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Join Us in Uplifting Men and Boys of Color in California - Tuesday 10.8.19

Introduction

On Tuesday, October 8, 2019 we will convene a diverse set of professionals to explore opportunities, actions and strategies that can be utilized to Uplift Men and Boys of Color (MBOC) and accomplish My Brothers Keeper (MBK) objectives in California. Speakers include public health and mental health practitioners, non-profit organizations, health departments, policy-makers, funders, artists, community advocates, law enforcement and probation, researchers, school personnel, local elected officials and youth. We expect a crowd of up to 125+ participants representing dozens of organizations convening to learn more about tools and concepts that can be used to uplift men/boys and women/girls of color in California.

Conference Theme

Uplifting Men and Boys of Color (MBOC) in California: Addressing Trauma and Promoting Mental Health Resiliency and Community Wellbeing with Native Sacred Indigenous Music and African Drumming Performance

What is the purpose of the overall purpose of the 2019 Uplifting People of Color in California conference? Like last year, the purpose of the 2019 Uplifting People of Color in California conference is to: (1) uplift people of color; (2) convene a group of established and emerging leaders of color from California’s non-profit and government sectors; (3) provide a professional networking opportunity for early-career and mid-career professionals of color from the non-profit and governmental sectors; (4) offer high-quality continuing education focused on uplifting communities of color; (5) elevate emerging leaders of color; (6) provide a forum where people of color can speak freely about issues impacting people of color; (7) develop and track countywide and statewide policies to uplift people of color; (8) promote equity; and, (9) batter down and smash racism, injustice and inequity.

What are the 2019 conference objectives? At the end of this conference, attendees will be able to (a) strengthen their professional networks; (b) identify and connect with potential professional mentors; (c) describe key issues faced by women and girls of color in California; (d) assess the impact of key health issues on people of color; ( e) understand the importance of intersectionality and multisectoral approaches in addressing issues faced by women and girls of color; (f) discuss the intersection of Trauma x Resiliency, Mental Health and Community Wellbeing; and, (g) identify policies, programs and actions that can uplift people of color.

Featured Speakers:

  • Dr. Meeta Banerjee, Assistant Professor, Dept of Psychology, CSUN

  • Orameh Bagheri, Founder, OraRoot Yoga

  • Dr. Randal Henry, Founder/Chief Intelligence Officer, Community Intelligence

  • Brian Malte, Executive Director, Hope and Heal Fund

  • Marc Philpart, Managing Director, PolicyLink

  • Dr. Angelo Williams, Deputy Director, California Black Health Network

  • Paco Retana MSW, LCSW, VP of Programs, Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic

  • Anthony Galace, Health Equity Manager, Greenlining Institute

  • Isaac Bryan, MPP, UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies

  • Arthur F. Argomaniz, Project and Research Associate, Center for the Study of Social Policy; and, Steering Committee, Trauma Informed LA

  • Serrano Barnes, School Transformation Specialist, Centinela Youth Services

  • Dr. Acooba Scott, Educator & Vegan Chef, Founder/Owner, Acooba's Kitchen

  • Marina Scott, Vegan Entrepreneur & Alternative Economics

EVENT AGENDA:

8:30 am Check-in/Registration, Breakfast + Networking

8:50 am to 9:10 am Qi Gong Exercises for Social Justice Warriors

9:15 am to 9:25 am Welcome Statement and Conference Opening

9:30 am to 9:50 am Sacred Indigenous Musical Opening

  • Musician: Chris Garcia

10:00 am to 10:30 am Opening Address: Addressing The Impact of Trauma on Communities of Color and the Importance of Building Mental Health Resiliency and Wellbeing

  • Speaker: Dr. Randal Henry, Founder, Community Intelligence


10:35 am to 11:05 am Keynote Address:

  • Awaiting Confirmation of Speaker

11:15 am to 12 Noon African Drumming and Dance

  • Awaiting Confirmation of African Dance and Drum Troupe

12:05 pm to 12:35 pm Lunch

12:40 pm to 1:40 pm Breakout Sessions

  • Violence Policy Center - Reducing Homicide Victimization Among Latino Men and Boys in California

  • RootYoga - Mending Racialized Trauma

  • Greenlining Institute - Improving the Lives of Boys and Men of Color

  • California State University Northridge - The Importance of Positive Black Socialization

  • California Black Health Network - Advancing a Health Agenda for Black Men and Boys

1:50 pm to 2:50 pm Breakout Sessions

  • CBIM Southwest USA - Coaching Boys Into Men - Developing Healthy Teen Relationships and Preventing Violence

  • UCLA - Million Dollar Hoods Project - UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies

  • PolicyLink - A New Approach to Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention

  • Acooba's Kitchen - Going Green for Health - Adopting Healthy Eating, healthy Lifestyles and Alternative Economics

  • To Be Announced

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Closing Plenary Panel Session: Building Mental Health Resiliency and Wellbeing in Communities of Color

  • Moderator:

  • Paco Retana, MSW, LCSW, VP of Programs, Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic

  • Panelists:

  • Marc Philpart, Managing Director, PolicyLink

  • Dr. Angelo Williams, Deputy Director, California Black Health Network

  • Anthony Galace, Health Equity Manager, Greenlining Institute

  • Isaac Bryan, MPP, UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies

  • To Be Named Later

4:10 pm Adjourn

Event Location:

The California Endowment Los Angeles Conference Center 1000 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Date

Tuesday October 9, 2018.

