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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 41st Annual Legislative Conference - Emerging Leaders Series Journal

  1. 1. emerging leaders series The Congressional BlaCk CauCus FoundaTion annual legislaTive ConFerenCe 8.21-24.2011 | Walter E. Washington Convention Center
  2. 2. From The CBCF...Greetings,Welcome to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) 41st Annual LegislativeConference. Several years ago, the leadership at CBCF created a special track of issue forumsfor attendees between the ages of 18 and 35. This track, the Emerging Leaders Series (ELS) hasbecome very popular, encouraging more and more young leaders to attend ALC. ELS offers aunique experience for these leaders to take their careers and community to the next level.This series is designed to provide information, dialogue, tools and networking opportunities forpersonal and professional growth. Please take advantage of the powerful combination of expertinformation and access to decision makers that will be available to you. In addition to the forumsand the Instant Apprentice Luncheon, we offering the Emerging Leaders Networking Receptionfor the first time this year as a part of the professional registration package. Registrants whoare 21 or over will have the opportunity to network with other young professionals at theRenaissance Hotel, Thursday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m.We are grateful to the executives and other professionals who have volunteered their time toparticipate in the Instant Apprentice Luncheon and other ELS activities. We thank the sponsorswho have provided their support so that we can expand our conference program activities.Finally, we thank the CBCF staff and consultants – in particular – Victoria White, Marissa Davis,Enchanta Jackson, Lauren Thompson, and Adriana Spikes for their leadership in planning andcoordinating this series.Enjoy the Emerging Leaders Series, and do not limit your participation to its activities.There are plenty of other issue forums and braintrusts being offered that you will findprofessionally and personally rewarding. Expand your network beyond your age cohorts andtake this opportunity to engage in intergenerational dialogue. Remember, knowledge, activeparticipation and effective leadership are the keys to bringing about change. The collective voiceof emerging leaders is a necessary and powerful tool to empower our communities. The Honorable Donald Payne U.S. House of Representatives Chair, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Elsie L. Scott, Ph.D. President and CEO, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
  3. 3. From The CBCF emerging leaders Team...Dear Emerging Leader:On behalf of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF), we welcome you to the 2011Emerging Leaders Series (ELS) at the 41st Annual Legislative Conference (ALC).The Emerging Leaders Team is proud to bring you a series of exciting and thought-provokingsessions created by and for young professionals. 2011 has been a year filled with highs and lowsfor the African-American community, with a challenging economic climate, political tensions onCapitol Hill, and the ever-growing debate on the state of public education. As the next generation ofleaders, young professionals today must remain vigilant in supporting the issues that we deem mostimportant, as we will one day take on the mantle of shaping the world in which we live. There is nogreater way to begin this work than through this year’s Emerging Leaders Series.As students and early career professionals, you will have access to some of the key players across anarray of industries. More specifically, you will encounter seasoned professionals who have a vestedinterest in you and your success. You will have opportunities to discuss your ideas and concernswith local and national leaders as well as your peers. However, we implore you not only to makethis a week full of impassioned discussion, but also one that will incite you to action. Take all thatyou learn here back to your communities, and use your knowledge to influence policies, resolvesocial issues and build alliances with activists, leaders, lawmakers and professional organizations.We are happy to once again feature our signature event, the Instant Apprentice Luncheon, anopportunity for young people to receive excellent on-site mentorship. Our issue forums willlook at education reform, closing the economic gap, resistance movements past and present andservant leadership in today’s society. For the first time, we are proud to offer the Emerging LeadersNetworking Reception, an evening which promises to be more than your average networking event.We are excited about this year’s agenda and committed to accommodating career professionals andstudents who selected this registration track. Our staff and volunteers are available to respond toyour inquiries and to help you to maximize your experience.Make it a great week at the 2011 Emerging Leaders Series.Sincerely,Victoria I. WhiteProgram Manager, Emerging Leaders SeriesSpecial Projects Coordinator, CBCFEmerging Leaders Program Coordinators:Marissa Davis, Research Associate, Research and ProgramsEnchanta Jackson, AVOICE Project AssociateLauren Thompson, Program Coordinator, Health
  4. 4. CBCF overviewThe Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) was established in 1976 as a non-partisan, non-profit, public policy, research and educational institute.Our mission is to advance the global black community by developing leaders, informingpolicy and educating the public.CBCF seeks to achieve its mission by facilitating the exchange of ideas and information toaddress critical issues affecting our communities; developing strategic research and historicalresources for the public; providing leadership development and scholarship opportunities;and developing effective programs and research to address social, economic and healthdisparities.CBCF programs are supported by fundraising events and corporate underwriting. Each year,CBCF produces the Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) which provides a national forum todevelop strategies and viable solutions to public policy issues facing Black America.In addition, CBCF sponsors regional symposiums throughout the country to explorepublic policy concerns and to solicit opinions and recommendations of citizens at the localcommunity level.CBCF emerging leaders seriesThe Emerging Leaders Series is a special registration category that benefits students and youngprofessionals seeking to step up their game! By attending ELS, you will gain tools essentialto personal and professional success. The powerful combination of expert information andaccess to decision makers will benefit you as you seek to achieve your goals.ELS will provide you with a unique experience to take your career and community to thenext level.Through this series, you can contribute to a national emerging leaders’ agenda that willserve as the blueprint for change. You will also be able to ask the nation’s most powerfulleaders in business, nonprofit and government the questions you want answered, whilebuilding your personal and professional brand.Don’t miss your chance to see and be seen at the Emerging Leaders Series.
