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Individual Conference Sessions

Opening Session

Dr. Rex Ellis, Chairman, 400 Years of African American History Commission
Ron Carson, 400YAAHC Commissioner
The Honorable Bobby Scott, D-VA
Addie Richburg, Executive Director, 400YAAHC

Conference Program

Presentation of Colors/National Anthem
Negro National Anthem
Vernise Robinson, Vice Chair Faith and Justice Committee
The Honorable Danny Davis, D-IL
Governor Nathan Deal, Former Governor Georgia
Marc Howard, Prisons & Justice Initiative, Georgetown University
Mayor Muriel Bowser, Washington, DC
Momolu Stewart, Artist, Activist
Ron Garrett, Conference Organizer, Reentry United
Carlyle Holder, Conference Chair

Faith Leading the Way (Breakout Session)

Facilitated by Harold Trulear, Howard University School of Divinity

HBCUs Insider & Out (Breakout Session)

Facilitated by Carlyle Holder, Conference Chair

Juvenile Lifers (Breakout Session)

Facilitated by Crystal R. Freeman, Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform

Leveraging Technology to Expand Access and Build Coalition (Breakout Session)

Facilitated by Marcus Bullock, Flikshop, Inc.

My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper: Family Reunification (Breakout Session)

Facilitated by Masica Jordan, Jordan Peer Recovery, Bowie State University

Supporting Black Business & Pathways to Entrepreneurship (Breakout Session)

Facilitated by Pastor Tony Lowden

The Facts and More: The SO WHAT of Research (Breakout Session)

Facilitated by Rachael Rulcher Dawson, University of Notre Dame, Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities