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December 22 2015

C.T. Vivan to be Honored at Opening Reception of the 2016 HOPE Global Forums | Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA

Los Angeles, CADecember 5, 2015 – Today, financial dignity nonprofit Operation HOPE (HOPE) announced it will honor Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient with the “Civil Rights to Silver Rights” Pioneer Award on January 13th during the Opening Reception of the 2016 HOPE Global Forums | Annual Meeting. Read more.

The award will culminate a session on The Aspirational Future of Black Men in America featuring Van Jones, President of Dream Corps, Benjamin Jealous, Senior Partner at Kapor Capital and former CEO of NAACP, Ambassador Andrew Young, Chairman of the Andrew Young Foundation and John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Operation HOPE. Lisa M. Borders, Vice President of Global Community Affairs and Chair of the Coca-Cola Foundation, will moderate the powerful session.

“I am pleased to join this impressive group of men during the opening session of this year’s forum,” said John Hope Bryant, Operation HOPE founder, chairman and CEO. “All of these gentlemen will offer insightful conversation in relation to inclusive economics, and their conversations will serve as a meaning kick-off to the forum.”

The HOPE Global Forum | Annual Meeting will bring together thousands of thought leaders, business professionals and public policy officials from countries across the globe to brainstorm ways to advance the social and economic well-being of people all around the world.

This year’s event is expected to draw over 1,500 participants including some of the biggest names in finance, philanthropy, entertainment, business, and civic leadership. This three-day Forum promises to transform and elevate underserved communities across the world. Participants and attendees will engage in an authentic dialogue with like-minded leaders who believe in the power of ideas to change the world. The Forum is an unmatched opportunity to connect with global leaders from across disciplines and to network with industry peers.

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About Operation HOPE

Since 1992, Operation HOPE has been providing financial dignity and economic empowerment to over 2.6 million individuals worldwide. Through our work, we turn check cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners and minimum wage workers into living wage consumers. For additional information about Operation HOPE, go to

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