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Black America Summit II
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Black America Summit Week 1
Uniquely qualified experts join us to discuss current social movements.
Police Reform II 3pmET
What’s your position on police reform? After a year of conversations around police reform and abolition, we explore the current state of the movement and public opinion. Join subject matter experts as we explore this topic.
- Attorney David Robinson, Robinson and Associates
- Attorney Darnell Batron, Founder, Barton Law PLLC
- Professor Andrea M. Headley, Professor of Religion and African American Studies
- Nokukhanya Vicky Ncube, Black America Summit
Healthy Community Dynamics 4pmET
Communities are built on interpersonal relationships, though rarely do we identify healthy versus toxic communal relationships. Unpack current interpersonal dynamics within Black America across gender identity, ethnicity and sexuality. Identify signals of toxic and healthy relationships and personal tools for building positive communal relationships.
- Dottie Hernandez, Behavioral Health Case Manager, Sacramento Native American Health Center
- Taylor Bass, Health + Wellness Educator, Exceptional Wellness, Inc.
Jessica Williams, Black America Summit
The Divestment Movement 5pmET
Over the last year, a “Divestment Movement” has gained traction amongst cisgender Black women. This movement calls into question the treatment of Black women as they call for Black women to date people who cherish them. Speak to leaders in this movement as we unpack what divestment means to them, your feelings around the topic and the potential impact on Black America.
- Dr. Dianne Stewart, Professor of Religion and African American Studies
- Christelyn Karazin, Author, YouTuber, Creator of The Pink Pill
- Dr. Cheryl Judice, Northwestern University, Sociologist
Rielle Jones, Creator of Black America Summit
Black America Summit Week 2
August 13, 2021, 3-6pmET
Medical professionals talk about medical epidemics in Black America.
COVID Panel II 3pmET
2020 Black America Summit was created to tackle the conversation around COVID. This year, we explore the current impact of the pandemic on Black America’s health. Speak with public health professionals directly.
Breaking Mental Health Stigmas 4pmET
There’s a tangible effort throughout Black America to break stigmas the community holds around mental health and mental illness. As a result, access to therapy and conversations around it are increasing. Join mental health professionals to strategize solutions to address mental health needs and self advocacy around personal health.
IG Model Body: Body Dysmorphia + Expectations 5pmET
Hypersexualization of the Black female body is deeply ingrained in American society. With the rise of the perfect Instagram body or the “IG Body,” more women and girls feel pressure to undergo dangerous surgeries to achieve the fantastical body. We’ll speak with mental health professionals about trends they’ve noticed around body dysmorphia and social media expectations of the female body.
Black America Summit Week 3
August 20, 2021, 3-6pmET
Educators unpack the classroom experience for students and teachers.
The Pandemic & Education 3pmET
Two academic school years have been impacted by the pandemic. We speak with educators about ways to protect students’ knowledge retention and growth.Help us unpack these issues and create potential next steps for individual homes.
Patriarchy + Infantilization in the Classroom 4pmET
Have you noticed there are subtle differences in the treatment of Black students based on their gender identity? Unpack how patriarchy, infantilization and misogynoir shows up in classroom environments and ways to combat them.
Experiences of Black Educators 5pmET
Over the pandemic, the public has focused on the student experience. During this panel, we speak to educators about their experience in the classroom.
Black America Summit Week 4
August 27, 2021, 3-6pmET
Discuss unique ways to build wealth with financial managers and experts.
Reparations II 3pmET
We pick up our conversation around Reparations understanding that reparations have been given to different communities. Moreover, some of those communities are advocating for Black America to receive reparations. Explore reparation plans being proposed.
DEI & Corporate Workplaces II 4pmET
Netflix, Disney, Third Sector and Roc Nation joined this panel last year to discuss the efforts of top corporations to create safe workplaces for Black American employees. We check in with top corporations to see what they’re doing a year after the 2020 protests to continue to create safer workplaces. Join the conversation and be heard.
Building Wealth during a Pandemic 5pmET
Uncover less explored career paths like the Cannabis industry, affordable housing using land banks and cleaning cars and planes. Share your thoughts on new ways to build wealth during this pandemic.