FRIDAY, APRIL 3rd

5:30-8:00pm

<> Film Screening – From Protestors to Politicians: Ferguson Activists 5 Years Later

Kayla Reed

Kayla Reed

Organizer, Ferguson Action Council in St. Louis and Member, Movement for Black Lives Leadership
De Nichols

De Nichols

Designer and Citizen Artist Fellow, John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and Design Lecturer, Washington University in St. Louis

SATURDAY, APRIL 4th

10:45am-12:00pm

<> Blackness in Machine Learning and AI: Trailblazing in Uncertainty

<> Black Art, Music and Cultural Contributions

Akua Naru

Akua Naru

Race & Media Fellow/Artist-in-Residence, Brown University

<> The Family Reunion: Building Community and Solidarity within the African Diaspora

Michelle Joan Wilkinson

Michelle Joan Wilkinson

Curator, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture
Nemata Blyden

Nemata Blyden

Associate Professor of History and International Affairs, George Washington University
2:00-3:15pm

<> Black Liberation: Decarceration and Prison Abolition as a Way Forward

Rev. Alexis Anderson

Rev. Alexis Anderson

Founder and Executive Director, PREACH and Member, East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Reform Coalition
Benny Lee

Benny Lee

Community Liaison and Reentry Specialist, TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities) and Founder and CEO, National Alliance for the Empowerment of the Formerly Incarcerated (NAEFI)
Viviane Saleh-Hanna

Viviane Saleh-Hanna

Professor and Chair, Department of Crime and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Darmouth

<> Reparations Now? – Reframing the Conversation, Re-envisioning Solutions

Stanley Onuoha

Stanley Onuoha

Founder and Managing Partner, Fruition Consulting

<> From the Hurricane Katrina to the Flint Water Crisis: Why Black People Must Remain on the Frontlines of the Struggle for Environmental and Climate Justice

Monica Lewis-Patrick

Monica Lewis-Patrick

President & CEO, We the People Detroit
Colette Pichon Battle, Esq.

Colette Pichon Battle, Esq.

Founder and Executive Director, Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy

3:30-4:45pm

<> The Black Body and Healthcare: Understanding and Addressing the Historical Impacts of Health Inequities

Dr. Valerie Stone

Dr. Valerie Stone

Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH)
Dr. Oni Blackstock

Dr. Oni Blackstock

Assistant Commissioner, NYC Department of Health Bureau of HIV

<> Let Her Learn: Understanding & Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline for Black Girls

Kayla Patrick

Kayla Patrick

Data and Policy Analyst, P-12 Policy, the Education Trust
Samantha O’Sullivan

Samantha O’Sullivan

Student, Harvard College and President, Generational African-American Students Association

<> Black Prosperity and Wealth Building : Assessing Racial Wealth Inequality in Black Communities

Nia K. Evans

Nia K. Evans

Director, Boston Ujima Project
Sekou Kaalund

Sekou Kaalund

Head, Advancing Black Pathways, JP Morgan & Chase
Frederick Wherry

Frederick Wherry

Professor of Sociology, Princeton University and Director, Dignity + Debt Network