Virtual 34th Annual Conference
LEADING WITH PURPOSE
Navigating The Challenges of Today, as We Build a Brighter Future
September 17-19, 2020
The 2020 Virtual Annual Conference is Live on September 17th at 2:00 PM
- THURSDAY - SEPT 17
- FRIDAY - SEPT 18
- SATURDAY - SEPT 19
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
OPENING CEREMONY (CANDLELIGHTING)
Sponsor: Delta Air Lines
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM
100 BLACK MEN AWARDS CEREMONY
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Power Forum I - Corporate America and Black America Working Together to Achieve Economic Emancipation
Overview: Corporate America and Black America have held an unequal balance for centuries. According to the Center for Talent Innovation report, Being Black in Corporate America, “Today’s diversity and inclusion efforts are failing African-American professionals. Despite being ambitious, having strong professional networks, and being career driven, black professionals face slow career advancement, which makes them more likely to leave.” During this Power Forum, corporate leaders will share best practices to create a more equitable and inclusive workplace for Black America and achieve economic emancipation.
Roland Martin, Journalist, NuVision Media, Inc.
Victor Barnes, Vice President, Global Finance, The Coca-Cola Company, McDonald’s Division
Melvin Rodriguez, COO, Mielle Organics
Eric Phillips, Senior Vice President, Airport Customer Service and Cargo, Delta Air Lines
Bonita Coleman Stewart, Vice President, Global Partnerships, Google
Kelley Cornish, Enterprise Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Integration Leader, Wells Fargo & Company
Sponsors: The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, UPS and Wells Fargo
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Power Forum II - Generational Leadership: The Revolution of Mentoring and Educating to Take Control Over Our History
Overview: The truth about African-American history has not been taught in schools as an attempt to erase the horrifying acts of mankind. Now is the time to mentor and educate our youth on Black History and culture so, we can take control over our history in the future. During this Power Forum, panel experts will reveal the hidden truth about African-American history and educate attendees on ways to move Black History in a positive direction.
Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, President, Benedict College
Dr. Thomas Parham, Ph.D., President, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Dr. Calvin Mackie, Ph.D., Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur, Activist, and Inventor
Dr. Lonnie Johnson, CEO and Founder, Johnson Research & Development and Johnson Battery Technology
Sponsors: EdChoice and Georgia Pacific
5:15 PM – 6:30 PM
Power Forum III - Women of Influence: Leading During A Time of Challenges
Overview: Women have stepped up in leadership roles to push women’s rights and empowerment movements, drive gender equality and halt the corporate glass ceiling, and progress in politics and pop culture. During this Power Forum, a panel of influential women will share stories on how they are able to remain a strong leader during the many challenges that are occurring today.
Judge Glenda Hatchett, Esq., Founder, The Hatchett Firm, PC
Valerie Love, SVP of Human Resources, Coca-Cola North America
Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Ph.D., National President, National Council of Negro Women
Monique Rodriguez, CEO, Mielle Organics, LLC.
Dr. Bernice A. King, President & CEO, Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change
Sponsors: The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, UPS and Wells Fargo
6:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Mental Health Mindfulness Break
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Power Forum IV - Health Care 2.0 - Pressing the Reset Button on the Health of Black America
Overview: America’s healthcare system is rampant with inequities that have prevented Black Americans from achieving the optimal health they deserve. These inequities contribute to a poor quality of life, uneven or no access to healthcare services, and worse health outcomes for similar chronic diseases; and most importantly, they lead to a dramatically shorter life expectancy for Black people. The COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed the health vulnerabilities of the Black community. During this Health Care 2.0 Initiative Forum, our panel of health experts are going to educate participants on how to strategically take control of their health and navigate the healthcare system. They will explain the significant impact COVID-19 has had on the health and well-being of the Black community and address the root causes of the disproportionate sequelae of chronic health conditions. The speakers will provide ways to improve the cognitive, behavioral, and physical health of Black families amidst a broken healthcare system that is failing them.
We will work to achieve this ambitious goal through the following:
- Educational empowerment
- Providing strategies and resources for tracking personal health information
- Access to technology for persistent self-monitoring
- Early alerting of deviations in health status via our national Health Care 2.0 initiative and the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) applications
Dr. Omar Danner, Professor of Surgery, and the Chief of Surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital for the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM)
Dr. Herman Taylor, Director and Endowed Professor of the Cardiovascular Research Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine
Dr. Eric Griggs, Director of Community Medicine- Access Health Louisiana
Sponsors: AARP, Anthem’s Take Action for Health, and Pfizer
8:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Wrap-up - What are Our Actions?
As we close out the Power Forums, Chairman Dortch and Vice Chairman Dotson will provide their closing actions for 100 Black Men chapters, Collegiate 100 students, youth, and communities served.
Chairman Thomas W. Dortch Jr.
Vice Chairman Albert E. Dotson, Jr., Esq.
9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
International District Candidates' Forum (Delegates Only)
7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Candidates Forums (Delegates Only)
- Vice Chair
- Chairman of the Board
- South Central
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Delegates Check-in (Delegates Only)
8:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Delegates Assembly Business Meeting (Delegates Only)
10:30 AM – 11:30 PM
Report From Our Youth Forum
Overview: During this Power Forum, mentees will get to showcase their talents, report on their accomplishments, and express their concerns around the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
General Election Polls Open (Delegates Only)
11:30 AM – 11:55 PM
Youth Mindfulness Session
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Barbershop Youth Forum: “Taking A Cut Out of Life”
Overview: Taking A Cut Out of Life by 100 Black Men of America, Inc. is a traveling series birthed from the experiences of so many African American males, from youth to adulthood. In the book, The Miracles of Mentoring, Thomas W. Dortch Jr. reminisces on a familiar scene where African American men discuss the issues of the community while sharing knowledge and opinions with youth. The barbershop has always been somewhat of a cultural rite of passage, where wisdom is shared with the next generation of men. In response to the urgent need to deliver real solutions, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. has activated the 100 Network to deliver the 100 Barber Shop Tour across the United States. Get ready for real talk to enter the public discourse.
Ed Gordon, Emmy Award Winning Journalist
Chaka Zulu, Head of Artist and Talent Relations, Spotify
Stedman Graham, Author, Speaker, and Entrepreneur, Stedman Graham Associates, Inc.
Paul “P.J.” Hill, Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors
Major General Kevin Vereen, U.S. Army Recruiting Command
Sponsor: Delta Air Lines, McDonald’s, State Farm, U.S. Army and Walmart
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Wells Fargo Hands on Banking Youth Simulation Activity
Overview: This activity is a great way to engage high school and college aged young adults. During the Hands on Banking Experience, participants are assigned a profile detailing career, income, and family information. They visit various stations that mimic real life expenses such as clothing, groceries, transportation, and childcare. At each of these stations, participants will have to make selections within the constraints of their budget.