On April 9, 2012 OneDiaspora Group Prez Chris Cathcart presented during the University of the District of Columbia's (UDC) Alcohol and Drug Education week.

He and fellow speaker Steven Satterwhite discussed the impact drug and alcohol abuse has on the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Drug and HIV/AIDS awareness films were also shown during the event.

Picture (L-R) here with Chris are UDC's Dr. Sislena Grocer Ledbetter, Director of Counseling and Student Development, and UDC's Kendra Lewis.


Chris gives the keynote address at the 23rd Annual Inter-Alumni Council of UNCF's Martin Luther King Day Breakfast in Los Angeles, CA. Jan 2012.

"Dynamic . . . charismatic . . . inspiring . . . authentic is what you get with Chris Cathcart as a speaker. He connects with audiences with stories that probe, entertain and educate, all at once. His is able to connect with audiences across the spectrum of age and other demographic markers and adds greatly to the success of any event."
Meta Williams Vice President,
Government Relations & External Affairs Black Educational Events

Photo credit: Steven Wright


ODG Prez Christopher Cathcart co-hosted a screening and panel discussion of Mr. SOUL! (a groundbreaking documentary about an historic social/political/cultural talk show) at Howard University. Pictured with Chris are (L-R) Mr. SOUL! Producer/Director Melissa Haizlip; Amelia Cobb Ray, Retired Professor of Theatre, University of the District of Columbia; Howard University Professor Dr. Tia C.M. Tyree; and Umar Bin Hassan of the legendary THE LAST POETS. Washington, DC Fall 2011.

Photo credit: George Newcomb



Chris welcomes audience to Mr. SOUL! event.
Photo credit: George Newcomb

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Howard University students ask questions at Mr. SOUL! panel. Photo credit: George Newcomb






OneDiaspora President and Visual AIDS co-founder Chris Cathcart (L) with Nelisa Ballosingh and David Richardson, Peer Educators for the Uni. District of Columbia's SESTA program (Stay Educated Sober Tested Alive) during a recent AIDS awareness event on UDC's campus. The day included films, speakers and testing. Washington, DC July 2010




Cathcart speaking to the young folk at Uni. of the District of Columbia....AIDS awareness was the message of the day....and info about Ledge Magazine.








OneDiaspora President Chris Cathcart received The Martin Luther King, Jr. Achievement Award at the 19th Annual Dr. King Commemorative Celebration.
Washington, DC 2010


Pictured L-R - Willie Cathcart, Chris' father; ODG President Chris Cathcart; Verizon executive Edwin Reese; and event co-chairman Jay Durrah


On January 18, in Washington, DC, ODG President Chris Cathcart received The Martin Luther King, Jr. Achievement Award at the 19th Annual Dr. King Commemorative Celebration. Hosted each MLK Day by the Development Roundtable for Upward Mobility (DRUM), an organization of Black male executives from Verizon, the event pays tribute to community service and awards scholarships to college and college-bound students.


OneDiaspora President Chris Cathcart speaking at the "Valuing Our Youth Through Community Engagement" conference
Roanoke, VA, 2008

August 15, 2008
ODG President Chris Cathcart's message to the young audience was empowerment through giving back and volunteerism.

"Chris Cathcart is a gifted speaker who incites the crowd to participate in his presentations. He connects with his audience through an innovative speaking style that both informs and entertains. He keeps it real while telling it like it is."

—Marion Vaughn
Howard City of Roanoke (Virginia)
Superintendent of Youth Services Parks & Recreation



OneDiaspora President Chris Cathcart Honored
Brooklyn, New York 2008

In April 2008, ODG President Chris Cathcart was honored by Brooklyn, NY's Brown Memorial Baptist Church for "dedicated service to the community." Pictured presenting Chris with "The Key to Brown" is long-time friend and church member Richard Blair. Also, in the background (in the pulpit) is Brown Pastor Clinton Miller.



OneDiaspora Speaks at CITE/Verizon Workshop
New York, New York 2007

On May 24-26, 2007
Chris Cathcart spoke at The Consortium of Information & Telecommunications Executives, Inc.’s (CITE) annual conference in New York City.  CITE is an organization of Verizon’s Black executives and draws hundreds of conveners from around the nation.

Over the course of two days, Cathcart conducted a town hall meeting for high school students in CITE’s youth program and presented three workshops on personal brand marketing to the general attendees.


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OneDiaspora Hosts Reception for the Black AIDS Institute - Washington, DC 2006

On Sept. 6, 2006 Chris Cathcart and OneDiaspora Group hosted a fundraiser in Washington, DC for the Black AIDS Institute (BAI). The event, held during the week of the Legislative Black Caucus, attracted a cross section of leaders, businesspersons, community activists, students and other concerned folk, and raised several thousand dollars for the organization. Cathcart serves as a Board Member for BAI.

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