We will ask the following questions: How do rural communities think about development to include the minority as they urbanize and modernize? Is it necessary for all communities to urbanize? How do communities think creatively about how to leverage their unique assets to drive growth? How do Black leaders in predominantly white towns affirm blackness, and include diverse groups while also satisfying constituents?
Join us as we discuss: What does the UN mean when they state recognition, justice, and development? Are we meeting the goals established by the UN? What does empowerment look like in communities that are predominantly Black?
This discussion will ask: What is the role of entrepreneurship in closing the wealth gap? How can we drive entrepreneurship in Black communities?
This panel will ask: Are we beholden to a college degree system? Is the college system producing the outcomes we need within our communities? What is the future of work in America and how do Blacks leverage their asset to thrive in the new economy?
This panel will ask: Now what? What are the success stories to support the lives of formerly incarcerated people? What are the biggest barriers for individuals trying to contribute to society after leaving prison?
What motivated you to take on your specific efforts to improve Black health? How have you dealt with challenges and barriers facing your program? In an ideal world, what would the fully integrated institution of your initiative look like on a national scale, and how would it impact those most in need?