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Former U.S. surgeon general, TV judge to speak at conference

David Satcher, current director of the Center of Excellence on Health Disparities at the Morehouse School of Medicine and former U.S. surgeon general, will deliver the keynote address for the 10th annual African-American Families Conference on March 28 at 9 a.m. at the Classic Center.

Judge Glenda Hatchett, who presides over the syndicated television show, Judge Hatchett, will speak as part of the conference at 7 p.m. March 27 at Mahler Auditorium in the  Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Triumphs and Challenges: African Americans Moving Forward.”

The preliminary agenda for the conference and the registration brochure are available online ( Sessions will focus on addiction, child welfare, aging, mental health, spirituality, criminal justice and physical health.

Participants in the full conference must register and pay a registration fee; however, the evening with Judge Hatchett is free and open to the public The conference is co-sponsored by the School of Social Work, the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, the Office of Institutional Diversity and the Institute for African-American Studies.