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Empowerment Week continues with panel discussion on International Civil Rights

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BIRMINGHAM, AL -

Friday afternoon, Regions financial will host a panel discussion titled, "Beyond Suffering and Suffrage: The Past, Present and Future of International Civil and Human Rights." The discussion will focus on the Civil Rights movement in Birmingham and its impact around the world.

The panel will be moderated by "CBS This Morning" co-host, Gayle King. Members of the panel will include, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones and retired U.S. District Judge U.W. Clemon. Birmingham Mayor William Bell, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx will also be in attendance.

Chairman, President and CEO of Regions Financial, Grayson Hall, said the company is excited to play a role in Empowerment Week.

"While we remember the past, we also look to the future as we embrace the spirit of 50 Years Forward. It is our privilege to provide a forum for our customers and the communities we serve to engage in productive dialogue about civil and human rights, and we thank our distinguished guests and panelists for sharing their experience and insight."

Friday's discussion panel will begin at 1:30p.m. at the Regions Center. A live webcast will be available to the public on Regions' website.

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