Who Should Attend

People and organizations (everyone) who support and/or are working to uplift Men and Boys & Women and Girls of Color in California are welcome to attend the 2019 Uplifting Men and Boys of Color in California Conference. Students and youth of color are strongly encouraged to attend, welcome to participate in discussions and partake in all conference events. Also, adults who work with, or whose work impacts/is intended to impact, MBOC are also strongly encouraged to attend including: Advocates, Coalition members, Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence, Educators, Gang Prevention and Intervention Task Force participants, Mental Health professionals, My Brother's Keeper (MBK) projects, Public Health professionals, Researchers, School District personnel, Students, Teachers, Trauma Prevention, Violence Prevention experts, Youth Development,

Amenities

Continental breakfast, vegetarian/vegan lunch, snacks, tea and coffee will be available to registered attendees.



  • Arthur F. Argomaniz

    Arthur F. Argomaniz

    Center for the Study of Social Policy; and, Trauma Informed LA Project and Research Associate; and, Steering Committee Member
  • Orameh Bagheri

    Orameh Bagheri

    OraRoot Yoga Founder
  • SB Serrano Barnes

    Serrano Barnes

    Inglewood Unified School District School Transformation Specialist
  • African Drummers and Dancers

    African Drummers and Dancers

    Rhythm Arts Alliance Event Partner
  • Anthony Galace

    Anthony Galace

    Greenlining Institute Health Equity Manager
  • Chris Garcia

    Chris Garcia

    Christopher Garcia Music Musician
  • Dr. Randal Henry

    Dr. Randal Henry

    Community Intelligence Founder
  • Ash Kalra - Invited

    Ash Kalra - Invited

    California State Assembly - District 27 Assembly Member, Member Select Committee on the Status of Men and Boys of Color
  • Eduardo Garcia - Invited

    Eduardo Garcia - Invited

    California State Assembly - District 56 Assembly Member, Chair - Select Committee on the Status of Men and Boys of Color
  • Evan

    Evan "Christo" Greer - Invited

    Rhythm Arts Alliance Teaching Artist
  • James C. Ramos - Invited

    James C. Ramos - Invited

    California State Assembly - District 40 Assembly Member, Member Select Committee on the Status of Men and Boys of Color
  • Paco Retana , MSW, LCSW

    Paco Retana , MSW, LCSW

    WellNest formerly called Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic VP of Programs
  • Brian Malte

    Brian Malte

    Hope and Heal Fund Executive Director
  • Isaac Bryan, MPP

    Isaac Bryan, MPP

    UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies and the Million Dollar Hoods Project
  • Event Partner

    Event Partner

    Community Intelligence
  • Event Partner

    Event Partner

    Hope and Heal Fund
  • Event Partner

    Event Partner

    Violence Policy Center
  • Event Partner

    Event Partner

    Acooba's Kitchen Educator & Vegan Chef
  • Event Partner

    Event Partner

    Greenlining Institute http://greenlining.org/
  • Event Partner

    Event Partner

    UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies https://bunchecenter.ucla.edu/
  • Event Partner

    Event Partner

    Wellnest (formerly Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic) http://www.lacgc.org/
  • Event Partner

    Event Partner

    The California Endowment https://www.calendow.org/
  • Meeta Banerjee, MSW, PH.D.

    Meeta Banerjee, MSW, PH.D.

    California State University- Northridge Assistant Professor Department of Psychology Secretary/Treasurer SRCD Black Caucus
  • Marc Philpart

    Marc Philpart

    PolicyLink Managing Director
  • MR Mikaela Randolph

    Mikaela Randolph

    Randolph Consulting Founder
  • Dr. Acooba Scott

    Dr. Acooba Scott

    Acooba's Kitchen Entrepreneur, Educator, Vegan Chef
  • Marina Scott

    Marina Scott

    NuEden Co-Founder/Creative Director
  • Josh Sugarmann

    Josh Sugarmann

    Violence Policy Center Executive Director
  • Peter Walden

    Peter Walden

    Rhythm Arts Alliance Executive Director
  • Breathe: Qi Gong Practice for Health and Wellbeing

    Breathe: Qi Gong Practice for Health and Wellbeing

    Dharma Health Institute Qi Gong Book
  • Dr. Angelo Williams

    Dr. Angelo Williams

    California Black Health Network Deputy Director

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