Join the Men of NCNW for a Virtual Discussion On Voter Suppression, Racial Bias and Social Justice, and Men’s Healthby GDN Shared Post September 16, 2020
On behalf of the Charles L. Franklin Associates, the male component of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), we invite you to attend a dynamic workshop to be held virtually during NCNW’s 59th National Convention, September 26 at 2:30pm EDT.
The workshop will provide a forum for men to discuss and exchange best practices, experiences and ideas related to voter suppression, racial bias and social justice, and health as it relates to the black male populace. The workshop will begin at 2:30pm and is scheduled to end at 4:30pm. We ask that you check-in at least 10-15 minutes before the session begins.
The workshop registration is free; however, you must register. Registration closes Friday, September 18 at 11:59pm EDT.
Racial Bias and Social Injustice Discussion
Mr. Marc Morial, who has been described as one of the few national leaders to possess “street smarts”, and “boardroom savvy”, is the current President and CEO of the National Urban League, the nation’s largest historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization.
He served as the highly successful and popular Mayor of New Orleans as well as the President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He previously was a Louisiana State Senator, and was a lawyer in New Orleans with an active, high profile practice.
He is a leading voice on the national stage in the battle for jobs, education, housing and voting rights equity.
Voter Suppression Discussion
Dr. Basil Smikle, Jr., is a Professor of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University-Newark and lectures at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and Teachers College. He was most recently the Distinguished Lecturer of Politics and Public Policy at the City University of New York’s School of Labor and Urban Studies. Basil holds a PhD in Politics and Education and an MPA from Columbia University, and received a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University. As a political commentator, he’s a familiar face on national media outlets, where frequent appearances highlight insights gleaned from over 25 years of experience and research in electoral politics, governance, urban education policy and public policy analysis.
Basil was a senior aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton on her Senate staff where he advised Senator Clinton on state-wide policy and politics. His work and collaboration had a substantial impact on the State of New York….Mrs. Clinton called Basil a “key advisor and tremendous public servant…who makes sure all voices are heard”.
Men’s Health Discussion
Dr. Ron Colman, is a graduate of Meharry Medical College. He was an intern, resident, and eventual fellow in gastroenterology at Baylor College of Medicine including a year of training in therapeutic endoscopy. He has practiced for over 20 years in the Texas Medical Center with the Diagnostic Clinic of Houston. He has been involved with his specialty societies nationally and was the president of the Gulf Coast GI society where he still serves on the board. He has served in multiple positions of leadership in several companies focused on different areas of health care. He also has been involved in getting people without the means screened for colon cancer with colonoscopy through the non-profit organization, Hope Through Grace. Dr. Colman also supports his alma mater institutions and has established and supports endowed scholarships at both Alcorn State University and Meharry Medical College.