We are just 2 weeks away from our 3rd Annual Black Lives Matter Summit: Our seats are filling up fast, so please take a look at the agenda and panel listings and make sure to register today...
The Day at a Glance
9 – 10 AM Registration/Breakfast
10 AM Intro/Purpose/Ground Rules
10:15 AM Welcome Address VP Michael A. Baston
10:30 AM Main Panel(Islam)
11:45 AM Keynote Address: Tamika Mallory, National Co-Chair, Womens March on Washngton
12:30 PM Lunch in E-Atrium
1:30 Afternoon Breakout Sessions (3)
2:45 PM Q and A with Nicole Paultre-Bell (Widow of Sean Bell, Killed by the NYPD in 2006)
3:45 PM Affirmation/Closing
Islamic Panel – Moderator Darren Ferguson
Location: Mainstage Theater @ 10:30 AM
Focus: This Panel will focus on how falsehoods concerning Islam have become narratives in this post 9/11 Society and the challenges Muslims face when working toward justice equality in the BLM Era.
Imam Talib Abdur Rashid, Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood
Imam Talib Abdus Sabur, Muslim Chaplain, NYC Department of Corrections
Aisha Al-Adawiya, Founder and Chair, Women in Islam, Inc.
Omar Mohammedi, Esq, Founder and Managing Partner, OTM Law
b. Resistance Panel – Moderator: Dr. Robert Romaro Walton
Location: E-500 @ 1:30 PM
Focus: A discussion geared towards the understanding of resistance movements and how they must evolve in order to be relevant in the Black Lives Matter Era.
Kirsten J. Foy, President, Brooklyn Chapter of the National Action Network
Rev. Vernon Williams, Harlem Community Activist and Anti-Violence Organizer
Rev. Conrad Tillard, Former Leader of Muhammad's Mosque #7, Pastor and Community Leader
Imam Zulqarnain Abu-Shahid, Prison/Hospital Chaplain and Muslim Cleric
c. Womanist Panel -- Moderator: Ms. Marell Ellis
Focus: A Conversation on Black Womens rights in the BLM era with a focus on Womens reproductive rights and pay equality.
Dr. Karen Williams, Deputy to the VP of Student Affairs, LaGuardia Community College
Dr. Nyasha Grayman-Simpson, Associate Professor of Psychology, Goucher College; Owner/Operator Wisdom Counseling-Baltimore, LLC
Candace Simpson, Seminarian and Brooklyn Activist
Ashley Mangual, LaGuardia Community College Student
d. Intersections Panel – Moderator: Dr. Allia Abdulla Matta
Focus: Gaining understanding on how a plethora of issues are actually essential and intersecting segments of the civil rights/BLM Movement
Education – Dr. Alfonso Wyatt, Founder of Strategic Destines and Author of "Mentoring from the Inside"
Civil Rights - Aisha Karefa-Smart, Neice of the late Author and activist James Baldwin
Criminal Justice – John Chaney, Professor of Criminal Justice, LaGuardia Community College
LGBTQIA Issues – Steven Roa, LaGuardia Community College Student