2011 Diversity Conference Lunch Keynote Margot Copeland & Closing Keynote Anthony Sherwood
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The Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center hosts this annual Diversity Conference. Lunch keynote address for the conference is Margot James Copeland, Executive Vice President - Director, Corporate Diversity and Philanthropy, and an Executive Council member at KeyCorp. Recognized as one of the '100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America' (Savoy Magazine), one of the '100 Most Powerful Women in Cleveland' (New Cleveland Woman magazine) and 2006 Black Professional of the Year (Black Professional Association Charitable Foundation).
Anthony Sherwood is one of Canada’s most successful black actors and black documentary filmmakers whose career spans over thirty-five years in stage, television and motion pictures and has received national and international recognition for his work. He has worked with such stars as Henry Fonda, Sidney Poitier, Martin Sheen, Burt Reynolds, Leslie Neilsen, Lou Gossett Jr., Meagan Fox, Kathleen Turner, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Reeves and as Jessica Alba’s father in the film, “Honey”. Sherwood has worked with such illustrious film directors as Sidney Lumet (nominated for 5 Oscars), Ted Kotcheff (executive producer of “Law & Order”) and Michael Crichton, (creator/writer “ER” and “Jurassic Park”).
Anthony Sherwood is an actor, film producer, director, social activist and dynamic public speaker who has received numerous national and international awards. His production company specializes in producing documentary films dealing with social justice and human rights issues. He has also produced and directed many successful documentary films including “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” and “Nowhere to Run” and “Mozambique – A Land of Hope”.