Open Society Foundations

conference Date

October 3, 2012

Innovation and Impact Forum for Black Male Achievement

Agenda


Wednesday, October 3


8:25 am EDT Performances by Akie Bermiss and Cecily Bumbray     Watch On-Demand
Performances by Akie Bermiss and Cecily Bumbray at the Open Society Foundations Innovation and Impact Forum for Black Male Achievement.
9:00 am EDT Bloomberg Kicks-Off Open Society's Black Male Achievement     Watch On-Demand
Mayor Michael Bloomberg kicks-off the Open Society Foundation's Innovation and Impact Forum for Black Male Achievement.

  • MC and Host: Susan L. Taylor, National CARES Mentoring Movement
  • Introduction by Christopher Stone, Open Society Foundations
  • Opening Remarks by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, City of New York
9:20 am EDT Open Society's Black Achievement: How to Be a Champion     Watch On-Demand
Paula Madison shares how to be a champion at the Open Society Foundation's Innovation and Impact Forum for Black Male Achievement.
  • Introduction by Kenneth H. Zimmerman, Open Society Foundations
  • Paula Williams Madison, Madison Media Management LLC and Williams Group Holdings LLC
9:55 am EDT What Winning Looks Like in Black Male Achievement     Watch On-Demand
Philanthropist George Soros highlights a panel discussion on what winning looks like at the Open Society Foundation's Innovation and Impact Forum for Black Male Achievement.
  • George Soros, Open Society Foundations
  • Geoffrey Canada, Harlem Children's Zone and Open Society Foundations
  • Dr. Robert K. Ross, The California Endowment
  • Alexis McGill Johnson, American Values Institute
10:25 am EDT Black Male Achievement: MLK Drum Major for Service Award     Watch On-Demand
The Open Society Foundations' Innovation and Impact Forum for Black Male Achievement presents Ron Crawford with the MLK Drum Major for Service Award.
  • Dr. John Silvanus Wilson, Jr., White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • RECIPIENT: Ron Crawford
10:40 am EDT Stephen DeBerry: Power of Impact Investing & Technology     Watch On-Demand
Stephen DeBerry of Bronze Investments talks about the power of impact investing and technology that has made it possible.

Stephen DeBerry, Bronze Investments
10:55 am EDT Black Achievement & National CARES Mentoring Movement     Watch On-Demand
A montage of the Black Achievement & National CARES Mentoring Movement. Diana Morris, Open Society Institute - Baltimore
11:00 am EDT The Leadership & Sustainability Institute: A 'Now' Idea     Watch On-Demand
The Leadership & Sustainability Institute featuring
  • Angela Glover Blackwell, PolicyLink
  • Shawn Dove, Open Society Foundations
  • Andrew Wolk, Root Cause
11:15 am EDT Mayor Michael Nutter: Black Males, Winning at City Level     Watch On-Demand
Michael Nutter, mayor of Philadelphia, talks about black male achievement and the role cities can play in helping black males succeed in American society.

Michael Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia
11:50 am EDT Healer & Minister Harold Trulear: Empower Black Males     Watch On-Demand
Rev. Dr. Harold Dean Trulear, Healing Communities, Philadelphia Leadership Foundation


Healer & minister Harold Dean Trulear talks about the importance of empowering black males.
12:00 pm EDT Roger Blissett & John Rogers: Investing in Black Males     Watch On-Demand
  • Roger A. Blissett, RBC Capital Markets in conversation with
  • John W. Rogers, Jr., Ariel Investments
  • 1:20 pm EDT Educating Black Boys: The Challenges and Successes     Watch On-Demand
    Breakout Seminar: Educating Our Black Boys to Excel.
    A panel of experts discusses the the challenges and successes of educating black boys.
    3:10 pm EDT How Young Leaders Can Help Us Win     Watch On-Demand
    How Young Leaders Can Help Us Win featuring
    • Khalil Fuller, Black Male Achievement Fellow, NBA Math Hoops
    • Tyree Dumas, DollarBoyz, Inc.
    3:25 pm EDT EBONY MANifest Honors for Black Male Achievement     Watch On-Demand
    EBONY MANifest Honors for Black Male Achievement featuring
    • Kierna Mayo, EBONY.com
    • Alexis McGill Johnson, American Values Institute.
    3:40 pm EDT Black Male Engagement Initiative from Knight Foundation     Watch On-Demand
    Black Male Engagement Initiative from Knight Foundation featuring Trabian Shorters, Knight Foundation.
    3:55 pm EDT The Urgency of Now: Graduation Rates for Black Males     Watch On-Demand
    Dr. John Jackson, The Schott Foundation for Public Education presents the findings of The Urgency of Now: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males.
    4:05 pm EDT What's Next? Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys     Watch On-Demand
    Philanthropic Support For Black Men and Boys featuring Dr. Lawrence T. McGill, Foundation Center


    Dr. Lawrence McGill talks about the Foundation Center's study "Where Do We Go from Here: Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys."
    4:20 pm EDT How Philanthropy Is Impacting the Field     Watch On-Demand
    Moderator: Susan Taylor Batten, Association of Black Foundation Executives

    Panelists:
    • Robert Thornton, The Skillman Foundation
    • Carmen A. Anderson, The Heinz Endowments
    • Raymond A. Colmenar, The California Endowment
    • Melanie Hartzog, NYC Young Men's Initiative
    • Maisha Simmons, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    5:15 pm EDT Open Society Fellowship for Black Male Achievement     Watch On-Demand
    Presented by Dr. Cheryl Dorsey, Echoing Green


    The Open Society Foundations presents its fellowship for Black Male Achievement.
    6:00 pm EDT Forum for Black Male Achievement: Closing Remarks     Watch On-Demand
    Shawn Dove, Open Society Foundations
    Shawn Dove of the Open Society Foundations gives the closing remarks to Forum for Black Male Achievement.

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    About This conference


    To accelerate current momentum in the field of black male achievement by strengthening philanthropic partnerships, showcasing leaders and organizations making an impact, and building cross-sector collaborations. The forum will do this through:
    • High-profile keynotes and awards
    • Profiling young, emerging leaders
    • Showcasing major initiatives and innovations in the field
    • Providing practical research, data, and field-building tools
    • Providing networking opportunities for attendees to connect
    • Sessions on proven strategies that are working to improve the life outcomes of black men and boys

    About Open Society Foundations


    The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve this mission, the foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, the Open Society Foundations implement a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. At the same time, we build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. The foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.

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