Past BAS Panels

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24+ Panels

70+ Speakers

24+ Hours of Content

Black America Summit I Topics: EDUCATION, COVID-19, HEALTH, CHILD/DOMESTIC ABUSE

Week 1

EDUCATION

The Problems
Our Actions
The Way Forward

HEALTH

Frontline experiences
Myths vs. Best Practices
What’s next? What do we think long-term health impacts look like?

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS + PROTESTING

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CHILD/DOMESTIC ABUSE

Signs of child abuse
Climate for abuse right now
Tips and resources to help

Black America Summit II Topics: CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND BLACK JUSTICE REFORM, YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND PROTESTING, BLACK ACTIVISM, COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND BLACK COMMUNITIES, THE DELEGATION

Week 2

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM + BLACK AMERICAN REFORMS

Identifying the many narratives around the pipelines to prison and the people who are banning together to combat them. We’ll also delve into the history of the American criminal justice system and its dynamics  as it pertains to Black communities. Panelists and attendees discuss the level of effectiveness of established systems, current reforms to prevent Black Americans from entering the “prison pipeline”. Last, we explore how to create change from within the systems or practical recommendations to develop completely new systems that work for our communities. 

BLACK ACTIVISM

Will the revolution be televised or live streamed? Let’s talk about Black activism: from slave rebellions to the Black Panther Movement, Stonewall to the Detroit Race Riots, and other forms of Black activism in the new digital age. Now, more than ever, we can leverage a number of tools for civic engagement and gain insight from our history of activism.

MINDFULNESS-INTERACTIVE SESSION

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES + BLACK COMMUNITIES

Throughout American history, community members and nonprofit organizations have led the conversation on the challenges local Black communities face. Leaders at major nonprofits share how they’re developing new understandings of current needs in local Black communities and the solutions they provide.       

Black America Summit III Topics: CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENTS, EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES, THE FUTURE OF BLACK EDUCATION, COVID AND EDUCATION

Week 3

CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENTS

Inside the K-12 Classroom: Work with panelists to craft and visualize the classroom our students deserve.

THE FUTURE OF BLACK EDUCATION

Modeling the Future of Black Education Systems: Reimagine the classroom experiences, teaching styles, and lessons we want our students to learn using knowledge about Black experiences from earlier panels.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

(Session 1) Talking to School-aged Kids About Their Emotions: Engage with health professionals and medical officials to discuss processing COVID realities.

(Session 2) Higher Education Resources: Panelists discuss tackling barriers that prevent Black students from matriculating in higher education institutions.

COVID AND EDUCATION

(Session 1) Alternative Schooling and Resources (K-8): Ask questions and explore resources that protect Black student’s’ education and feed curiosity.

(Session 2) Talking Higher Education and COVID: What will higher education institutions look like going into the next academic year?

Black America Summit IV Topics: BLACK ECONOMY, THE WORKPLACE, BUSINESS, WEALTH MANAGEMENT, CORPORATE DEI

Week 4

THE FOUNDATION

We’re taking a journey through the history of Black American economics to debunk myths and highlight lessons. Learn about the history of Freedmen Bank, Black Wall Street, and reparations.

WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Let’s talk to wealth managers about what they’re thinking in regards to investments, tax planning, and financial planning. 

CORPORATIONS + DEI IN 2020
OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENTREPRENEURS/ SMALL BUSINESSES

Statistics are showing COVID-19 has led to twice the amount of devastation on Black businesses in some communities. Learn more about financial literacy and other resources at the disposal of your micro or small business from organizations working to combat the economic impacts of the pandemic.

REDEFINING THE WORKPLACE THROUGH BLACK TECH + SPACES

Let’s talk to Black techies and entrepreneurs who are redefining the workplace. Hear stories of success and what challenges their businesses are solving.

THE BLACK ECONOMY + THE FUTURE

Where do we go from here? What’s the future of the Black economy and workplace? Perhaps, it includes reparations, or more representation throughout corporate ranks, or something previously unshared. The options are vast, let’s explore what’s next.

Black America Summit V Topics: Civic Engagement, The 2020 Election, Black American Opinions about the Election, Police Reform

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