Report from 100 Black Men of America ConferencePresentation Transcript
100 Black Men of America25th Annual Conference “Celebrating 25 Years of Mentoring Leadership” June 9th – June 12th 2011
Collegiate 100 members in attendance Advisor: Dr. Lowell K. Davis Vice President: Denzel Evans-Bell Historian: Alex Camardelle Member: Alonzo Kirkman Member: Gregory Hines
San Francisco Marriot Marquis
Inside of The Marriot Marquis
The Welcome into the Conference
Day 1: Focus on Legends Thursday, June 9th
Registration Itinerary Conference passes 100 Black Men Portfolios
Collegiate 100 Workshop:HIV/AIDS Awareness Panel
Successful women who were effected by HIV/AIDS share their thoughts on the disease, how we can prevent it, and how we can be advocates for good sexual health at our university.
Panelists: Author: Dr. Brookshire “The Good Doctor” HIV/AIDS Activist: Nycal Anthony Townsend First African American woman to come public with AIDS/Activist : Rae Lewis Thornton
Dr. Lajoyce Brookshire Gave a shocking testimony about her fight against AIDS Found out her husband was infected with full blown AIDS after he had passed away Stressed that Knowledge is Power
Rae Lewis Thornton Has been living with AIDS for over 19 years. “We must create an environment that is conducive for people to be who they are.” HIV cannot be transmitted through Sweat, Slyvia, Urine, nor Tears
Salute to Youth Luncheon
Guest Speaker: Seku Andrews Poet, 5th grade schoolteacher Prayer, Poise, Practice “I don’t want to do when I grow up I want to be” “Not the doctor, but the cure” “Why be the lawyer, when I can be justice?”
Collegiate Workshop: Strategies and Techniques to Become a Succesful Executive Special Guest panel: State Farm Executive: Harold Gray General Manager of IMAN Cosmetics: Desiree Reid Vice President of Diversity and Director of General Motors: Eric Peterson
Strategies and Techniques to Become a Succesful Executive (continued) Must have perseverance and determination to overcome the nay-sayers “People are the best resources you can have” “Dress for the position you want, not the position you have” People always see what you are doing, even when your not in the forefront
Day 2: Focus Leaders Friday, June 10th
Collegiate Workshop: Building a Sustainable Personal Network Critically acclaimed author and successful entrepreneur Dr. Calvin Mackie gave a motivational speech Hurricane Katrina refugee had eight family members depend on him while he was laid off from Tulane University
Collegiate Workshop: Building a Sustainable Personal Network (continued) “All of your success is attributed to your network of people.” “The most important people are the janitor and the receptionist.” “If you’re not at the table, then you’re on the menu.” “You have to be invited to the table.”
Chairman’s Award Luncheon
Panelists Founders of the organization were gracious enough to talk about their experiences with 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
Keynote Speaker: John Stumpf John Stumpf is the Chairman, President, and CEO of Wells Fargo. He made it clear that his business serves no higher priority than supporting the community in it’s effort to achieve a better quality of life, especially the lives of the youth.
Black Tie Gala Awards were given to the most influential mentors. Musical Performance by Ledisi Young Sponsored by Wells Fargo
Celebrity Guest Co-host of the popular morning show, “The Steve Harvey Morning Show,” Shirley Strawberry,hosted the Black Tie Gala. Strawberry’s comedic personality had the room full of laughter the entire night
Celebrity Guest Grammy nominated artist, Ledisi, provided spectacular musical entertainment for the night. Ledisi also stayed after her performance to speak with fans, and give autographs
Celebrity Guest Star Jones, former co-host of the hit show “The View,” delivered a heart-moving speech about never giving up on our dreams, and that anything is possible with hard work and diligence
Celebrity Guest Award winning, multi-platinum artist Keyshia Cole, took time out of her schedule to come out and take pictures with Collegiate 100 members.
Celebrity Guest Award winning actor, film director, and political activist Danny Glover,conversed with members of The Collegiate 100 about his career and delivered encouraging words Glover stressed the importance of mentoring, and giving back to the community
More Black Tie Gala
More Black Tie Gala
More Black Tie Gala
Day 3: Focus on Legacy Saturday, June 11th
Report from the Youth Breakfast
Report from the Youth Breakfast Youth from across the nation displayed their respective talents Poems, songs, and speeches were performed All of the kids were mentees of the 100 Black Men from different regions
Taking More Than a Souvenir
Collegiate Diversity The main focus of the conference was to create new, innovative ways to incorporate diversity into our campus lives.
Networking is Key These are some of the people we met throughout the conference. We have new ideas for forums and potential guest speakers.
How We Can Benefit Others at UA Provide students with the resources, via their mentors, that will enable them to achieve their educational goals. Increase retention and graduation rates by providing students with valuable information via their mentors Provide mentors and mentees with the opportunity to become leaders in organizations. Enhance the relationship between the University and its students.