State of the Black World Conference IV

Overview of Conference Issue Area Plenary Sessions and Tracts

Each Town Hall Meeting, Issue/Area Plenary and Working Session Tract will discuss the subject matter within the context of the concept of Racial Healing and Collaboration for Black Empowerment broadly defined. The goal is for each session to address the critical need to heal and repair Black families, communities and nations from the centuries, generations and ongoing damages inflicted by enslavement, colonialism, segregation, discrimination, racial violence, repression, oppression, exploitation … as a consequence of white supremacy and structural/institutional racism.

Equally important, each session is intended to seriously explore how to draw on the cultural, spiritual, historical and institutional strengths and assets of people of African descent to enhance or devise collaborative strategies and models for Black empowerment. No matter the topic or issue area, we must answer the questions of how do we learn from our history and each other, and how do we work collectively to build free, wholesome, just and humane families, communities and nations. Accordingly, recommendations for action should be based on the guidelines employed for State of the Black World Conference III: What is it that we as people of African descent must do internally to achieve healing and empowerment? What is it that we must demand of private institutions, e.g., financial institutions and businesses that benefit from Black resources? And, what should we demand of government and public agencies as taxpayers?

There will be a Plenary Session for each of the Issue Areas listed below and a seven hour Working Session Tract dedicated to each Issue Area on the fourth day (Saturday) of the Conference.

Rick Adams,
Chairman, Institute of the Black World 21st Century

Description of Issue Area Plenary Sessions and Tracts

Pan African Institute and Reparations: Will bring together leaders, scholars, activists, advocates and concerned participants to assess the internal and external challenges of building socially responsible nations/societies in the post-colonial era and opportunities to enhance or build transnational collaborations, networks and movements for self-determination, democracy and development. The continuing onslaught of neo-colonialism; crises of ethnic tensions/conflict;the growth of vibrant civil society movements for reform; the rapidly expanding global movement for reparatory justice;the role of multi-lateral bodies like the African Union and CARICOM; and, the role and responsibility of the African Diaspora are among the topics/issues that will be discussed.

Religion, Spirituality and Liberation: Will discuss the vital role of faith-based institutions in advancing the Black Freedom Struggle historically, the building and support of independent Black institutions and the power of religion and spirituality as inspirational and motivational forces in healing Black families and communities. Organizations, institutions and movements that exemplify the practical application of Black Liberation Theology and the prophetic faith tradition will be examined as models for addressing the crises of Black families, communities and nations.

Culture and Education for Black Survival and Development: Will discuss the importance of an African-centered framework as the foundation for Black/African identity and the preservation and development of the Black family, Black institutions, communities and nations. Models and strategies for controlling the education of Black youth, students and children and the creative use of Black art and culture, including hip hop, as a liberating force are among the issues that will be discussed.

Mobilizing/Organizing Hip Hop Activists and Cultural Workers for Black Empowerment: Consistent with the theme of SOBWC IV, this session will convene socially conscious Hip Hop Activists, Rap Activists and Cultural Workers to discuss a racial justice/social justice agenda and engage in a cross-generation dialogue on utilizing art, culture and activism to promote Black empowerment in the U.S. and the Pan African world.

Beyond the War on Drugs: Healing Black Families and Repairing Black Communities: Will discuss the intensifying movement for transformative change in criminal justice and policing policies and practices and proposals to heal and repair the damages inflicted on Black families and communities by the War on Drugs and racially-biased criminal justice policies.

Economic Development for Black Empowerment: Will examine existing and promising models and movements for economic/business development which have the potential to substantially enhance the empowerment of Black people. Economic sanctions/boycotts and Buy Black Campaigns to develop and advance Black interests will also be discussed.

Sustaining and Enhancing the Black Family: Will assess the crucial role of African-centered Black professional organizations in devising and implementing strategies, policies and practices to heal and strengthen Black families as foundational to wholesome and humane Black communities and nations. Emancipation Healing Circles, the internal crises of fratricide and murders in Black communities and the need for disaster preparedness, relief strategies and environmental justice are among the areas that will be discussed.

