2020 Mass. Black Expo
MAIN STAGE PLENARY SESSIONS
Whether you watched them live or weren't able to join us during the Mass. Black Expo weekend, take a moment to check out the main stage sessions featuring our major guest speakers for insightful, thought-provoking conversations.
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New Lexicon of Change
The political and cultural moment we live in require a new language for understanding and forward movement. For this fireside chat, Aisha Moodie-Mills, a CNN/MSNBC political commentator, speaks with Malia Lazu, an MIT Sloan School of Management lecturer and former regional president of Berkshire Bank, about the current moment we are in, redefining power, and the path forward.
A Fireside Chat: Rep. Pressley & Michael Curry
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, U.S. Representative for the Massachusetts 7th Congressional District, and Michael Curry, incoming President & CEO of the Mass. League of Community Health Centers, come together to discuss the results of the recent U.S. presidential election, the future of the Democratic Party, and their visions for the new Black Wall Street in Massachusetts. The Fireside Chat was moderated by Segun Idowu, executive director of BECMA.
Ensuring an Equitable Economic Recovery
With COVID-19 exposing and exacerbating two pandemics -- a health crisis and systemic racial inequities -- panelists shared their vision for an equitable economy, along with what they saw as their role, and that of others, in making this vision a reality.
The discussion is moderated by Armani White and includes Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Rep. Liz Miranda, Sheena Collier, and Jay Ash.
Black on Black Investing Workshop, Part 2
Black on Black Investing is a workshop series geared towards conversation, financial education and expanding our notions of investment and wealth. Presented in partnership with the Black Mass Expo and Ujima’s Black Investor Committee, the second installment of this workshop series focused on our futures, funds and options.
The PPP Forgiveness Process
Did you apply for and receive a PPP loan this summer? Learn about the SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgiveness process as well as tips with application submission. During this webinar attendees learned about the rules and regulations that govern the PPP forgiveness process, eligibility concerns and issues, types of forgiveness applications available, as well as reviewed the Safe Harbors in place that can help an applicant maximize their forgiveness proceeds.
The Business of the Black Church
Panelists discuss the current and future role of faith-based institutions in promoting and sustaining local economies, as well as its role in relation to emerging industries like cannabis and the green economy.".
The discussion is moderated by Rev. Dr. Emmett G. Price III and includes Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III , Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, and Rev. Dr. J. Anthony Lloyd.
Diversity by Design:
a STEM Conversation
The Boston chapter of the National Society of Engineers (NSBE) hosts a panel discussion with some of Boston's top STEM executives to examine the broader economy of Black communities in Massachusetts and develop a vision for what the new world should be post-pandemic.
Opening Remarks from Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) offers congratulatory remarks to the BECMA Board of Directors and team for hosting the 2020 virtual Mass. Black Expo and addresses the question, "What is your vision for the new Black Wall Street in Massachusetts and what is your role, and that of others, in helping to make that vision a reality?"
Black Boston Reimagined
Boston While Black hosted a conversation with creators who are influencing Black culture in Detroit, Atlanta, DC, and LA. They shared the formula for shaping cities where Black people can win as a model for a thriving Black Boston. The conversation was hosted by Sheena Collier, Founder & CEO of Boston While Black, and included Ryan Wilson, Co-Founder & CEO of The Gathering Spot, and Jessica Care Moore, Poet and CEO & Executive Producer of Black WOMEN Rock! & Moore Black Press.