designed for young men and professionals. All workshops are designed to improve student performance and success. Activities will include:
  • Student Real Talk session
  • Poetry contest
  • Talent competition
  • Complimentary lunch
  • Souvenirs will be available
Register in advance no later than April 13. For more information, call 252-536-5464 or email dscott788@halifaxcc.edu. Information is also available at www.halifaxcc.edu/flinew.
Charles Holt
Charles Holt
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Primary Media Contact: Melanie Temple, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, mtemple295@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319

Secondary Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., dbarnes-rhoades128@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239