GOALS

SOBWC Goal
Assess the Implications of the 2016 Presidential Election for Black America and the Pan African World.
SOBWC Goal
Intensify the U.S. and Global Movements for Reparatory Justice as Part of the U.N. Decade for People of African Descent.
SOBWC Goal
Strengthen Bonds of Cultural, Social, Economic and Political Unity Between Africa and the Diaspora.
SOBWC Goal
Offer Analyses of the Crises that Afflict Black Families, Communities and Nations and Examine Strategies, Initiatives and Models for Healing and Black Empowerment.
SOBWC Goal
Promote Principled Cooperation, Collaboration and Unity Among Black Leaders, Movements, Organizations, Institutions and Agencies to Enhance Global Black Empowerment.
SOBWC Goal
Promote Cross -Generational Dialogue and Engagement to Enhance the Black Freedom Struggle.
SOBWC Goal
Strengthen the Institute of the Black World 21st Century as a Good Faith Facilitator and Resource Center Promoting a Culture of Collaboration for Healing and Black Empowerment.

Special Goal / Initiative

Mobilize Two Thousand (2,000) African Americans, Haitian Americans and friends of Haiti for a Pilgrimage of Hope to Haiti in 2017 – A Humanitarian and Development Cruise to Provide Human and Material Support for the World’s First Black Republic via the Haiti Support Project’s Model City Initiative.

Speakers

*Partial List of Invited Speakers, Panelists and Resource Persons

  • PM Dr. Ralph Gonsalves
  • Hon. P.J. Patterson
  • Hon. Minister Louis Farrakhan
  • H.E. J.N.K. Mamabolo
  • H.E. Tete Antonio
  • Sir Hilary Beckles
  • Danny Glover
  • Opal Tometi
  • Susan Taylor
  • Jasiri X
  • Dr. Leonard Jeffries
  • Prof. Charles Ogletree
  • Maurice Mitchell
  • George Fraser
  • Rev. Dennis Dillon
  • Nataki Kambon
  • Dr. Verene Sheppard
  • Haki Madhubuti
  • Sonia Sanchez
  • Dayvon Love
  • Dr. Annelle Primm
  • Rick Adams
  • Dr. Julianne Malveaux
  • Dr. Wade Nobles
  • Atty. Faya Rose Toure
  • Dr. Marc Lamont Hill
  • Dr. Maulana Karenga
  • Melanie Campbell
  • Makani Themba
  • Marc Morial
  • Rev. William Barber
  • Tef Poe
  • Dr. Joe Baptiste
  • Hon. Lionel Baptiste
  • Mireille Fanon Mendes-France
  • Don Rojas
  • Mark Thompson
  • Nick Taliaferro
  • Carl Nelson
  • Rev. Buster Soaries
  • Damon Jones
  • Michael Simanga
  • James Hill
  • Dr. Zachery Williams
  • Dr. Divine Pryor
  • Dr. Adelaide Sanford
  • Bill Fletcher
  • George Gresham
  • Ronald Hampton
  • Fredrica Bey
  • Larry Hamm
  • Toni Oliver
  • Leonard Dunston
  • Carlyle Holder
  • Atty. Nkechi Taifa
  • Dr. Patrica Newton
  • Dorothy Johnson-Speight
  • Deborah Small
  • Dr. Chika Onyeani
  • Dr. Iva Carruthers
  • David Commissiong
  • Dr. Greg Carr
  • James Early
  • Dr. Julius Garvey
  • Dr. Kevin Mwata Washington
  • Atty. Warren Ballentine

*The partial list of Speakers, Panelists and Resource Persons is a representative sample of those who are being invited to participate in these roles at SOBWC IV. Most are friends, allies, supporters with whom we have excellent relationships. Therefore, we fully anticipate that the majority of them will confirm their participation.