  5. 5. emerging Instant Apprentice Power Luncheon Thursday, September 22, 2011 leaders 12:00-2:30PM | Room 202-AB | Washington Convention Center series Emerging leaders will have lunch with African-American executives and leaders in business, government, education, sports and nonprofit organizations. During this high-energy event, participants will have access sChedule to powerbrokers by becoming their “instant apprentices.” Industry leaders will give advice on how to gain competitive advantage in today’s market, tap into one’s entrepreneurial spirit and enhance leadership skills. This is a limited-capacity event for Emerging Leaders Series registrants only. RSVP at conference registration is required. The Anatomy of a Revolution: From Alabama to Egypt Thursday, September 22, 2011 3:00-5:00PM | Room 207-A | Washington Convention Center Nsenga Burton, Ph.D. – Moderator, Editor-at-Large, The Root; Associate Professor, Goucher College Aisha C. Moodie-Mills – Advisor, LGBT Policy and Racial Justice, Center for American Progress Charlene Carruthers, M.S.W. – Manager of Special Initiatives, Women’s Media Center Raphael Cassimere, Jr., Ph.D. – Professor-Emeritus, University of New Orleans Stefanie Louise Brown – National Field Director, NAACP TMS “Teddy” Ruge – Lead Social Media Strategist, World Bank This panel discussion will focus on exploring the role that young people have played in organizing, executing and sustaining change movements around the world, and how their actions and ideas inform future progress.emerging leaders series Conference Journal Emerging Leaders Networking Reception Thursday, September 22, 2011 7:30-9:30PM | Renaissance Hotel Have you heard the adage “your net worth is your network?” Come and increase your reach as the Emerging Leaders Series presents a unique opportunity to network with leaders, innovators, doers and movers at the Emerging Leaders Networking Reception. Whether you are a student just starting out or an early professional on the fast track, everyone can benefit from fostered relationships. Bring your business cards and prepare for a night of exchanging ideas with extraordinary young people. 6 Congressional BlaCk CauCus Foundation annual legislative ConFerenCe
  6. 6. Emerging Leaders Town Hall – The Evolution ofPolitics & EmpowermentFriday, September 23, 20119:00 – 11:00AMRoom 206Co-hosted by IMPACT DC Jeff Johnson – Moderator,MSNBC Congressman Bennie G. Thompson Bakari Sellers, South Carolina State Representative Angela Rye, Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus Cornell Belcher, Political Strategist Brilliant Corners Andrew Gillum, Tallahassee City Commissioner.The Emerging Leaders Town Hall is a panel that enables young professionals andemerging leaders to engage in candid and thoughtful discussions about pressingconcerns with thought leaders including corporate professionals and electedofficials.The Matthew Effect: Closing the Economic GapFriday, September 23, 201110:00AM-12:00PM | Room 147-A Jaky Joseph, M.Q.F. – Quantitative Investment Banker, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Kristal High, Esq. – Founding Editor In Chief, Politic365 Margarita Anderson, J.D.,M.B.A – Founder and CEO, the emerging leaders series Conference Journal Empowerment Experiment (EE) and the Empowerment Foundation(EEF) Lateef Mtima, Esq. – Professor of Law and Founder and Director, Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice at Howard University School of Law Elizabeth Ngonzi, M.M.H. – Founder and CEO, Amazing Taste, LLC. Jerome Love – Founder and CEO, Texas Black Expo, Inc. Erica Smiley – Senior Field Organizer, Jobs with JusticeThe idea of the haves and have-nots in America has often been overshadowedby the issue of race. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed that the economic gapbetween those with and without means was at the base of all inequity. Do hiswords still ring true? This session will explore the divide between the rich andthe poor that continues to widen in the United States and offer participants real-life examples of pathways to success across economic lines. 7 iLead | iServe
  7. 7. The Miseducation of Capitol Hill? Reforming Education Policy Friday, September 23, 2011 2:00-4:00PM | Room 147-B | Washington Convention Center Cynthia Gordy – Washington Reporter, The Root Andre Perry, Ph.D. – Associate Director of Loyola Institute for Quality and Equity in Education Reagan Flowers, Ph.D. – Founder and CEO, CSTEM Heather Harding, Ed.D – Vice President, Research & Public Affairs, Teach For America Kirk Clay – Senior Advisor, PowerPAC From public to private, school vouchers to school choice, everyone seems to have an opinion on how education reform in the U.S. should look. Who has the right idea? Are the right people at the table? This panel will address key education issues and the ways in which emerging leaders can contribute to the conversation around fixing our education system. iLead | iServe: Emerging Leaders in Action Saturday, September 24, 2011 10:30AM-12:00PM | Room 202-A | Washington Convention Center Rev. Derrick L. Boykin - Associate for African-American Leadership Outreach, Bread for the World Kalyn Hall – Founder and Executive Director, Wifeys’ Link, Up, Inc. Marvelyn Brown – CEO and Independent HIV Consultant, Marvelous Connections Eniola Mafe – Africa Program Coordinator, Vital Voicesemerging leaders series Conference Journal Diallo Shabazz – Director of Green Career Development, Solar One During this session, a panel of young leaders from different sectors will discuss how they’ve practiced leadership and service in their professional and personal lives. They will also engage session participants in a dialogue about key issues of concern to their generation and strategies for addressing them through leadership and service. Discussion topics will include the stigma of the “apathetic millennial,” meaningful civic engagement across Gen Y and the approaching 2012 election. 8 Congressional BlaCk CauCus Foundation annual legislative ConFerenCe
  8. 8. Roundtable with Young Elected Officials, PolicyProfessionals and the Obama AdministrationSaturday, September 24, 201112:00 – 2:00PM | Room 145-BCo-hosted by IMPACT DC Congressman Andre Carson – Host Nick Rathod – Deputy Director White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs Anton Gunn – Regional Director, Region IV, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Karen Richardson – Associate Director, Office of Public Engagement Jamal Simmons – The Raben Group/CNN Jennifer Stewart – Stewart Strategy and Solutions Cornell Belcher – National Political Strategist, Brilliant Corners Research and Strategies Tishaura Jones – State Representative, St. Louis, MO Miasha Leeks – Chief of Staff, Congressman Chaka Fattah.The 2011 Roundtable with Young Elected Officials, Policy Officials andthe Obama Administration is designed to equip young professionals withthe tools and resources needed to be successful advocates, legislatorsand policy makers. Young elected officials, policy professionals 40 andunder as well as a select group of African-American leaders from theObama administration will gather to engage in this vital conversation.A moderator facilitates a discussion around accessing federal resources; emerging leaders series Conference Journalcommunicating effectively with White House and other federal officials;monitoring and accessing federal funds; promoting civic engagementin local communities in an effort to provide the framework and toolsnecessary for sustaining exceptional careers in public policy. 9 iLead | iServe
