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.
11:15AM - 12:30PM
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
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
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.
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.).
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).