5 Day Conference Schedule

WED NOV 16TH – SUN NOV 20TH

DAY 1 - Wednesday, November 16th

8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Registration: First Floor Lobby Adjacent Main Ballroom

African Market Place: First Floor Lobby Adjacent Main Ballroom

Press Room: Business Center, Lower Level

Pan African Institute: Crystal Ballroom

Danny Glover, Chairman

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Opening Session

Opening Statement: Danny Glover, Actor, Humanitarian, Activist, Oakland, CA

Greetings:

  • H.E. Tete Antonio, Permanent Representative, African Union to the United Nations, New York, NY
  • H.E. Mrs. Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, Permanent Representative, Ghana to the United Nations, New York
  • H.E. Paul Altidor, Ambassador to the U.S., Republic of Haiti, Washington, DC
  • Honorable Barbara King, Chairperson, Newark African Commission

Remarks: Dr. Leonard Jeffries, President, World African Diaspora Union, Teaneck, NJ

1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Panel I: Key Issues for Democracy and Development in Africa

Moderator: Dr. Jemadari Kamara, Director, Center for African, Caribbean and Community Development, UMass/Boston

Panelists:

  • Mel Foote, President, Constituency for Africa, Washington, DC
  • Sidique Wai, President, United African Congress, New York, NY
  • Maurice Carney, Friends of the Congo, Washington, DC
  • Milton Allimadi, Publisher and Editor of Black Star News, New York, NY
  • Cristalina Pereira, Regional Chief Representative, PAICV, Boston, MA
  • Emira Woods, Former Co-Director, Foreign Policy in Focus, Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, DC

3:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Panel II: Key Issues on the Caribbean, Central and South America

Moderator: Esmeralda Brown, President, Diaspora Research and Development Center, New York, NY

Panelists:

  • Estela Vazquez, Executive Vice-President 1199 SEIU, New York, NY
  • Dr. Waldaba Stewart, Chairman, Caribbean Research Center, Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, NY
  • Yvette Mosdestin, Founder/Executive Director Encuentro Diaspora, Boston, MA.
  • James Early, Consultant, Cultural Democracy & Statecraft Heritage Policy, African Diaspora, Washington D.C.
  • Ambassador Rhonda King, Permanent Representative to the UN, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, New York, NY
  • Judge Lionel Jean Baptiste, Chairman, Emeritus, Haitian Congress to Fortify Haiti, Chicago, IL
  • David Commissiong, Former Chairman, Commission for Pan African Affairs, Barbados, WI
  • Dr. Hilary Brown, Programme Manager Culture & Community Development, CARICOM, Guyana
  • Jesus Chucho Garcia, Consul General, Venezuela, New Orleans, LA

6:00 PM – 7:15 PM

DINNER BREAK
IBW CHAKULA CAFETERIA: Dinners for sale at modest price – Atlantic Room, 2nd Floor

7:30 – 10:00 PM

National/ International Town Hall Meeting: Crystal Ballroom

The Global Movement for Reparatory Justice

Sponsored by: South African Tourism

Musical Prelude: Zawadi African Dancing and Drum – Soloist, Dion Rivers, Newark

Moderator: Don Rojas, Senior Advisor for Communications to the Vice Chancellor, The University of the West Indies, Kingston, JA

Greetings from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan – Minister Akbar Muhammad, NOI, Atlanta, GA

Presentation of IBW Legacy Awards: Dr. Ron Daniels, President/IBW, New York, NY

Remarks:

  • H.E. Jerry M. Matjila, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Republic of South Africa
  • Ms. Bangu Masisi, President, North America South African Tourism, New York, NY

Keynote Presenter: Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Chairman, CARICOM Reparations Commission & Vice Chancellor, The University of the West Indies, Kingston, JA

Panelists:

  • Mirielle Fanon Mendez-France, President, Frantz Fanon Foundation, Paris, France
  • Dr. Ester Ogulari, Researcher, Institute of Commonwealth Studies,School of Advanced Study, University of London, England
  • Dr. VP Franklin, Editor/Publisher, Journal of African American History, New Orleans, LA
  • Dowoti Desir, Chair., NGO Committee for the. Elimination of Racism, Afrophobia & Colorism, NY
  • Kamm Howard, Chicago Chapter N’COBRA, Chicago, IL
  • Dr. Iva Carruthers, General Secretary, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Chicago, IL
  • Judge Lionel Jean Baptiste, Chairman, Emeritus, Haitian Congress to Fortify Haiti, Chicago, IL
  • David Commissiong, Former Chairman, Commission for Pan African Affairs, Barbados, WI
  • Dr. Hilary Brown, Programme Manager Culture & Community Development, CARICOM, Guyana, WI

