Registration for the 2018 Leadership Summit is required to book a room at the 100 Black Men of America rate. A link to “BOOK A ROOM” will be provided in your registration confirmation email.
Founder and President Ben Crump Law, PLLC
Founder & Chairperson Urban One, Inc.
Man and Woman of the Year Reception
Overview: #RealMenVote100 Mission is to maximize the power and influence of the black men’s vote in the 2018 Mid-Term Election and beyond. According to the New York Times, “Voting is the most fundamental form of civic engagement in a democracy. But, the United States has among the lowest voter turnout of developed nations.” Now that the Mid-Terms Election is over, how can we continue to keep people engaged to go to the voting polls moving forward? During this Civic Engagement Breakfast, panelists will discuss their perspectives regarding the outcome of the Mid-Terms election and provide strategies the Leadership Summit attendees can take back with them to increase the number of votes within their communities for future elections.
Overview: What are we doing in our community to prevent violence? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Violence is a serious public health problem. From infants to the elderly, it affects people in all stages of life. Many more survive violence and suffer physical, mental, and or emotional health problems throughout the rest of their lives.” During this open-panel discussion, participants will have an opportunity to engage with panelists and listen to strategies that can be implemented within the community for violence prevention. Participants will then be able to transfer the knowledge learned during this workshop towards others throughout their communities to prevent violence before it begins.
Emcee: T.J. Holmes
Musician: Mike Phillips
Woman of the Year: Cathy Hughes
Man of the Year: Benjamin Crump
Overview: For many generations, we as African Americans had civil rights leaders and activists fight for our rights as American citizens. The Civil Rights Movement brought forth many influential proponents who changed history throughout this country. During this Breakfast with Champions, participants will have an opportunity to listen to the history of our American civil rights leaders and activists, gain a better understanding on what the civil rights leaders and activists went through to better the lives of African Americans, and have a fireside chat with these individuals regarding our nation on today.
Overview: The success of students’ education depends on advocacy. Parents, teachers, legislative, and community leaders need to work together to advocate for high-quality education and performing schools. Having a high-quality education at a high-quality performing school makes all the difference for students who are seeking to further their education beyond high school. During this roundtable discussion forum, participants will leave knowing the impact high-quality education has on students, the benefits quality classroom teachers have on students’ success, and the steps needed to ensure high-quality education is provided at all schools regardless of the performance of the educational system