2021 VIRTUAL
SIGNATURE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

January 14, 2021 | Establishing the “Why"

2020 was a year of pandemics – one new; one resilient and very complex. Both COVID-19 and systemic/structural racism have presented unpresented challenges and opportunities. People literally could not breathe. The 14th will review just how we got here; what ignited the spark for so many to demand equity and justice for all. This will not be comfortable, but will lay the foundation for why we must attack the 2 pandemics. Click here to download an overview of the workshops.


8:45-9:00am

Exhibitor Showcase

 

9:00-9:15am

Opening Remarks from ABC Leaders & Presenting Sponsor-KeyBank 

Jerome Underwood and Brad Rye 

9:20-10:25am

Keynote

Denise Harlow and Bryan Duncan- 

National Community Action Partnership

10:25-11:25am

Plenary Panel:

“Charting the Path forward to Attack the 2 Pandemics”

Panel Experts

  • Kawanza Humphrey
  • Dr. Deborah Stamps
  • Dr. Karen King
  • Hanif Abdul-Wahid

Moderator-Deanna Dewberry 

11:30am-12:30pm

Morning Workshops

See Schedule

12:30-1:00pm

Lunch break and Sponsors Profiles

 

1:00pm-2:00pm

Reconvene and Afternoon Workshops

See Schedule

2:00pm-2:15pm  Closing  Jerome Underwood  

January 14 Workshop Tracks 

Time Frame 

Best & Emerging Practices 

Diversity of Needs 

Organization & Systems Change 

Clinical**

11:30am- 12:30pm

Cradle to Career: Improving Academic Achievement for Children

Racial Justice vs Law & Order:

From Protest to Policy

Economic Development: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

Poverty and Health Disparities and the correlation, intersection of Racial Trauma

Part 1

Speakers 

Jackie Campbell

Ashely Gantt

Jawwaad Rasheed

Tracy L. Williams 

Curtis Jones, Jr. 

Naomi Davis, LCSW

Dr. Latise Hairston

1:00pm-2:00pm

Racial Oppression to Racial Equity 

My Brother's Keeper

Creating a Sustainable Culture of Change, the clarity and the ability 

Poverty and Health Disparities and the correlation, intersection of Racial Trauma 

Part 2

 

Speakers  

Curtis Jones, Jr. 

Ray Mayoliz  

Carlette Bradley 

Naomi Davis, LCSW

Dr. Latise Hairston

January 21, 2021 | Health 

The intersection of the 2 pandemics has revealed and highlighted known layers of systemic bias, discrimination and racist practices and policies across all systems. For many BIPOC communities, it is clear that “Racism is a Public Health Crisis.” Too many people’s physical and mental health are in jeopardy due to a lack of social and emotional needs. This health day will focus on emerging practices, innovation and research all aimed to improve our overall health and well-being. Click here to download an overview of the workshops.


8:45-9:00

Exhibitor Showcase

 

9:00-9:15am 

Opening Remarks from Presenting Sponsors 

Jerome Underwood and Brad Rye

9:15-9:55am

Keynote 

Wade Norwood  

Common Ground Health 

10:00am – 11:00am 

Plenary Panel:

"COVID-19 Vaccine: What we Need to Know"

Panel Experts

  • Dr. Lisa Harris
  • Dr. Angela Branche
  • Dr. Michael Mendoza

Moderator -Local Media Personality 

11:00-12:00pm 

Morning Workshops

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12:00-12:30pm 

Lunch Break and Sponsors Profiles

 

12:30pm-2:30pm

Two Hour Institutes See Schedule 

2:30pm-2:45pm

Closing 

Jerome Underwood

January 21 Workshop Tracks 

Time Frame 

Best & Emerging Practices 

Diversity of Needs

Organization & Systems Change 

Clinical**

11:00am- 12:00pm 

Voice of Consumers: Peers Parents, Youth and Caregivers: Diverse Needs and Abilities

2 Pandemic - Taking our Breath Away: Multigenerational impact on Health and Mental Health   

Policy, Practice and the Realities of Implementing DEI Organizational Strategies 

How Does My Positionality Impact My Relationship With My Supervisees and The Connection With Our Clients?

Speakers  

Leah Daniel & Youth Voice 

Rochester Regional Health and URMC 

Sady Fischer  

Pascale Noel, LMSW 

Nadjete Natchaba,

Ed.D., LMSW, MPA 

12:30pm-  2:30pm

The Reality of What We Know: Maternal Health, Chronic Health Conditions, HIV/AIDS and Mental Health  

Health and Wellness: Diversity of Voices and Alternative Choices

Intersection of Social Determinants of Health and Racism: Treatment, Service Implications and Community and Business Outcomes**

Cultural Considerations for the Individual and Their 

Family in the Treatment of Addiction and Behavioral Health**

Speakers  

Jackie Dozier

Christopher Goodwin

Rev. Phyllis Jackson

Sherita Bullock

Melanie Funchess

Dashiell Elliott 

Ronnie Pollack 

Shanni Wilson, PA-C  

Naomi Davis, LCSW

Linda King-Bronner, LMSW CASAC

Craig Johnson, LMHC, CASAC-G

January 28, 2021 | Be the Healing   

Now that we know the facts, what should we do to heal individuals, organizations, regions and the nation? Day 3 will be focused on the actions we must all take to get much closer to equity and justice for all. It will be prescriptive. It may be uncomfortable for some. However, if you value the ideals of freedom, justice and equity for all, that is the intent of this day. Everyone will leave with specific actions to help attack the pandemics.


8:45-9:00

Exhibitor Showcase

 

9:00-9:15am 

Opening Remarks from Presenting Sponsors 

Jerome Underwood and Brad Rye

9:15 – 10:15am

Keynote 

Dr. Joy DeGruy

10:20-11:20am

Plenary Panel:

"Be The Healing"

Panel Experts

  • Talethea Best
  • Simeon Banister
  • Dr. LeKeyah Wilson

Moderator -Local Media Personality 

11:30-12:30pm

Morning Workshops

See Schedule

12:30-1:00pm

Lunch Break and Sponsors Profiles

 

1:00pm-2:00pm

Reconvene and Afternoon Workshops

See Schedule

2:00pm-2:30pm

Closing call to action for the Conference Series 

Jerome Underwood

January 28 Workshop Track

Time Frame 

Best & Emerging Practices 

Diversity of Needs

Organization & Systems Change 

Clinical**

11:30am- 12:30pm 

"Bridging The Gap" Strategies for increasing engagement and involvement for youth, young adults, and families.

Employment, Workforce Development and Entrepreneurial: Increasing accessing and opportunity for BIPOC populations

Switched: Why Some Live A Life Divided In Corporate America

Cultural Humility & Racial Equity from the

Lens of a Parent or Caregiver

Part 1

Speakers 

Stephanie Peete 

Natasha Almonte 

Aqua Porter  Tyrone Reaves

John Graham

Sara Taylor, BSW, MS

Luis Lopez, MS

1:00pm-2:00pm 

A Bias Toward Action: A Framework for Community-Centered Continuous Improvement 

The Role of Research and Higher Education in Shaping Policy

Racial Equity and Philanthropy- Responsibility and Accountability

Cultural Humility & Racial Equity from the

Lens of a Parent or Caregiver

Part 2

 

Speakers 

Bahia Overton 

Dr. Andrea Cain

Junior Dillon

Dashiell Elliott

Danette Campbell-Bell

Sara Taylor, BSW, MS

Luis Lopez, MS

 

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