2021 Conference Schedule

Tuesday, April 6 

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.                 

Welcome and Introduction

Mr. Kenneth Reid, Co-Chair
Dr. Angela Amayah, Co-Chair
9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Keynote Speaker

Mr. S. Lee Merritt, Civil Rights Attorney, Activist, and Ahmaud Arbery Family Attorney
10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Featured Speaker
Love My Natural Hair

Ms. Mya Williamson, Founder and Owner
Mrs. Briana Williamson, Founder and Owner
11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions I

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker
The Freedom Initiative

Ms. Renee Walters, Founder
Ms. Ashley Scott, Founder
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Pan African Royalty Competition

Wednesday, April 7

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Morning Kick-Off

Mr. Kenneth Reid, Co-Chair
Dr. Angela Amayah, Co-Chair
9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.                                                       

Featured Speaker
From the Streets to the Polls (Panel Discussion)

Leslie Redmond, Past NAACP Minneapolis President and Twin Cities Community Activist

Anika Robbins, Founder of Black Votes Matter MN and Twin Cities Community Activist

Destiny Owens, Founder of B.E.A.M. and Mankato Community Activist

Angela Myers, NAACP Minneapolis President and Twin Cities Community Activist

Shadow Rolan, Black Feminist/Social Justice Advocate and Twin Cities/Mankato Community Activist

10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.                              

Concurrent Sessions II

11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions III

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote Speaker
Let Their Names Add to Our Purpose

Ms. Tamika Palmer, Mother of Ms. Breonna Taylor