  9. 9. The emerging Thursday, sepTemBer 22, 2011 12:00-2:30 pm leaders insTanT Washington Convention Center | Room 202-AB apprenTiCe Emerging leaders will have lunch with African-American executives and leaders in business, government, education, sports and nonprofit power lunCheon organizations. During this high-energy event, participants will have access to powerbrokers by becoming their “instant apprentices.” Industry leaders will give advice on how to gain competitive advantage in today’s market, tap into one’s entrepreneurial spirit and enhance leadership skills. moderaTor Entrepreneur and author Melissa Dawn Johnson is a Global Branding and Personal Transformation Strategist who has a keen understanding of the importance of branding in these changing times. An innovative marketer with a proven track record of elevating the image of the world’s greatest brands, Johnson is CEO and President of Atlanta-based Velvet Suite Marketing Consulting Group, Inc. ( and Brand Me International ( Velvet Suite Marketing Group authentically brands people, corporations, organizations and destinations with a patent-pending methodology called ID3™ innovation. Johnson’s formula for authentic branding is a success essential for anyone. Jacqueline Ayers serves as the Legislative Director of Health & Education Policy at the National Urban League Policy Institute, where she is responsible for the development and implementation of the National Urban League’s Education and Health goals. Prior to joining NULPI, Jacqueline served as a lobbyist for Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), directing their advocacy efforts on a variety of legislative issues, including budget and appropriations, Medicaid expansions, and a range of women’s reproductive and maternal health matters. Jacqueline began her career as the Associate Director for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Indiana, where she advanced the organization’s state legislative agenda and developed public education campaigns on racial profiling and the importance of civic participation. Jacqueline earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with a dual concentration in mass communications and government from Western Kentucky University and her JD from the Indiana School of Law in Indianapolis, Indiana. Adisa Bakari joined Dow Lohnes in 1998 as an attorney specializing in Sports andemerging leaders series Conference Journal Entertainment Law and Executive Compensation matters. He is a Member and currently serves as President of Dow Lohnes’s Sports and Entertainment division. Mr. Bakari counsels professional athletes with respect to the negotiation of player and marketing contracts, in addition to various other aspects of theirathletic and post-athletic careers. He is certified as an agent by theNational Football League Players Association and the NationalBasketball Players Association. Joyce Brayboy is Vice President of the Goldman Sachs Office of Government Affairs in the Washington, DC office. She joined Goldman Sachs in November 2009. Prior to joining the firm, Joyce was Managing Director at the Glover Park Group specializing in government relations, strategic communications, coalition building and corporate positioning. From 1995-2007, she served as Chief of Staff to Congressman Melvin Watt of North Carolina and managed the operations of the Washington, DC office and two district offices. Joyce graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Public Policy Studies. She completed the Leadership Development Program for Minority Managers at Johns Hopkins University, 10 and received an MBA from Johns Hopkins Congressional BlaCk CauCus Foundation annual legislative ConFerenCe
  10. 10. Tracy-Elizabeth Clay assumed the role of general counsel at Teach For America in October2006. In this role, Clay is responsible for meeting the legal and regulatory needs of TeachFor America, including risk management and regulatory compliance. She previouslyserved as Teach For America’s first director of state and local government relations and asthe founding executive director of Teach For America’s Philadelphia site. Prior to her workat Teach For America, Clay was an associate with Hogan & Hartson in Washington,D.C., where she practiced in the Antitrust, Health and Privacy practice groups for fouryears. She completed her undergraduate education at Stanford University with a degree inpublic policy with a concentration in urban and regional development.Princess Mhoon Cooper is a dancer, choreographer, artistic director, educator and scholar.With work commissioned by The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, she has beencalled, “a visionary of her generation.” Known for her chameleon-like quality, MhoonCooper’s movement seamlessly connects modern, hip-hop, and African dance styles. She isan experienced dance educator, having taught throughout the country and abroad. MhoonCooper has served as an adjunct professor at Howard University and holds a Bachelor ofFine Arts degree in Dance and a Master of Arts degree in Public History (with a researchfocus on the African American tradition in dance). Mhoon Cooper has been named one ofDance Magazine’s 2006 “Top 25 to Watch” for her Choreographic DevelopmentProject entitled, This Woman’s Work. In October 2010 the Princess Mhoon Dance Instituteopened in Washington, DC and serves over 300 children and adult studentsthroughout the nation’s capitol and Maryland with dance training that will last a lifetime.Jade Davis is the Legislative and Economic Development Liaison for the Public UtilitiesCommission of Ohio (PUCO), an organization primarily responsible for representingthe interest of PUCO to the Ohio General Assembly, Ohio Congressional delegation andgovernment stakeholders throughout the state. Throughout his tenure at the PUCO, Jadehas executed economic development outreach tasks and regularly advises legislators,legislative staff, government officials and utility customers of the regulatory processes atthe Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Prior to joining the PUCO, Jade served as a PolicyAnalyst for the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus. Jade received a B.A. from The College ofWooster (2003) and a M.P in Economic Development and Policy from Eastern Michigan .A.University (2006). emerging leaders series Conference JournalR. Fenimore Fisher is the President and Founder of the R. Fenimore Fisher Group, LLC,a global diversity and inclusion consulting and alternative dispute resolution firm. Atenacious change agent, Fisher applies years of best practices in areas of diversity andinclusion specific to the following areas: leadership cultural competence development,workplace strategy, workforce metrics, alternative dispute resolution and labor andcommunity relations. Fisher previously served as Vice President of Diversity Initiativesand Analysis for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Fisher holds a B.S. in Economics from LouisianaState University and a Juris Doctorate from Ohio Northern University.Rodney Gillespie is a National Sales Director leading the AstraZeneca U.S. sales teamresponsible for driving performance of Specialty Care products including SYMBICORT,VIMOVO and PULMICORT FLEXHALER. In addition to making significant contributionsto the growth of SYMBICORT, SEROQUEL XR and VIMOVO in various sales roles, he wasalso responsible for leading teams that developed managed markets brand strategy andcontracted at major accounts. Rodney is an active member of the AstraZeneca LeadingExternally Team (LET), and is an AstraZeneca African-American Network (AZAAN) BoardMember. 11 iLead | iServe
