AALF 3-Day Virtual Leadership Conference 2021
A call to convene the community to collectively create a community-led action plan to address the most critical issues impacting the Twin Cities' African American community
By: African American Leadership Forum
Day 1 Opening Plenary Speakers:
Dr. Sylvia Barley (Medtronic Foundation Sen. Global Director/AALF Board Member), Ernest Comer III (AALF - Associate Director), LaCora Bradford Kesti (Former AALF Program Director) and Marcus Owens (AALF - Executive Director)
Day 2 Plenary / Workshop Speakers:
Dr. Nerita Hughes (Dean, North Hennepin CC / AALF Board Co-Chair, Dr. Yohura Williams (Founding Director, University of St. Thomas Racial Justice Initiative), George Fort (Independent Filmmaker), Adair Mosley (CEO, Pillsbury United Communities)
Day 3 Plenary / Workshop Speakers:
Houston White (Owner / N. White Men's Room / Camden Town Founder), Tawanna Black (CEO, Center for Economic Inclusion), Elizer Darris (ACLU Field Organizer), Justin Terrell (Director, MN Justice Research Center)
Ujamaa Place, CEO Otis Zander will host the Racial Equity & Social Justice Summit and the 3-day will close with a fireside chat with nationally acclaimed motivational speaker Eric Thomas, with his son Jaylin in a plenary session on "family and culture" moderated by Larry Tucker (Founder Kente Circle) and his son LJ.
Each day will end with outstanding entertainment featuring:
DJ Digie, who will keep the networking lively on Day 1; a jazz set by Walter Chancellor Jr.
featuring Thomasina Petrus on Day 2, and a special appearance by Ujamaa Music Group (featuring Bayo) on Day 3 with a headline performance from the band M-P-L-S.
This historic event will take place virtually. Tickets are $25 for the 3-day conference and can be purchased at: bit.ly/LeadershipBAMReg.
Ernest Comer, III
AALF Associate Director