Atlanta, GA – August 26, 2020 – After postponing due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the much anticipated 34th Annual Conference will be presented as a virtual production, September 17-19, 2020. The 100 Black Men of America, Inc. is proud to present their Virtual 34th Annual Conference, Leading With Purpose. Members of the organization, corporate and community partners, along with youth from across the 100’s global network will connect and engage online, all focused on navigating the challenges of today as we build a brighter future.
During this 3-day event, leaders across all industries are encouraged to virtually participate in the 100 Power Forums on Thursday, September 17th. Youth are invited to join mentees and Collegiate 100 students for the activities on Saturday, September 19th. All events will feature special video messages from 100 partners and sponsors. VIP moderators, presenters, sponsor spotlights, and amazing panelists are prepared to make this inaugural virtual conference an outstanding and memorable presentation of excellence.
To date, American’s are still without a national COVID-19 plan and the coronavirus continues to disproportionately claim the lives of our family members, loved ones and friends. In an ongoing call to action, the 100 Black Men chapters and HQ activated health and wellness initiatives to save lives. The 100 will report out on this work during the conference, while educating participants on how to push the reset button on their personal health.
In addition to the education and empowerment, which is at the core of the 100’s programs and events, viewers will experience amazing award presentations and honorary member inductions. The board of directors and members from all chapters are looking forward to engaging with a global audience in just a few days. This LIVE event is free and open to the public. It will be presented on the 100 Black Men of America, Inc.’s Facebook and YouTube platforms. The public can also view the conference on the 100 website.
“We are planning a virtual experience that will celebrate leaders and the youth from our communities. Not even a global pandemic will stop the 100 from acknowledging the accomplishments of our students and the work of our chapters,” stated Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., Chairman, 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
The public can RSVP here to secure a spot and to receive ongoing conference updates. Visit the 100 website at https://conference.100blackmen.org for more details, including the agenda, forum details and speaker’s bios. #100VirtualConf, #LeadingWithPurpose.
About 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
100 Black Men was founded as an organization in New York City in 1963. The national organization, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. began with nine chapters in 1986 as a national alliance of leading African American men of business, public affairs and government with a mission to improve the quality of life for African Americans, particularly African American youth. These visionaries included businessmen and industry leaders such as David Dinkins, Robert Mangum, Dr. William Hayling, Nathaniel Goldston III, Livingston Wingate Andrew Hatcher, and Jackie Robinson. Since inception, the vision emerged and grew to over 10,000 members impacting over 125,000 underserved, underrepresented minority youth annually. Visit https://100blackmen.org for more information on the programs and initiatives of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and their global network of chapters.