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Creating Opportunity Conference 
Agenda 

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Opening Remarks

Topic

Video Tribute to Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

Panelist

  • CK Hoffler

October 14, 2021

9:30 am EST – 10:00 am EST

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Legislative Roundtable

Topic

During this session we will discuss ways that we can get involved in advocacy and litigation across the nation to combat voter suppression.

Panelists

  • Shelley Davis

  • Senator Tonya Anderson

  • Representative Antonio Parkinson

  • Representative Billy Mitchell

  • Representative Patricia Moore-Henegen

  • Senator Bobby Powell, Jr.

 October 14, 2021

10:00 am EST – 11:15 am EST

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Women In Leadership Roundtable

Topic

Women from a diverse set of industries, companies, and career stages who are trailblazers and game-changers, leading the way for future generations.

Panelists

  • Jokata Eaddy

  • Xernona Clayton

  • Mary Pat Hector

  • Janice L. Mathis

  • Nancy Flake Johnson

October 14, 2021

11:30 am EST – 12:15 pm EST

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Black Farmers Townhall

Topic

Where do we stand with the debt relief program for farmers of color?  How do we as African American farmers, regain our position and become a major player in this agriculture movement?

Panelists

  • Bobby Wilson

  • DeWayne Goldmon

  • Charles Magee

  • Terrance Rudolph

October 14, 2021

12:30 pm EST – 1:45 pm EST

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Criminal Justice Reform Townhall

Topic

This session will discuss how mass incarceration disproportionally impacts the poor and people of color.

Panelists

  • CK Hoffler

  • Patsy Austin-Gatson

  • Keith Gammage

  • Gerald Griggs

October 14, 2021

2:30 pm EST – 3:45 pm EST

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Business and Corporate Roundtable

Topic

Small businesses often struggle with growth not due to a lack of ability, but rather due to a lack access to the proper connections.  This session is intended to be a candid discussion on creating causeway by which small minority owned businesses can connect with Industry leaders to grow their businesses to their full potential. 

Panelists

  • Jamie Pleasant

  • Maurice Coleman

  • Jervis B. Hough

  • Bruce LeVell

October 15, 2021

10:00 am EST – 11:15 am EST

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International Roundtable

Topic

Discovering Natural Treasures and Exceeding the Vision

Panelists

  • Matilda Arhin

  • Asante Bradford

  • Fotemah Mba

October 15, 2021

2:00 pm EST – 3:15 pm EST

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Next Generation Leadership

Topic

Conversation on Stem Education

Panelists

  • Nakkia GoldNa

  • Robert Patillo

  • Ayden Whitley

  • Jeffery Jackson

  • Mason Wright

  • Antonio Hector

October 15, 2021

3:30 pm EST – 4:35 pm EST

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Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. 80th Birthday Celebration

Topic

Birthday celebration

Location

  • Virtual Celebration

October 15, 2021

4:35 pm EST – 6:20 pm EST