Registration

Oct. 12, 2020

HEALING JUSTICE
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT

Keynote Speaker: Frank Nitty Sensabaugh
Discussion Leaders:
Frank Nitty Sensabaugh,
Representative Kalan Haywood II,
Representative David Bowen, and
Tiffany Henry – Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals
Join as us we launch Healing Justice featuring well-known Milwaukee activist, Frank Nitty Sensabaugh! Frank, who recently led a march from Wisconsin to Washington, D.C., will kick off the day by discussing his journey as a local activist, why his role is critical during this time, and how this road led to him speaking at the March on Washington on Aug. 28.

Oct. 13, 2020

MINDFULNESS:
MOMENT OF MINDFULNESS

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. CT

Discussion Leader: Piper Anderson – Create Forward
Throughout the pandemic, many of us have experienced a loss of control, a great sense of vulnerability for ourselves and others, and a whirlwind of challenging emotions, including fear, guilt and grief. Mindfulness is a practice of paying attention to present-moment experiences with curiosity and compassion. Learning how to cultivate mindfulness will allow community members to not only help themselves but to help others within their wider social network.

Oct. 13, 2020

PHILANTHROPY:
WE GIVE: A FOCUS ON BLACK & BROWN PHILANTHROPY

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CT

Discussion Leader: Local Philanthropists
As the demography of America changes, the face of philanthropy is changing along with it. Join us in this engaging conversation to discuss the landscape of giving by African American and Hispanic communities. We will share different ways philanthropists of color are giving and will debunk myths and misconceptions about the giving power of the Black and Brown communities.

Oct. 13, 2020

INTERGENERATIONAL:
LEADING ACROSS GENERATIONS

Noon to 1 p.m. CT

Discussion Leaders:
Corry Joe Biddle – Fuel Milwaukee,
Oby Nwabuzor – American Heart Association and One MKE,
Sam Woods – Milwaukee NNS and Bridge the City Podcast, and
Gabriela Novakovic – BridgeMKE
Each generation has its own culture and ideas about leadership. With an increasing number of generations working alongside one another in organizations and across various movements, this table will discuss different styles of leadership and strategies to bridge the gap for shared decision-making and accountability.

Oct. 13, 2020

HEALING:
USING ART AS A WAY FORWARD

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. CT

Discussion Leaders:
LaShawndra Vernon – Artists Working in Education
Kennita Hickman – Imagine MKE
Ray Nitti
Rosy Petri
Nicole Acosta
Anna Rose Menako

Every community has artists. Artists offer hope. And hope heals. Join us as we discuss how art and culture play an important role in creating healthier, more equitable communities, as well as the existing barriers that artists face to creating a thriving art ecosystem.

Oct. 13, 2020

COMMUNITY:
BUILDING COMMUNITY: AN ECOSYSTEM FOR CHANGE

3 p.m. to 4 p.m. CT

Discussion Leaders:
Danell Cross – Metcalfe Park Community Bridges,
Zeno Franco – Medical College of Wisconsin, ThriveOn Collaboration,
David Nelson – Medical College of Wisconsin, ThriveOn Collaboration, and
Jordan Roman – Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals

We believe that change won’t happen if we continue to work in silos. The challenges facing our communities – gentrification, homelessness, lack of health care – are all interconnected, and we all have a role to play in creating a better future. This conversation will explore innovative strategies for community transformation rooted in our shared vision for a thriving, inclusive and equitable community.

Oct. 13, 2020

ORGANIZING:
FUNDING THE FRONTLINES

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. CT

Discussion Leaders:
Camille Mays – Peace Garden Project MKE
Shaheen Saiyed – Ma’ruf

Through our work with community leaders, we’ve found that a number of solutions for a more equitable community already exist. Still, there is an immense need for greater communication and collaboration between funders and grassroots leaders who are building within communities. Join us as we discuss the barriers that hinder authentic relationships and discover new opportunities to build bridges in this space.

Oct. 14, 2020

RECOMMITTING TO MILWAUKEE’S PROMISE
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. CT

Discussion Leaders:
James Causey – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Angela Peterson – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Join us for a solutions-focused conversation with James Causey and Angela Peterson – journalists with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – about their current series, “Milwaukee’s Promise.” Learn how Milwaukee can reclaim its future as a community where every life is valued, and people of color realize their full potential in a welcoming, thriving community. Editor George Stanley will also talk about the need for public service journalism and its role in supporting an informed community.