  11. 11. Glenn E. Hames is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at the United Negro College Fund Special Programs (UNCFSP) Corporation in Falls Church, VA. At UNCFSP Mr. Hames is , responsible for leading corporate-wide business development initiatives, building strategic partnerships and securing new business opportunities and funded programs that are aimed at building capacity and eliminating disparity that exists in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). Recently, Mr. Hames was honored by The Network Journal Magazine as one of their “40 Under Forty Achievers” who demonstrates a commitment to the development of their communities and exceptional performance in their profession. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina and a Master of Business Administration in General Management from The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Armon Harris is the Chief Operating Officer of Megadata Technology; a burgeoning minority and veteran-owned cyber security company that helps federal agencies and private/public companies identify vulnerabilities in their data network while providing solutions for information protection. Under Mr. Harris’ leadership, MDT’s mission has been to develop and implement trusted systems for data access, assurance and dissemination by utilizing advanced technology solutions. Harris began his work in information assurance with Family Computer (FC) Business Systems – a Fairfax, VA based computer systems development firm – gaining experience as a contractor with the US Army at Fort Belvoir providing support to develop a tactical logistics software program. Aranthan “AJ” Jones II is a Principal at the Podesta Group. AJ Jones puts his vast experience in health care policy, global health, international finance and monetary issues, economic development programs and disaster preparedness to work for Podesta Group clients. Before joining the Podesta Group, AJ was director of policy and research for former House Majority Whip, Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-SC) and also served as health policy director for the Congressional Black Caucus in the office of Rep. Donna M. Christensen (D-VI). AJ has been cited by Politico as one of the top 10 Democratic staffers in Congress, by The Hill as one of the “Top 35 staffers under 35,” by Ebony magazine as one of its top “30 Future Leaders Under 30,” and by CNN’s Headline News as one of the top four congressional staffers to be future national policy leaders. A native of North Carolina, AJ has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and sociology from Iowa State University and a master’s in public health from George Washington University.emerging leaders series Conference Journal Dr. Ogori N. Kalu is a breast surgeon at Summit Breast Cancer L.L.C. and the medical director at Mountainside Hospital Comprehensive Breast Center in Montclair, N.J., where she is charged with increasing outreach and breast-cancer awareness to the community’s diverse residents. Before Dr. Kalu graduated from Temple University in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in biology and African studies, her mother was diagnosed with leukemia, which spurred her interest in oncology. She attended New York Medical College, where she received her master’s in biochemistry in 2001 and her Doctor of Medicine in 2004. In 2009, she spent a year as a breast surgery oncology fellow at Stanford University Medical Center, conducting research on the prevalence of an aggressive form of breast cancer among young African-American women. Dr. Kalu was named to the Network Journal’s 2011 40 Under Forty List. 12 Congressional BlaCk CauCus Foundation annual legislative ConFerenCe
  12. 12. Jason D. Lee began his career at Ford Motor Company in 1998 where he obtaineddiverse and extensive experiences in Ford’s Manufacturing and Product Developmentdivisions. In 2004, he accepted the position as Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program(DAPCEP) Executive Director through Ford Motor Company’s Executive Loan Program.In 2007, Jason made a decision to pursue his passion and transitioned from Ford MotorCompany to become the first DAPCEP Executive Director employed by the non- profitorganization in its thirty-two year history. DAPCEP is a $4.5Million dollar non-profit organization that provides out-of- school-time and in-school STEM educationalprogramming to Detroit area youth. During his tenure as DAPCEP Executive Director, Mr.Lee has applied engineering process and efficiencies to the organization’s infrastructure andeducational programming. Mr. Lee attended graduate school at the University of MichiganAnn Arbor where he majored in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering as a GEM andTauber Manufacturing Institute Fellow.Commissioner Lee May is the youngest person in the history of DeKalb County Governmentto be elected to serve on the Board of Commissioners. DeKalb County District 5 voterselected him to a full four year term as Commissioner in November 2008. DeKalb CountyBoard of Commissioners oversees a $600+ million budget and Commissioner May servesas the voice for nearly 160,000 residents located in the heart of one of the most affluentAfrican-American communities in the country. May campaigned on a platform to addressthe concerns of the people and he stands on a promise to make a positive impact in hiscommunity. As both an elected official and a member of the clergy, the Honorable LeeMay has superbly built a bridge between Faith and Politics in his latest work “My God, MyPolitics: A Discussion on Faith and Politics.”Princess Moss, an elementary school music teacher, was elected to the National EducationAssociation’s (NEA) nine member Executive Committee in July 2008 for a three-year term.She was re-elected to a second three-year term in July 2011. A champion of childrenand public education, Moss has had more than two decades of education experience. Beforebeing elected to the NEA Executive Committee, she served four years as the president ofthe 62,000-member Virginia Education Association (VEA). Moss is a leader on suchtopics as women’s issues, minority concerns, political action, school financeand professional development. Moss earned her bachelor’s degree in music education emerging leaders series Conference Journalfrom the University of Mary Washington in 1983. Moss also earned a master’s degree inelementary and secondary administration and supervision from the University of Virginia.Dr. Ikenna Okezie has over fifteen years of leadership experience in the health care industryand serves as Division Vice President of Team Virginias at DaVita, Inc.. Dr. Okezie joinsDaVita from HealthTank, LLC, a health consulting and education company he foundedto improve public health awareness, knowledge, and outcomes through education andcommunity outreach. Prior to founding HealthTank he was Managing Director and Headof Clinical Research for the Advisory Board Company, a strategic research and businessintelligence firm in Washington, D.C., and was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey andCompany, a management consultancy, where he led strategy and operations engagementsfor Fortune 500 pharmaceutical, biotech, payer and provider organizations. Dr. Okezieearned his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, has an M.B.A. with Honors from HarvardBusiness School, and, a B.A. cum laude and with Distinction in Economics from YaleUniversity. 13 iLead | iServe
