PROGRAM DESCRIPTION A Legacy of Change is a landmark initiative created by the National Visionary Leadership Project (NVLP). Under the A Legacy of Change banner, the organization features events and experiences that unite generations and promote conversation. The program celebrates the important contributions of NVLP's Visionaries and brings their life stories to young people. The result is an intergenerational connection that serves as a catalyst to encourage the next generation to follow in their footsteps.
Prince George's Community College
Throughout history, leadership has often meant the pursuit of excellence and leaders throughout history have told stories about the lessons learned and the challenges conquered. A Legacy of Change:
Excellence Unleashed program was an intergenerational conversation presented at the Prince George’s
Community College in Largo, MD on March 7, 2013. Dr. Camille O. Cosby, president and co-founder
of NVLP moderated the conversation between NVLP Visionaries David N. Dinkins, first elected African
American mayor of New York City in 1989; M. Joycelyn Elders, M.D., first African American appointed
United States Surgeon General by President Bill Clinton; Robert (Bob) P. Moses, prominent civil rights
activist and president of the Algebra Project, as well as Bonnie St. John, athlete, author, business owner
and Malcom-Jamal Warner, actor, director, producer and musician.
This conversation A Legacy of Change: Excellence Unleashed, an intergenerational conversation, provides a platform for leaders to reveal the characteristics, qualities and values that shaped their lives. They shared their unique stories of lessons learned and obstacles overcome as they turned passion
into purpose and pursued a path of excellence to their success. The program was held October 7,
2011 as part of the 20th anniversary celebration for College Bound, a youth development organization.
Dr. Camille O. Cosby moderated the conversation between Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, director of the
Smithsonian’s African Arts Museum and NVLP board chair; Sonia Sanchez, celebrated poet, playwright,
activist, professor and scholar, Dr. David Driskell, internationally acclaimed art historian, scholar, artist
and professor and Jasmine Guy, film, TV, stage actress, singer and dancer.
Vision to Visionaries: Women Empowered A Legacy of Change™ event Thursday, January 28, 2010
The National Visional Leadership Project (NVLP) is proud to present Vision to Visionaries: Women Empowered, a panel discussion and live video webcast on January 28, 2010 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Moderated by Camille O. Cosby, Ed.D., this dynamic conversation features NVLP Visionaries Ruby Dee (invited) and Sonia Sanchez, as well as actress Jasmine Guy, athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee, and Spelman Student Government Association President Morgan Pierce. Remarks will be given by Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, NVLP Board Chair and Director, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art and Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President, Spelman College.
This first program for 2010 in the A Legacy of Change series was created by NVLP which unites generations by recording, preserving, and distributing through various media, the wisdom of extraordinary elders--Visionaries--who have left an indelible mark on history. The Atlanta program, supported by lead sponsor Bank of America and The Home Depot Foundation, will take place at the Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center on the campus of Spelman College.
The live webcast is accessible for free via the NVLP hompage. Spelman students and many others will be tweeting live during the program. Please join the conversation! We encourage you to submit questions for the panel before January 28 and post your comments before, during and after the discussion.
Work harder than your colleagues, focus on your strengths, do the unexpected and don't give up. Those were some of the themes discussed by NVLP Visionaries who participated in A Legacy of Change , a panel discussion held on February 23, 2009 at the headquarters of UBS Financial Services in New York City. Moderated by NVLP President and Co-founder Camille O. Cosby, Ed.D., the panel featured the Honorable Willie L. Brown, Jr., the first African American Mayor of San Francisco; the Honorable David N. Dinkins, the first African American Mayor of New York City; and the Honorable L. Douglas Wilder, the first African American elected Governor of a U.S. state.