Summary/Concluding Statement: Danny Glover, Chairman

DAY 2 - Thursday, November 17th

8:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Registration: First Floor Lobby Adjacent Main Ballroom

9:00 AM – 10:00 PM

African Market Place: First Floor Lobby Adjacent Main Ballroom

Press Room: Business Center, Lower Level

Empowerment Plenary Sessions: Crystal Ballroom

9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Issue Area/Topic: Religion, Spirituality and Liberation

Moderator: Rev. Shirley A. Gravely-Currie, Major Gift Officer, Howard University, Director, Cancer Support Ministry, Allen Chapel AME Church, Washington, DC.

Legacy Award Presentations: Dr. Ron Daniels, President/IBW

Framing Remarks: Dr. Iva Carruthers, General Secretary, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Chicago, IL

Panelists:

  • Rev. Louise Scott-Rountree, Clergy Affairs Coordinator, Office of the Mayor, Newark, NJ
  • Rev. Dr. S. Wayne Stokeling, Pastor – New Journey Church of Brooklyn, NY
  • Rev. Canon Dr. Sandye A. Wilson, The Episcopal Church of St. Andrew and Holy Communion, South Orange, NJ
  • Student Minister Jackson X, Nation of Islam, Muhammad’s Mosque # 25, Newark, NJ
  • Rev. Waltrina Middleton, Associate Dean, Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, Howard University, Washington, D.C.
  • Rev. Dr. Joseph Evans, Dean, Morehouse School of Religion, Atlanta, GA
  • Imam Talib Abdur-Rashid, The Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood, Harlem, NY
  • Rev. Dr. Deborah Stapleton, First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, Somerset, NJ

Summary Remarks: Rev. Dr. Willie Wilson, Senior Pastor, Union Temple Baptist Church, Washington, DC.

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM

LUNCH BREAK
IBW CHAKULA CAFETERIA: Lunch for sale at modest price – Atlantic Room, 2nd Floor

1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Issue Area/Topic: Culture and Education for Black Survival and Development

Moderator: Rick Adams, IBW Board Chair, Asst. Vice-President, Center for Learning, Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA

Principle Presenter: Dr. Gregory Carr, Associate Professor Department of Afro-American Studies, Howard University, Washington DC

Panelists:

  • Dr. Zachery Williams, Associate Professor of African American History, University of Akron, Akron, OH
  • Atty. Faya Ora Rose Toure, Founder, Voting Rights Museum, Coordinator, Bridge Crossing Jubilee, Selma, AL
  • Naseed Gifted, Vice Principal, Central High School, Engineer, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
  • Dr. Jacqueline Roebuck Sakho, Adjunct Instructor Center for Justice and Peace Building, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Dr. Akil Khalfani, Associate Professor of Sociology, Director, Africana Institute, Essex County Community College, Newark, NJ
  • Ayesha Bell Hardaway J.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, OH
  • Richard Jones, Chief-of-Staff, Medgar Evers College/CUNY, Brooklyn, NY
  • Deborah Gregory-Smith, Pres. NAACP Newark Branch, Chairperson, ACT-SO, Newark, NJ
  • Emma Fraser Pendleton, Educational Consultant, Author, Speaker, Brooklyn, NY

3:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Issue Area/Topic: Mobilizing Hip Hop Activists for Black Empowerment

Facilitators:

  • Jasiri X, Founder, One Hood Media Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Paradise Gray, Co-Founder, XCLAN, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Hakeim Green, Hip Hop Activist, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Presentation of Legacy Awards: Dr. Ron Daniels, President, IBW

Theme: The Future of Hip Hop

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

DINNER BREAK
IBW CHAKULA CAFETERIA: Dinners for sale at modest price – Atlantic Room, 2nd Floor

