2021 Virtual Leadership Conference Agenda

Day One. 5:00 p.m. Opening Plenary: Black Centered Design, Leadership Development & Separating from the Scarcity Mindset

Hosted by Dr. Sylvia Bartley (AALF Board Member). Featuring Ernest Comer III (AALF – Associate Director)LaCora B. Kesti (Former AALF Program Director)and Marcus Owens (AALF – Executive Director)

Virtual Lounge – Networking featuring: DJ Digie

Day Two.  11:00 a.m. Education Plenary: Hosted by Dr. Nerita Hughes (AALF  – Board Co-Chair). Featuring Dr. Yohuru Williams (University of St. Thomas)

3:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

Controlling the Narrative of our Community (Georgia Fort). Innovation for Long Familiar Problems (Adair Mosley). Value of Civic Engagement (Angela Moroles).

5:00 p.m. Health & Wellness Plenary: Hosted by Stella Whitney West

(AALF –  Board Member). Featuring Dr. Renee Crichlow (University of Minnesota)

Virtual Musical Performance: Walter Thomas & Thomasina

Day Three. 11:00 a.m. Economic Plenary: Hosted by Houston White

(Owner – H. White Men’s Room). Featuring Tawanna Black

(CEO – Center for Economic Inclusion)

3:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

  • Criminal Justice Reform: Elizer Darris
  • Policing Research: Justin Terrell
  • Racial Equity & Social Justice Summit: Otis Zanders & Ujamaa Place


5:00 p.m. Closing Plenary: Family & Culture. Hosted by Larry Tucker (Owner – Kente Circle) and son, LJ Tucker. Featuring Eric Thomas (CEO – Eric Thomas & Associates, LLC ‘ETA’) and son, Jalin Thomas

Virtual Music Performance: Sounds like MPLS