  13. 13. Aquila Powell is a government relations specialist with over 10 years experience as a lobbyist representing corporate and public sector clients. Ms. Powell currently represents the General Motors Company on health care, pension, and labor issues. Prior to joining GM, she spent six years as a lobbyist for the Eastman “Kodak” Company where she developed congressional strategy and advanced Kodak’s agenda on employee benefits, diversity and immigration issues. She graduated from Salisbury State University with a BA in Political Science and received a M.A. degree in Public Administration from the George Washington University. Kristen Reeves has more than 10 years of Management Consulting and Investment Banking experience across a wide range of industries and geographies. She currently works as a Senior Manager in the Corporate and Growth Strategy group for Accenture. In this position she has a variety of responsibilities including Mergers and Acquisitions (Strategic Due Diligence, Integration Planning and Execution, Synergy Identification), Strategic Transformation, New Business Assessment, Organizational Design and Program Management. Ms. Reeves received a Masters degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and a Bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan. Council Member Karen R. Toles represents the 7th Councilmanic District of Prince George’s County and was elected to her first four-year term on the Prince George’s County Council in the 2010 General Election. Council Member Toles serves as Vice-Chair of the Transportation, Housing and the Environment Committee (THE), and Vice-Chair of the Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee (PZED) and is also a member of the Public Safety Fiscal Management Committee. Prior to her election to the County Council, Council Member Toles worked as a political and legislative coordinator for AFSCME Council 67, was a member of President Obama’s Transition Team, and was also Field Director for the Democratic National Committee, responsible for creating, training and directing the Presidential Campaign operations in Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland. Andre Wells is the Owner of Events by Andre Wells. Sought after by major television networks, celebrated entertainers and honored legislators, Andre Wells’ signature style and cutting-edge vision are in demand nation wide. From inaugural balls to concert halls Andre Wells’ creativity and imagination transport guests through one - of - a - kind evenings of luxury and sophistication. Wells’ unique approach has gained local andemerging leaders series Conference Journal national attention, including coverage in Wedding Style, Washington Life, Capitol File, Bride & Groom, Black Enterprise, and Vogue . Bruce Wimbish joined the Greater Columbus Sports Commission as Senior Marketing & Communications Manager in December 2010. In his role, Bruce is responsible for generating positive exposure for the GCSC and Columbus as a destination for sporting events while developing marketing and publicity plans to promote designated hosted events. Bruce returned to Columbus after close to seven seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was promoted to Cavaliers Basketball Communications Manager in August 2008 after joining the organization as Corporate Communications Coordinator. Wimbish earned a B.B.A. in Business Operations from the University of Cincinnati, a M.B.A. in Marketing from The Ohio State University, and a M.A. in Sports Management in June 2008. 14 Congressional BlaCk CauCus Foundation annual legislative ConFerenCe
  14. 14. The anaTomy oF a Thursday, sepTemBer 22, 2011revoluTion: 3:00-5:00pm Washington Convention Center | Room 207-A From alaBama Media Partner: Center for American Progress and The Root To egypT This panel discussion will focus on exploring the role that young people have played in organizing, executing and sustaining change movements around the world, and how their actions and ideas inform future progress. moderaTor Nsenga Burton, Ph.D. is an accomplished scholar, filmmaker and activist. Dr. Burton’s research interests and scholarship focus on the examination of popular culture, specifically television, film and new media through the lens of race, class, gender and sexuality. Nsenga is currently an Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Goucher College in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Burton is the owner of BurtonWorks Media and is completing a documentary on the 2007 public servants strike in South Africa entitled Four Acts. panelisTs Aisha C. Moodie-Mills is the Advisor for LGBT policy and racial justice at the Center for American Progress (CAP), where her work with the FIRE Initiative explores the intersections of race, sexual orientation, economics, and public policy. She has been recognized as one of the top “Forty Under 40” national LGBT leaders by The Advocate magazine, and as one of THE ROOT 100 emerging and established leaders in the African-American community. Aisha has also been a key strategist and spokesperson on behalf of same-sex marriage in the District of Columbia, where she served as the President of DC’s marriage equality campaign emerging leaders series Conference Journal as the District became the 5th jurisdiction/state in the country to extend marriage rights to lesbian and gay couples. Raphael Cassimere, Jr., PH.D. received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in History from LSUNO (now the University of New Orleans) and his Doctorate of Philosophy Degree in History from Lehigh University. He has been a member of the History department of the University of New Orleans since 1971 and presently holds the rank of Professor- Emeritus. Dr. Cassimere has been active in the NAACP since 1960 and has held many offices including President of Louisiana State Youth Conference. The Governor of Louisiana appointed him to the Louisiana Election Code Revision Commission which was responsible for revising the election laws of Louisiana. In 1983 he was elected commission chairman and reelected to that position in 1984 and 1985. Dr. Cassimere also served as a member of the Historical Pharmaceutical Museum Commission and of the Board of the Bureau of Governmental Research from 1990-96. 15 iLead | iServe
  15. 15. Stefanie Louise Brown, is a nationally recognized community organizer, lecturer and civil rights leader. Currently Stefanie serves as the National Field Director for the NAACP’s 2,200 adult branches and youth units in 48 states and the District of Columbia. Concurrently, Stefanie serves as the National Director of the NAACP Youth & College Division representing 23,000 youth under the age of 25 around the country. Stefanie is the founder of the Harvey & Delores Brown Scholarship Fund and will launch Brown Girls Lead, a leadership and life- skills academy for African American college women at her alma mater, Howard University. TMS “Teddy” Ruge is currently working at the World Banks as the Lead Social Media Strategist for the Connect4Climate initiative. A technology enthusiast, Ruge writes and speaks extensively on Africa’s current renaissance driven by technology, youth and the Diaspora. He is a frequent contributor to several online publications including CNN, PopTech, The Globe and Mail, and The Guardian, and the Project Diaspora blog. He is also the host of The Digital Continent Podcast, a weekly technology podcast for people who believe that Africa is full of innovation and opportunity. Charlene Carruthers ,MSW is an activist and writer. Charlene currently works with the Women’s Media Center in New York and focuses on advocacy based campaigns. Her passion for working with young leaders to build capacity and leadership has led her to work in training youth of color and women across the country through organizations like the People for the American Way (Young People For). Charlene is also a new media enthusiast and most recently worked with non-profit organizations to integrate field and online communications. She has worked for Center for Community Change, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights under Law, and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Charlene received her Master’s in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, where she focused on urban development and public policy. opening perFormanCe By Frank e. Bradyemerging leaders series Conference Journal Frank E. Brady is a national spoken word performer, teaching artist, and motivational speaker. He has appeared on BET, NBC, and has been highlighted in the Source Hip- Hop Magazine. With a passion and dedication for youth advocacy and empowerment, he has been a featured educator & performer at events ranging from the 16th Annual Black Solidarity conference hosted by Yale University as well as the 2011 World Youth Peace Summit. Frank is a frequent performer on the national poetry circuits and conducts workshops on personal development through cultural performance. 16 Congressional BlaCk CauCus Foundation annual legislative ConFerenCe
