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AUG 3. 2016, 9 - 4:30 p.m. at the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists combined national conference in Washington, D.C.
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America has reached a volatile crossroads between 20th century exclusion and 21st century progress. A commitment to a modern path requires inclusion and economic empowerment of underrepresented Americans. In partnership with the National Association of Black Journalists, our learning lab will expose attendees to governmental, philanthropic and corporate efforts to transform the nation’s divisions into a renewed landscape of economic equity and inclusive competitiveness. Journalists will meet the leading change-makers, visionaries and experts across sectors of education, entrepreneurship, tech-based workforce and economic development. We will address current problems and introduce new relevant data, knowledge and resources to craft a new 21st century narrative for a globally competitiv #InclusiveAmerica
Forging a New 21st Century Economic Narrative
NABJ Learning Lab, Powered by ScaleUp Partners
Aug 3 | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
This lab will expose attendees to high influencers, governmental, philanthropic and corporate efforts to transform the nation’s divided sectors into a renewed landscape of economic equity and Inclusive Competitiveness™. A commitment to a modern path requires inclusion and economic empowerment of underrepresented Americans. Journalists will meet the leading change-makers, visionaries and experts across areas of education, entrepreneurship, tech-based workforce and economic development.This lab will address current problems and introduce new relevant data, knowledge and resources to craft a new 21st century narrative for a globally competitive Inclusive America. Benefits: Access to new and emerging information, data, resources and national experts.
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8:30 Morning Stars Continental Breakfast-
8:45- 9 a.m.- Screening preview of Mothers of the Revolution.SPONSORED BY CAMPAIGN FOR BLACK MALE ACHIEVEMENT.
9 a.m.- 10:15 : Black Males Re-Imagined – Protest, Power, and Promise. SPONSORED BY CAMPAIGN FOR BLACK MALE ACHIEVEMENT.
10:15- 11:50- Media Imagery & Valuing Black Males. SPONSORED BY CITIES UNITED.
11:50- 12:15- Inclusive America: Reaching Beyond the Margins. Sponsored by scaleup Partners.
1 p.m.- 1:30- Empowering 21st Century Inner City Innovation- Sponsored by ScaleUP Partners.
1:30- 2:05- Inclusive Competitiveness: An Economic Imperative®- Sponsored by ScaleUp Partners.
2:05-3pm: The Changing Face of Entrepreneurship- Sponsored by the CASE FOundation
3:15- 4: Am I An Entrepreneur? Challenging the Stereotypes - SPONSORED BY THE CASE FOUNDATION
4- 4:30: Special Keynote- DOWNLOAD THE APP For breaking news about this honored guest.
8:30 am: MORNING STARS CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Come early and eat, meet and greet several of our fantastic line-up of speakers:
8:45- Mothers of the Revolution
SESSION BLOCK A - Black MALES Re-Imagined – Protest, Power, and Promise- SPONSORED BY CAMPAIGN FOR BLACK MALE ACHIEVEMENT (CBMA)
DESCRIPTION: The power of collective activism and the intersectionality of art, philanthropy, and media in changing the narrative around Black men and boys. An Inclusive America requires access to opportunity for all to feel safe and empowered in a capitalist society. Historically, Black Americans have not been afforded equal treatment by institutional forces and lack equal opportunity to compete. To open the learning lab, we will assemble prominent voices calling for a reimagining of black men and boys wherein they contribute to a landscape of racial justice, peace and economic empowerment of all citizens. Media Q&A included in session.
Opening Address: Shawn Dove,
Moderated Panel and Audience Q&A
· Rashid Shabazz, VP of Communications, CBMA (Moderator)
· Judith Browne Dianis, Executive Director, Advancement Project
· Rashad Robinson, Executive Director, Color of Change
· Gina Belafonte, Co-Director, SanKofa
SESSION BLOCK B - MEDIA IMAGERY & VALUING BLACK MALES: ADDRESSING STRUCTURAL AND PHYSICAL VIOLENCE. SPONSORED BY CITIES UNITED
DESCRIPTION: Mayors of cities are uniting to address structural and physical violence. Systemic scarcity in communities of color heightens community stress and fuels derivative physical violence. These mayors are engaged in solution-oriented efforts, making incremental progress and producing promising stories that inspire and empower. This session will introduce to journalists collaborative cities and efforts working to improve access to 21st century resources in low-opportunity communities of color and improve the lives of their residents.
