REMINDER: The National Black Worker Center - 2019 Working While Black Expo

 
2019 Working While Black Expo
 
When: August 24th & 25th 2019 
Where: Coppin State University- Baltimore, MD 
Who: Black people aged 18-40, Black Workers, Black Organizations, Leaders and Activists 
What: This Expo will combine our culture of fellowship, food, networking and entertainment, with learning experiences that bring Black communities together to reflect, focus and find solutions to fundamental challenges we face in our work. Additional details are below.
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The goal of the Working While Black Expo is to create a dialogue around, and provide a platform for, Black worker progress and cooperation. We envision an educational and entertaining experience that brings communities together to foster innovative ideas, through conferences, workshops, and round table discussions, that will allow participants to develop cooperative ties, define solutions and exchange knowledge. 
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Featuring dynamic speakers, vendors, an apprenticeship fair and a film festival; this national event aims to educate Black workers, share innovative approaches to mobilization and organizing, and promote Black progress. Together we will become informed, engaged and enlightened, so that we can build our personal power and effect real change in our communities. 
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Fairs or Expos have long been utilized as a way to promote agriculture and provide young people with the skills and knowledge necessary for agricultural vocations. These events also featured displays of industry innovation, exhibitors, and educational displays and attractions. Although African-Americans created many of the inventions and technological advancements that helped to modernize this country, expositions excluded them and their products and services during the years of slavery and for the three decades following emancipation. In 1895 however, Atlanta hosted the Cotton States and International Exposition; and the services and products of many African-American entrepreneurs were showcased. Since then, Black expos have become a staple in Black communities across the country for education and uplift. It is in this spirit that we launch the Working While Black Expo. 
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More dynamic speakers confirmed for the first-ever Working While Black Expo!
 
Spend your weekend with accomplishment. It could be contagious.
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Join workshops and discussion groups led by: 
Cory McCray- Senator, Maryland General Assembly
Co-Hosting Black Table Talk: Black Voices, Black Votes: A Discussion about Keeping Promises
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Erica Smiley- Executive Director, Jobs with Justice 
Co-Hosting Black Table Talk: LGBTQ and Black at Work
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Bill Fletcher Jr.- Author & activist
Keynote Speaker
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Dr. Kristee Haggins- Co-founder, Safe Black Spaces
Leading Workshops: Healing Circles & Safe Black Space
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Kevin Wilson Jr. - Academy Award nominated filmmaker: 
"My Nephew Emmett" Black Film Festival: Director's Q&A
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Jacqui Patterson- Director, NAACP Environmental and Climate Change Dept.
Co-Hosting Black Table Talk: Green Jobs, Black Work
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Neneki Lee- Director, Service Employees International Union
Co-Leading Workshop: I Am Not My Hair
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Kwesi Chappin- Senior Political Director, Color of Change
Leading Workshop: Public Narrative
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Antwain Jordan- Baltimore Algebra Project
Leading Workshop: Young, Gifted, Black + Unemployed in Baltimore
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For more information, registration, or sponsor and vendor applications, please visit: www.blackworkerexpo.org