6:00 PM – 6:50 PM

Video Prelude: It’s National Time: The Gary National Black Political Convention.
Compliments of William Greaves Productions

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

National/International Town Hall Meeting: Tri-State Ballroom
The 2016 Presidential Election:
Implications for Black America and the Pan African World

Sponsored by:
The National Urban League
Service Employees International Union, 1199

Moderator: Mark Thompson, Host, Make It Plain, SIRIUSXM, New York, NY

Panelists/Speakers:

  • Dr. Julianne Malveaux, President Emeritus, Bennett College for Women, Author, Are We There Yet? Race, Obama and Public Policy, Washington, DC
  • Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, CNN Commentator, Distinguished Professor of African American Studies, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
  • Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq., President/CEO, National Congress of Black Women, Washington, DC
  • Hilary Shelton, Director, Washington Bureau/ Senior Vice-President, Advocacy and Policy, NAACP, Washington, DC
  • Melanie Campbell, Executive Director, National Coalition for Black Civic Participation and Convener, Black Women’s Roundtable, Washington, D.C.
  • Larry Hamm, Chairman, People’s Organization for Progress (POP), Newark, N.J.
  • Rev. Waldrina Middleton, Founder/Coordinator, Cleveland Action, Associate Dean, Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, Howard University, Washington, D.C.
  • George Gresham, President, SEIU 1199, New York, Harlem, NY
  • Chinyere Tutashinda, Center for Media Justice and BlackOUT Collective, Oakland, CA
  • Rev. Lennox Yearwood, President/CEO, The Hip Hop Caucus, Washington, D.C.

DAY 3 - Friday, November 18th

8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Registration: First Floor Lobby Adjacent Main Ballroom

9:00 AM – 10:00 PM

African Market Place: First Floor Lobby Adjacent Main Ballroom

Press Room: Business Center, Lower Level

Empowerment Plenary Sessions: Crystal Ballroom

9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Issue Area/Topic: Beyond the War on Drugs: Healing Black Families and Repairing Black Communities

Sponsored by: Californians Alliance for Safety and Justice

Moderator: Atty. Nkechi Taifa, Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society Foundations, Washington, DC

Principal Presenter: Dr. Divine Pryor, Executive Director, Center for Nu Leadership on Urban Solutions, NYC

Panelists:

  • Ron Hampton, former Executive Director, National Black Police Association and Chairman of IBW’s Police Reform and Accountability Task Force, Washington, DC
  • Deborah Peterson Small, Executive Director, Break the Chains, Berkeley, CA
  • Brandi Fisher, Executive Director, Alliance for Police Accountability, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Charles Thornton, Former Executive Director, Office of Returning Citizens, Washington, DC
  • Tamika Mallory, Co-Chair, Justice League, NY, NY
  • Tyrone Parker, Executive Director, Alliance of Concerned Men, Washington, D.C.
  • Syrita Steib-Martin, Families for Justice and Healing, Boston, MA
  • Jay Jordan, Manager, Criminal Justice Networks, Californians for Safety and Justice, Sacramento, CA
  • Zelli Imani, Educator and Social Justice Activist, Newark. NJ

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM

LUNCH BREAK
IBW CHAKULA CAFETERIA: Lunch for sale at modest price – Atlantic Room, 2nd Floor

1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Issue Area/Topic: Economic Development for Black Empowerment

Honorary Chairman: Jim Clingman, “Mr. Black-O-Nomics”, Cincinnati, OH

Moderator: Atty. Warren Ballentine, Host, the Warren Ballentine Show, Empowerment Network, Raleigh, NC

Principal Presenter: Dr. George Fraser, President/CEO, Fraser Net and Convener, Power Network Conference, Cleveland, OH

Special Presentation: Nataki Kambon, Spokesperson, Let’s Buy Black 365 Initiative, Washington, DC

Panelists:

  • Jackie Mayfield, Founder and President of ComPro Tax, Beaumont, TX
  • Rev. Jonathan Weaver, President, The Collective Empowerment Group, Baltimore, MD
  • Chinyere T.K. Norman, Us Lifting Us Economic Cooperative, Atlanta, GA
  • Rev. Buster Soaries, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Somerset, NJ

Summary Remarks: Rev. Dennis Dillon, Editor/Publisher, New York Christian Times, Brooklyn, NY

3:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Issue Area/Topic: Sustaining and Enhancing the Black Family

Sponsored by:
National CARES Mentoring Movement
Ora Sure Technologies, Inc.

