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Project 400 - Confronting the Twin Pandemics: Covid-19 & Racial Injustice

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Virtual conference featuring keynote speakers Rolling Stone Magazine senior writer Jamil Smith and former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner.

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Welcome to the Project 400 Virtual Conference!

This two-day virtual conference will examine how the Covid-19 pandemic magnified disparities in many aspects of our lives, including health care, education, and technology. It will also focus on the racial injustice and inequities still prevalent in the United States and take a closer look at the criminal justice system and other social justice issues.

The conference will take place Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. We are excited to have two leading voices for social justice headlining each day for us.

Friday’s Keynote Speaker: Jamil Smith, Rolling Stone Jamil Smith is a Senior Writer at Rolling Stone, where he covers national affairs and culture. This journalist was formerly a senior editor at The New Republic and a senior national correspondent at MTV News. He is also Emmy Award-winning television producer. He is widely recognized for his commentary on race, gender, national politics, and pop culture. Smith earned his bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a native Clevelander and graduate of Shaker Heights High School.

Saturday’s Keynote Speaker: Ohio Sen. Nina Turner Nina Turner is a politician who is well-known for her staunch advocacy for underrepresented and disenfranchised people. She is a former Ohio State Senator and former member of Cleveland City Council. She most recently served as National Co-Chair for the 2020 campaign of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Turner is a native Clevelander who graduated from John F. Kennedy High School. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from Cleveland State University. She began her academic career at Cuyahoga Community College, where she currently teaches history.

Other sessions:

Friday

11:30 a.m. Health Care Panel

1:20 p.m. Racial Inequities in the COVID-19 Era Panel

Saturday

11:30 a.m. Policing, Mass Incarceration, & The Social Control of Black America Panel

1:20 p.m. Education and Social Justice Panel

Interlude Sessions:

Friday

Poetry Reading- Ephraim Nehemiah - Poet; Twelve Literary Arts

Poetry Reading- Darius Simpson- Writer and Poet; Darrius Simpson

Saturday

Musical Recording - Tay Da Prince featuring John Legend

Poetry Reading- Daniel Gray-Kontar - Poet; Twelve Literary Arts

Join us for this critical conversation on race as the foundation of systemic inequities and an exploration of strategies to address those injustices.

Project 400 began in 2019 as a year-long observation of the arrival of the first Africans brought to the British Colonies in North America in 1619. This conference is the second planned by a committee of academic and community leaders to continue the conversation about the historic and contemporary challenges faced by African Americans in the United States.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor – The George Gund Foundation

Gold Sponsor – Cleveland Public Theatre

Silver Sponsor – Cuyahoga Community College

Bronze Sponsors – Canalway Partners and University Circle, Inc.

Scholarships are available upon inquiry.

We encourage you to share your experience, quotes, and memorable moments from Project 400 on social media using the event hashtag #Project400CSU.

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