44th Dr. McMillan National Conference on the Black Family in America
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44th Dr. McMillan National Conference on the Black Family in America

44th Dr. McMillan National Conference on the Black Family in America

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Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport

2735 Crittenden Drive

Louisville, KY 40209

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The vision of the Black Family Conference at the University of Louisville is to help educate families to become more empowered, engaged, equipped and able to elevate every member to maximize their quality of life.

The University of Louisville’s National Black Family Conference is a premier conference of its kind; with its focus on addressing the rich African American history as well as the, past and present, struggles and implications for the present and future. Named in honor of Dr. Joseph H. McMillian, the founder of the conference and UofL administrator for over 30 years. The 44th Dr. Joseph H. McMillan National Black Family Conference will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2735 Crittenden Dr, Louisville, KY 40209, 502-637-2424 on February 24-25, 2017. We are excited to announce our theme, "Back to the Basics: Strengthening the Family and Community". Our Friday evening keynote speaker will be Dr. Michael Eric Dyson.


Conference Itinerary

Friday, February 24, 2017

9:00am - 9:15am - Opening Remarks and Greetings - Dr. Mordean Taylor-Archer

Betty Baye, Chair

9:15am - 10:30am – Plenary Session – Moderator Betty Baye

“Back to the Basics: Strengthening the Family and Community Preakness Suite

Sadiqa Reynolds, Louisville Urban League

Rev. Corrie Shull, Burnette Avenue Baptist Church

Rashaad Abdur-Rahman, Louisville Metro Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods

Kevin Fields, Sr., Louisville Central Community Center


Breakout Sessions

10:30am - 11:45pm


How to Discover & Strengthen Your Family’s Education Legacy Derby Suite

Bobbi Hicks


Racial Battle Fatigue and Mental Health the Effects on the Black Belmont Suite

Family and Community

Dr. Delila Owens - University of Akron


Deconstructing the Narratives about Black Fathers Through Jefferson Suite

Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Programs

Azaliah Israel - University of Arkansas


11:45am - 1:00pm: Lunch on your own

Breakout Sessions

1:00pm - 2:15pm

The Role of the Civil Rights Movement in Strengthening the Derby Suite

Black Race and Community

Dr. Antoinette Davis - Eastern Kentucky University


The Impact of Higher Education Policy on Access & Belmont Suite

Achievement: Among Black low SES Students

Jonathan Hughes – University of Louisville

Dream Deferred: Exploring Leadership among Jefferson Suite

High Potential Underserved Employees in the Workplace

Dr. Michelle Rosemond – University of Louisville

2:15pm - 2:30pm Break

Breakout Sessions

2:30pm - 3:45pm

The Black Church, The Black family and the Dying Connection Derby Suite

Karen R. Brawner

How Cooperative Economic Innovate the Access and Delivery Belmont Suite

of Good Food in Kentucky

Cassia Herron

4 Your Child: Dads Making a Difference Jefferson Suite

Dr. Armon Perry, University of Louisville

3:45pm - 6:45pm Break

Conversations and networking session with the presenters – Twin Spires Room

7:00pm – 8:30pm : Banquet & Keynote Speaker - Dr. Michael Eric Dyson Triple Crown Ballroom

Saturday, February 25, 2017

9:30am – 10:30am

Plenary Session

Women Engaged (WE) Back to the Basics Preakness Suite

Debra Wells

Diane Lewis Brown

Dana Seay

Chinwe Idigo


10:30am - 10:45am Break

Breakout Sessions

10:45am - 12:00pm

Parental Engagement Matters Derby Suite

Ria Chandler

'The Blueprint: An Exploration of Systemic Discrimination Belmont Suite

and Guide to a Better Future'

Jordan Jackson – University of Kentucky

12:00pm - 12:30pm Break

12:30pm - 2:00pm:

Closing Discussion – ‘Community or Chao? - Preakness Suite

Where do we go from here?’

Luncheon Keynote - Dr. Ricky Jones


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