Opening By Anthony Smith, CEO Cities United
· Anthony Smith, Executive Director, Cities United
· Mayor William A. Bell, Birmingham, AL
· John “Jack” Calhoun, Hope Matters
· Marcus T. Ellis, Safer, Strong DC; Exec Office of Mayor
SESSION BLOCK C: INCLUSIVE AMERICA: REACHING BEYOND THE MARGINS. SPONSORED BY SCALEUP PARTNERS
DESCRIPTION: More than 600,000 released inmates flood America’s poorest communities each year. These re-entering citizens desperately seek access to resources of economic empowerment and a pathway to the American Dream. Families and government systems offer the only support and resources for their initial steps along the path. An Inclusive America cannot afford to leave behind millions of Americans who seek survival on the outer edges of society. These are the stories of tens of millions of citizens struggling to find access to opportunity in an Inclusive America.
Soffiya Elijah, Former Exec. Dir. Correctional Association of NY, and Exec. Dir. of The Alliance of Families for Justice;
Antonio Yarbough, Alliance of Families for Justice; exonerated in 2014 after more than two decades in the notorious Attica Correctional Facility for crimes he did not commit.
SESSION BLOCK D - EMPOWERING 21st CENTURY INNER CITY INNOVATION
DESCRIPTION: The U.S. economy has fundamentally changed from 20th century agrarian and manufacturing economies into a knowledge-based, creativity-driven, innovation economy. Economic upward mobility and the future prosperity landscape for millions of Americans will depend upon their entrepreneurial skills. In other words, 21st century job-creation means creating your own job. This session will tell the story of economic revitalization occurring in Detroit, where residents have found new opportunities in starting their own businesses.
Film preview of Generation Start Up. Q&A: Cheryl Houser, Co-Director, Producer, Generation Startup film
SESSION BLOCK E: A 21st CENTURY NATIONAL ECONOMIC IMPERATIVE
DESCRIPTION: The number one concern of the American electorate is the economy and jobs. But most don’t know how our 21st Century Innovation Economy works to produce jobs. A compelling case is presented in this session for a national narrative that combines the two distinct languages of economic inclusion and economic competitiveness. Journalists will learn the black and white challenges inherent in speaking different economic languages, when one side speaks inclusion and the other speaks competitiveness, and how together they form the need for developing community systems based on Inclusive Competitiveness® strategies, plans and infrastructure that combine the two languages. This session reveals why Inclusive Competitiveness is a national economic imperative currently playing out in presidential politics. Learn how this emerging economic vision can potentially unite Americans under a common cause to empower underrepresented populations seeking to compete in a 21st century tech-driven global economy.
SESSION BLOCK F: THE CHANGING FACE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP- SPONSORED BY THE CASE FOUNDATION
DESCRIPTION: The face of entrepreneurship is changing across the nation. News organizations play a big part in changing the narrative that influences perceptions of what it means to be an entrepreneur. No longer is building a global brand just for white guys in hoodies straight out of an Ivy League university. The Case Foundation experts in the field will explore how women and entrepreneurs of color are fueling economic growth, creating new jobs and improving economic opportunities for communities. Learn why African Americans are making up the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the US and the secret sauce of women-backed startups that have yielded multi-million dollar venture capital investment rounds.
2:15 – 2:50 pm:
Fireside Chat with Sheila Herrling, Senior VP for Social Innovation, Case Foundation (Interviewer)
· Kathryn Finney, Founder, CEO, Digital Undivided (interviewee)
· Alejandra Castillo, National Director, Minority Business Development Agency (Interviewee)
SESSION BLOCK G: AM I AN ENTREPRENEUR? CHALLENGING THE STEREOTYPES - SPONSORED BY THE CASE FOUNDATION
DESCRIPTION: A new wave of investment and entrepreneurship in the U.S. with a focus on inclusive networks is sweeping across the US. What are the challenges and opportunities entrepreneurs of color face when building their brands? How can we expand deal flow? What role do media organizations play in sharing the stories of black owned businesses? Learn both investor and entrepreneur perspectives on what it takes to develop scalable companies led by entrepreneurs of color and how to bring the deal process to life for diverse founders.
3:10 – 3:55 pm:
Panel Moderator, Sarah Koch, Vice President of Social innovation, Case Foundation
· Black Enterprise – Derek T. Dingle, Chief Content Officer, Black Enterprise magazine
· Laura Weidman Powers, Co-founder and CEO of CODE2040
· Lilibeth Gangas, Chief Tech Community Officer, Kapor Center for Social Impact
CLOSING KEYNOTE: SPECIAL GUEST
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