  16. 16. Friday, sepTemBer 23, 2011The maTThew eFFeCT: 10:00am-12:00pm Closing Washington Convention Center | Room 147-A Media Partner: Politic365 and The RootThe eConomiC gap The idea of the haves and have-nots in America has often been overshadowed by the issue of race. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed that the economic gap between those with and without means was at the base of all inequity. Do his words still ring true? This session will explore the divide between the rich and the poor that continues to widen in the United States and offer participants real- life examples of pathways to success across economic lines. moderaTor Jaky Joseph is currently a quantitative investment banker and a member of the quant group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Public Finance division. He graduated from Swarthmore College in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree after double majoring in Economics and Mathematics. He graduated with a Master’s Degree in Quantitative Finance from Rutgers University in 2010. Immediately after graduating from Swarthmore, he worked at Public Financial Management, Inc., the top public finance advisory firm in the country, in the Quantitative Strategies Group where he advised on complex bond transactions and built proprietary financial models. Jaky is an active Swarthmore alum, serving on the Alumni Council and on the board and steering committee for the Richard Rubin Scholars Program. He also serves as an ongoing alumni advisor to the black community at Swarthmore. Jaky was born in raised in New York City (Harlem) and his family is from Haiti. panelisTs Kristal High is the founding Editor In Chief of Beyond her work with Politic365, Kristal routinely engages in research, legal analysis and strategic consultations regarding the leveraged use of the Internet for online coalition building, stakeholder outreach, political advocacy and multimedia production. Kristal has worked as a research analyst for the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council and the Joint Center for Political and emerging leaders series Conference Journal Economic Studies’ Media & Technology Institute, where she has developed a subject-matter expertise on broadband adoption patterns among minority, low-income and underserved populations. Kristal obtained her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Davidson College, where she was inducted into the leadership fraternity Omicron Delta Kappa, and received her Juris Doctor from Washington and Lee School of Law. Margarita Anderson is the founder and CEO of the Empowerment Experiment (EE)and the Empowerment Experiment Foundation, Inc. (EEF) She and her family made history and dominated headlines as national media covered their journey living exclusively off black business and talent, and buying black-made products for an entire year. Ms. Anderson has become the leader of a new movement which identifies and uplifts quality black businesses, and urges consumers, especially other middle and upper class African Americans, to proactively and publicly support them. Ms. Anderson is an accomplished business strategy professional with twelve years of legal, research, communications and business strategy experience. Ms. Anderson has a M.B.A. in economics and strategy from the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business; a JD from the University of Chicago Law School; and a B.A. in political science from Emory University. 17 iLead | iServe
  17. 17. Lateef Mtima is a Professor of Law and the Founder and Director of the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice at the Howard University School of Law. After graduating with honors from Amherst College in 1982, Prof. Mtima received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1985, where he was the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Harvard BlackLetter Journal. Admitted to the New York and Pennsylvania bars, Prof. Mtima practiced with Coudert Brothers until 1996, and was later Of Counsel to the Philadelphia firm of Klehr, Harrison. In the fall of 2009, Prof. Mtima served as the distinguished Libra Visiting Scholar in Residence at the University of Maine School of Law. He is the Immediate-Past President of the Giles S. Rich Inn of Court for the Federal Circuit, and also serves as a member of the ALI-ABA CPE Advisory Board of Directors on Intellectual Property, The Practical Lawyer Editorial Board, and the Advisory Board for the BNA Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Journal. Elizabeth Ngonzi is a social entrepreneur who founded Amazing Taste, LLC, a values-led consulting firm that connects nonprofit organizations with corporations, foundations and philanthropists, to jointly achieve their strategic objectives through fundraising events, cause marketing campaigns and educational activities. The firm has worked with and advised organizations such as Action Against Hunger; Cornell University School of Hotel Administration; National CARES Mentoring Movement; Communities In Schools of NJ; the North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure; and the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues to the United Nations Secretary-General, among others. Ngonzi serves on the President’s Council of Cornell Women and the Cornell Pillsbury Institute of Hospitality Entrepreneurship; and is on the adjunct faculty at New York University’s Heyman Center for Philanthropy. Previously, she worked for Arthur Andersen, MICROS Systems, Inc. and Digital Equipment Corporation -- in business consulting, sales and marketing, respectively. Ngonzi holds a Master of Management in Hospitality from Cornell University and a B.S. in Information Systems from Syracuse University. Jerome Love Voted Entrepreneur of the Year (NBMBAA), Pinnacle Award Finalist (HCCOC), and Multi-Million Dollar Top Producer (Prudential Texas Realty), Jerome Love is an entrepreneur and professional speaker who has been consistently recognized as a well-respected and sought- after expert in sales and business development throughout his 12 year career. The author of several books, his writings have been published nationally and are frequently quoted by industry experts. Jerome’s keynote has been featured on major platforms such as the Los Angeles Mayors Economic Development Summit (2008), National Alliance of Black School Educators National Conference (2010), Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organizations National Conference (2009, 2010, 2011) and he has shared the stage speaking at conferences with globalemerging leaders series Conference Journal icons such as Jeff Hoffman (Founder of, Susan L. Taylor (Publisher Emeritus, Essence Magazine), and Michael Delazzer (Founder of Redbox), just to name a few. In 2002, he founded the Texas Black Expo, Inc. which now produces the largest African American Tradeshow in Texas. He wrote his first book at age 30, and is the Broker of LHS Realty Group a leading real estate firm headquartered in Houston, TX, the nations 4th largest cities. Erica Smiley is a Senior Field Organizer for Jobs with Justice, with a focus on the southern region. As a part of this position, she represents Jobs with Justice in the Excluded Workers Congress and engages in priority campaign work—including the Making Change at Walmart Campaign and the campaign to win the POWER (Protecting Our Workers from Exploitation and Retaliation) Act in Congress. She also supports strategic programs such as the National Workers Rights Board and the Student Labor Action Project. In the past, she has organized with community groups such as Progressive Maryland and the Tenants and Workers Support Committee in Virginia. She was National Field Director of Choice USA, a pro-choice organization focusing primarily on youth access to reproductive healthcare, and she served on the coordinating 18 committee of the Black Radical Congress. She is originally from Greensboro, North Carolina. Congressional BlaCk CauCus Foundation annual legislative ConFerenCe
