BaltiMORE for Us Conference

NOVEMBER 17TH - NOVEMBER 18TH

FRIDAY
3:30PM - 5:00PM
Reclaiming the Future of Black News Media
Reclaiming the future of black news media" will grant attendees access to several in-depth conversations about the history, status quo and future of black media. This 3-part workshop will include dynamic discourse from industry leaders, an interactive element to apply and reinforce the discussion, and an opportunity for participiatns to concretely engage in a fresh initiative that seeks to brighten altimore`s future in news media.

hosted by Makayla Gilliam-Price
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SATURDAY
9:45AM - 11:00AM
Progressing in peace towards prosperity
Chief Melvin Russell heads up a panel to discuss how a collaborative team deescalated the uprising and how that team is moving forward to create inclusive equity and economic opportunities for the underserved.

Panelists will include: Genard "shadow" barr, Imam Nassan Amin, Tholyn Twyman
and minister Carlos Muhammad.
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7:30PM - 9:30PM
Community reception
Come celebrate and connect wth the community for an exclusive reception to close out the baltimore for us conference in style. Light bites and refreshments will be served.
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11:15AM - 12:30PM
Strengthening the ties that bind us - For female change agents who feel unheard, unappreciated, supported, loved, motivated, broken, and healed
Strengthening the ties that bind us:
For female change agents who feel unheard,
unappreciated, supported, loved, motivated, broken, and
healed.
In this workshop, we will celebrate us and explore the power, visibility, challenges, and joys of being "Women doing the work" in Baltimore city and surrounding areas. "Kitchen table talk" Takes on new meaning ... Let your voice be heard as Baltimore`s female change agents explore the next steps in nurturing homegrown female leadership.

Moderated by A. Adar Ayira (Associated black charities)
Panelists Include: Sonja Sohn, Tawanda Jones, Catalina Byrd, Ericka Alston, Makayla Gilliam-Price, Brion Gill (From leaders of a beautiful struggle), Bakari Jones (Bois of Baltimore), Marisela Gomez and Shan Wallace
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12:30PM - 1:45PM
Many paths, one goal
A conscious discussion with local change agents on the various challenges, Influences and approaches to their work and their experiences negotiating the space between themselves and others who may have conflicting ideologies, methodoligies and personal tastes in order to achieve a common goal.

Moderated by Lisa Snowden Mccray and Bill Murphy

Panelists include: Kwame Rose, Catalina Byrd, Tawanda Jones, Payam Omid (Baltimore Bloc), Ray Kelly (NO boundaries), Bakari Jones (Bois of Baltimore) and Paulo Gregory Harris
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1:45PM - 3:00PM
Moving from protest to policy: Making advocacy count
Although the most obvious racially discriminatory policies have been overturned or mitigated, factors that disadvantage communities of color - intended and unintended alike - continue to operate in american society and in public policy. How would use of a racial equity lens in policy help remove race - based barriers that have negative disproportionate impacts on maryland's african american and non-black residents of color? Find out as we explore associated black charities' "ten essential questions for policy development, review, and evaluation", a concrete guide for policy makers and advocates alike.

Hosted by A. Adar Ayira, senior leadership staff, associated black charities.
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3:00PM - 4:30PM
Criminal justice reform in maryland
A panel discussion with grassroots leaders and social justice advocates. participants will learn more about the grassroots legislative victories of 2017 and 2018 goals for bail reform, police reform, marijuana policy, amd law enforcement officers bill of rights (administrative trial board and fraternal order of police contracts)

moderated by dayvon love (leaders of a beautiful struggle).
Panelists include: lawrence grandpre (leaders of a beautiful struggle), Caryn York (job opportunities task force), Nicole Hanson (out for justice, inc.).
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4:45PM - 6:15PM
funding black futures
A town hall presentation and question & answer session about the $12 million baltimore city council set aside annually from property tax revenue specifically to aid baltimore's youth. participants will learn more about the baltimore city council children and youth fund, the legislation, and development of a community-accountable intermediary

Panelists include: Adam Jackson (leaders of a beautiful struggle)б Danielle Torain (frontline solutions), Samantha Mellerson (burns institute), and Lester Davis (office of the baltimore city council president).
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7:30PM - 9:30PM
Community reception
Come celebrate and connect wth the community for an exclusive reception to close out the baltimore for us conference in style. Light bites and refreshments will be served.
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SATURDAY SCREENING TIME