Moderator: Nick Taliaferro, Radio Talk Show Host, WURD, Philadelphia, PA

Principal Presenter: Nana Dr. Patricia Newton, M.D., MPH, M.A., CEO/Medical Director, Black Psychiatrists of America, Baltimore, MD

Panelists:

  • Dorothy Johnson-Speight, CEO, Mothers in Charge Philadelphia, PA
  • Annelle Primm, M.D, MPH, Convener, All Healers Mental Health Alliance, Baltimore, MD
  • J. Toni Oliver, MSW, President, Nat’l Assoc. of Black Social Workers, Atlanta, GA
  • Dr. Mwata Kevin Washington, President, Assoc. of Black Psychologists, Washington, DC
  • Enola Aird, Esq. President, Community Healing Network, New Haven, CT
  • Carlyle Holder, Immediate Past President, Nat’l Assoc. of Blacks in Criminal Justice, Clermont, FL
  • Joseph Muhammad, Past President, Int’l Assoc. of Black Professional Fire Fighters, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Vickie Casanova Willis, MBA, MAT, Ph. D Candidate, President/Board Chair, Nat’l Conference of Black Lawyers, Chicago, IL
  • Salim Adofo, Vice President, National Black United Front, Jersey City, NJ

6:00 PM – 7:15 PM

DINNER BREAK
IBW CHAKULA CAFETERIA: Dinners for sale at modest price – Atlantic Room, 2nd Floor

7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Opening Ndaba: Tri-State Ballroom

Musical Prelude: Zawadi African Dancing Drum – Scott Dion Rivers – Soloist, Newark

Moderator: Rick Adams, Chairman, Board of Directors, IBW, Pittsburgh, PA

Invocation: Rev. Louise Scott-Rountree, Clergy Affairs Coordinator, Office of the Mayor, Newark, NJ

Libation: TBA

Black National Anthem: TBA

Inspirational Expression: Lady Brion, Cultural Curator and Resident Poet, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, Baltimore, MD

Acknowledgements

Greetings: City Officials

Tribute to Amiri Baraka

The Life and Legacy
Dr. Mtangulizi Sanyika, Veteran Social/Political Activist and Retired Professor, Houston, TX

Inspirational Expressions

  • Dr. Haki Madhubuti, Founder/President, Third World Press, Chicago, IL
  • Sister Sonia Sanchez, Poet, Author, Political Activist, Philadelphia, PA

Panel Discussion: Black Lives Matter/Movement for Black Lives: A Cross-Generational Dialogue

Moderator: Dr. Ron Daniels, President, IBW, East Elmhurst, Queens, NY

Panelists:

  • Janae Bonsu, Black Youth 100 Project, Chicago, IL
  • Kassandra Fredrique, New York State Director, Drug Policy Alliance, New York, NY
  • Jasiri X, Founder, One Hood Media Project, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Maurice Mitchell, Co-Founder, Blackbird, Organizer, M4BL, Brooklyn, NY
  • Lady Brion, Cultural Curator and Resident Poet, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, Baltimore, MD
  • Atty. Junius Williams, Director, The Abbott Leadership Institute, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
  • Makani Themba, Higher Ground Strategies, Jackson, MS
  • Faya Rose Ora Toure, Founder, National Voting Rights Museum, Selma, AL
  • Dr. Haki Madhubuti, Founder/President, Third World Press, Chicago, IL
  • Sister Sonia Sanchez, Poet, Author, Political Activist, Philadelphia