  18. 18. The miseduCaTion Friday, sepTemBer 23, 2011 2:00-4:00pm oF CapiTol hill? Washington Convention Center | Room 147-B reForming Sponsored by: American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO Media Partner: The RooteduCaTion poliCy From public to private, school vouchers to school choice, everyone seems to have an opinion on how education reform in the U.S. should look. Who has the right idea? Are the right people at the table? This panel will address key education issues and the ways in which emerging leaders can contribute to the conversation around fixing our education system. moderaTor Cynthia Gordy is the Washington reporter for The Root, writing on national policy and politics from both the White House and Congress. She previously served as Washington correspondent and news editor for Essence magazine. As a reporter, Gordy has told the stories at the intersection of race, politics and social justice, including the 2008 presidential campaign, the Sean Bell trial in New York and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Her feature on a small Tennessee town’s battle against environmental racism won the 2008 National Association of Black Journalists Award for Specialty Reporting. Gordy has interviewed President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and other senior officials. She was named one of the NAACP’s “40 Under 40” in 2010, and the National Association of Black Journalists’ 2009 Emerging Journalist of the Year. Gordy has appeared as a guest analyst on CNN, MSNBC, NPR and TVOne. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Gordy holds a B.A. in Creative Nonfiction Writing and Africana Studies. She resides in Washington, D.C. emerging leaders series Conference Journal panelisTs Dr. Andre Perry is the Associate Director for Educational Initiatives for Loyola Institute for Quality and Equity in Education. Prior to as CEO of the Capital One-UNO Charter Network he helped manage four charter schools in post-Katrina New Orleans. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Perry earned his Ph.D. in education policy and leadership from the University of Maryland College Park. UNO Press recently released his new work of fiction, The Garden Path: The Miseducation of the City. Perry’s views, opinions and educational leadership have been featured on National Public Radio and CNN. Through his weekly newspaper column in The Louisiana Weekly, Perry provides political commentary on municipal governments and K-16 leadership and governance in Louisiana. He can also be heard on WWNO 89.9-FM during NPR’s “All Things Considered”. In 2010, Perry served on Mayor-Elect Mitch Landrieu’s Transition Team as the co-chair of the Education Taskforce. Along with Wilbert “Chill” Wilson, Perry service work is featured in the new documentary, “Close Ties: Tying on a New Tradition.” 19 iLead | iServe
  19. 19. Dr. Heather Harding has a professional career that has spanned classroom teaching, professional development, and empirical research. Her areas of expertise include culturally relevant pedagogy, urban school reform, qualitative research, and teacher education. Having begun her career as a Teach For America corps member in rural North Carolina, she has served in numerous roles in organizations including the Boston Plan for Excellence, Citizen Schools, the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, and KIPP She earned her . master’s and doctoral degrees in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where her thesis documented the work of four successful White urban middle school teachers. Her current role at TFA represents her second stint on staff; in the mid-nineties, she served as executive director in eastern North Carolina. A trained journalist, Heather attended the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and retains her love of investigative research and artful writing. Dr. Reagan Flowers is a STEM education pioneer impacting P-12 classrooms internationally. Having founded CSTEM in 2002, this inclusive education methodology has been implemented in over 260 P-12 schools, assisting with closing the achievement gap among ethnic-minority and underrepresented (females) students in the instructional areas of STEM. Her pragmatic understanding of effective STEM education reform in classrooms across the Nation has been instrumental in the successful implementation of the CSTEM Challenge model in each participating school. To date, over 50,000 students have been impacted by Dr. Flowers STEM education outreach efforts. She has authored several articles and two books, “The CSTEM Challenge: A Feeder Pattern Approach to Reaching All Students through Hands-on Project-based Learning” and “CSTEM Pedagogy: Your Guide to Project-Based Learning”, that have helped bring her innovative methods to life. Dr. Flowers chairs the board of the Texas High School for Careers and Post Secondary Success, chairs the STEM Education sub-committee for the Texas Business Education Coalition, serves as the vice chair of the American Leadership Forum Gulf Coast Chapter, is a 2011 World Innovation Summit on Education Award nominee, and has received numerous congressional recognitions for her leadership in STEM education. Kirk Clay is Senior Advisor at PowerPAC. Before joining PowerPAC, Mr. Clay led the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s (NAACP) political work as the National Civic Engagement Director. Earlier, Mr. Clay was Deputy Director of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), where he managed the day-to day overall operation.emerging leaders series Conference Journal He was also involved with efforts to mobilize members, activists, community leaders, faith leaders, and state legislators in grassroots issue campaigns. Before joining NCBCP Mr. Clay was a Deputy Director for People For the American Way’s field department. He managed the Partners for Public Education program, a project that mobilized community support for public education and worked with ministers from around the country to educate the African American community about the need to improve public schools. Mr. Clay organized pro-public education coalitions and rallies In 20 major cities around the United States. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife and three children. 20 Congressional BlaCk CauCus Foundation annual legislative ConFerenCe
  20. 20. ilead | iserve: saTurday, sepTemBer 24, 2011 10:30am-12:00pm emerging Room 202-A leaders in Media Partner: The Root aCTion During this session, a panel of young leaders from different sectors will discuss how they’ve practiced leadership and service in their professional and personal lives. They will also engage session participants in a dialogue about key issues of concern to their generation and strategies for addressing them through leadership and service. Discussion topics will include the stigma of the “apathetic millennial,” meaningful civic engagement across Gen Y and the approaching 2012 election. Rev. Derrick L. Boykin serves as the Associate for African American Leadership Outreach for Bread for the World. Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad by changing policies, programs and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist. After a number of years working with local communities and churches as Bread for the World’s Northeast Regional Organizer, Rev. Boykin has solidified his position as an emerging national leader in the African American community. He frequently serves as a spokesperson for Bread for the World, completing radio media tours and speaking engagements. Most recently, Rev. Boykin spoke at Princeton Theological Seminary’s Faith and Public Life Conference, and was interviewed by several radio stations on the subject of “Poverty and Hunger in the African-American Community.” Rev. Boykin is a graduate of Roanoke College in Salem, VA, where he received a B.A. in Religion and Philosophy. He holds graduate degrees from both Morehouse School of Religion in Atlanta, GA and the University of Sussex in Brighton, England. Rev. Boykin is an associate minister of Walker Memorial Baptist Church in the Bronx, New York. He is married to the lovely Annie Belot-Boykin and is the father of three beautiful children—Alanys, Charlize and Emil. Kalyn Hall is the Founder & Executive Director of Wifeys Link, Up Incorporated, a women’s empowerment organization based in Maryland that partners with exemplary women in emerging leaders series Conference Journal the community to share inspiring stories, tips and advice with young women trying to find their way. As the Executive Director she is responsible for establishing partnerships, leading the organizations initiatives, carrying out numerous executive duties and managing operations. Throughout the summer of 2011, the organization held a series of workshops in collaboration with Shepherds Cove Shelter to provide young women ages 18-25 with the tools needed to develop goal plans, enroll in education programs, build resumes and identify growth opportunities both personally and professionally. Kalyn is also employed full time at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation where she assists up to ten program managers and coordinators with the implementation and execution of education, economic, health and research programs. She received her A.S. in Business Administration from Prince George’s Community College and is currently taking online nonprofit training courses offered by Foundation Center, the world’s leading source for information on philanthropy. 21 iLead | iServe
  21. 21. Marvelyn Brown is a 27-year-old native Tennessean, learned she was HIV-positive at age 19. Since then she has moved both live and television audiences around the world with her compelling personal story. Her autobiography, The Naked Truth: Young, Beautiful and (HIV) Positive, was published by Amistad/HarperCollins in 2008.Her humanitarian work earned her a 2007 Emmy Award for Outstanding National PSA. Brown has appeared on CNN’s Black in America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and America’s Next Top Model. Articles including her story have appeared in Newsweek, U.S. News and Report, Fortune 500 and ESSENCE magazine. She is currently the CEO and an Independent HIV Consultant for, Marvelous Connections, which she founded in 2006, has an online boutique called, MARVSPIRATIONAL, and she is a proud ambassador for the Greater Than AIDS Campaign. Eniola Mafe joined Vital Voices in October 2010 as an Africa Program Coordinator. Eniola provides programmatic development and logistics support for Vital Voices programs in the U.S. and abroad. During graduate school she worked with Vital Voices, first as a Graduate Intern and later as a consultant for the Africa Program, where she supported efforts to design, implement and evaluate the capacity-building efforts of six businesswomen’s associations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining Vital Voices, Eniola worked with Women’s World Banking Ghana (WWBG), a microfinance institution. She also interned with the Corporate Responsibility group at APCO worldwide. She began her career as an Equity Financing Analyst at Merrill Lynch, where she managed hedge fund client relationships. Eniola earned an MA from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, specializing in International Business and Development and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Honors in International Studies from Spelman College. Diallo Shabazz is a nationally-recognized leader in nonprofit consulting and leadership training. Diallo currently serves as the Director of Green Career Development at Solar One, and focuses on workforce development related to the green construction, renewable energy, and energy efficiency industries. Over the past two years, he has helped lead a program that has trained over 1,000 low-income residents in green jobs. Diallo is also a co-founder and principal of Radical Ideas, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in education management, leadership development, and non-profit consulting. He also serves as Regional Director for the Youth and College Division of the NAACP .emerging leaders series Conference Journal 22 Congressional BlaCk CauCus Foundation annual legislative ConFerenCe
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  23. 23. sessions oF inTeresT CBCF FILM SERIES Robert Townsend’s “In the Hive” Tuesday, September 20, 2011 FUTURE FOCUS SERIES 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM HIV Criminalization: Why It Should Matter to You United States Navy Memorial, Naval Heritage Center Friday, September 23, 2011 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CBCF ALUMNI SERIES WCC Room 201 Haiti: She’s My Sister Wednesday, September 21, 2011 General Session Luncheon 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Friday, September 23, 2011 WCC Room 146-A 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM WCC Ballroom C FUTURE FOCUS SERIES Lasting Advantage 2: Social Media & Entrepreneurship: Using Cultural Competence to Build Early Using Technology to Build a Successful Business Reading Proficiency among Black Students Friday, September 23, 2011 Wednesday, September 21, 2011 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM WCC Room 146-B WCC Room 140-A Invest in the Next: CBCF ALUMNI SERIES Youth Empowerment Starts with You! iEducate: Making 21st Century Classrooms Friday, September 23, 2011 Work for Students of Color 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Thursday, September 22, 2011 WCC Room 144-BC 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM WCC Room 207-B YOUNG, GIFTED and BLACK BRAINTRUST Friday, September 23, 2011 CBCF FILM SERIES: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Advocacy Reform - A Film Screening of WCC Room 201 “Out For Good” “Vanishing Pearls: Hip-Hop Activism in a The Oystermen of Pointe a la Hache” Politically-Polarized America “You Gotta Dance” and Friday, September 23, 2011 “Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock” 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMemerging leaders series Conference Journal Thursday, September 22, 2011 WCC Room 146-A 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM WCC Room 146-C Declaring War on the “War on Drugs”: An Inter-generational Dialogue Youth & Criminal Justice: Creating A Brighter Saturday, September 24, 2011 Future for African-American Children 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Thursday, September 22, 2011 WCC Room 145-A 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM WCC Room 143-C CBCF ALUMNI SERIES Ready.Set.Engage! Sojourner Truth… Saturday, September 24, 2011 Continuing the Legacy Bridging the Gap 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM from Civil Rights to Cyber-Activism WCC Room 140-B Friday, September 23, 2011 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM 24 WCC Room 144-BC Congressional BlaCk CauCus Foundation annual legislative ConFerenCe
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