Keynote Presentation: Dr. Ron Daniels, President, IBW

Orientation/Instructions for Working Sessions

DAY 4 - Saturday, November 19th

9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Registration: First Floor Lobby Adjacent Main Ballroom

9:00 AM – 12:00 Midnight

African Market Place: First Floor Lobby Adjacent Main Ballroom

Press Room: Business Office, Lower Level

Empowerment Working Session Tracts by Issue/Topic Area Plenary Sessions

9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Working Sessions Part I

Pan African Institute and Reparations: New York Room

Culture and Education for Black Survival and Development: New Jersey Room

Economic Development for Black Empowerment: Atlantic/Hudson Room

Mobilizing/Organizing Hip Hop Activists and Cultural Workers for Black Empowerment: Pennsylvania Room

Beyond the War on Drugs: Healing Black Families and Repairing Black Communities: Essex/Passaic Room

Sustaining and Enhancing the Black Family: Crystal Ballroom

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

LUNCH BREAK
IBW CHAKULA CAFETERIA: Lunch for sale at modest price – Guest Lounge, Lower Level

1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Working Sessions Part II: Rooms as Assigned

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Working Sessions Part III: Rooms as Assigned

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

DINNER BREAK
IBW CHAKULA CAFETERIA: Dinners for sale at modest price – Guest Lounge, Lower Level

9:00 PM – 12:00 Midnight

Legacy Awards Program and Cultural Extravaganza: Crystal Ballroom

Inspirational Expression: The Conscious Ones, The Lola Louis Creative and Performing Arts Studio, Bronx, NY

Presentation of IBW Legacy Awards: Dr. Ron Daniels, President/IBW

Selective Remarks: TBA

Disco and Dance: Salim Adofo, DJ 360 Degreez of Rhythm N Justice Radio, Washington, D.C.
New Jersey Room

DAY 5 - Sunday, November 20th

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Labor/Community Solidarity Breakfast (Invitation only)

Sponsored by:
Service International Union, 1199
New York Nurses Association

9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

African Market Place: First Floor Lobby Adjacent Main Ballroom

Press Room: Second Floor Administrative Office

9:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

Closing Ndaba: Tri-State Ballroom

Moderator: Dr. Ron Daniels, President/IBW

Invocation: Dowoti Desir, Chair., NGO Committee for the. Elimination of Racism, Afrophobia & Colorism, NY

Acknowledgement of Black Family Summit: Baba Leonard Dunston, Convener, Durham, NC

Summation of Working Sessions: Rick Adams, Chairman, Board of Directors, IBW

Introduction of Dr. Maulana Karenga: Sister Shadidi Beatrice Kinsley, Vice-Chair., NY National Association of Kawaida Organizations, Brooklyn, NY

Presentation: Dr. Maulana Karenga, Professor and Chair., Department of Africana Studies, Cal State University, Long Beach; Chair of Us Organization and Creator of Kwanzaa and the Nguzo Saba, Los Angeles, CA – Racial Healing and Collaboration for Black Empowerment

Introduction of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan: Sister Fredrica Bey, Founder, Women In Support of the Million Man March (WISOMMM), Newark, NJ

Inspirational Demonstration: NJ Nation of Islam Vanguard Drill Team

The Final Charge: The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam, Chicago, IL

Appeal for Contributions and Support: Dr. Ron Daniels, President/IBW

Benediction: TBA

Harambee/Adjourn

The Robert Treat Hotel

50 Park Place, Newark, New Jersey 07102

State of the Black World Conference IV - Nov. 16 - 20, 2016

Robert Treat Best Western Plus
50 Park Pl., Newark, NJ 07102

Please book room(s) at the Double Tree Hotel – Free shuttle to the Robert Treat Hotel.

IBW State of the Black World Conference IV - Nov. 16 - 20, 2016

Double Tree Hilton Newark Airport
128 Frontage Rd., Newark, NJ 07114

Room Rate: $139.00 per night plus tax, single or double – Limited number of rooms, first come, first serve. Free Shuttle to the Conference Provided
Call for Reservations: 800.222.8733
Use IBW Discount Code: SOBWC

Registration

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