2020 Conference: Sparks amongst the stubble, those on the margins

Through his own personal story, as well as through lessons, stories, and data from READI Chicago, Eddie Bocanegra explains the effectiveness of dealing with the trauma of gun violence through cognitive behavioral therapy and city, state, and national collaboration. Personal story I’m Eddie Bocanegra. I run READI Chicago, one of the largest violence prevention programs …

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2020 Conference: Slavery in Babylon the Great and America the Great

By Dn. Joseph Clark, FSMB Board Member and deacon at St. George Orthodox Church in Upper Darby, PA. Introduction For centuries, the story of the Hebrew’s enslavement in ancient Egypt has resonated with Africans born in America. Generation after generation of chattel-slavery, the attempted stripping away of humanity connected our forefathers and mothers to God’s …

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2020 Conference: The Impact of Education Innovation in Grades K-12 for Communities of Color

Presented by Gregory M. Weston, Trustee of Democracy Prep New York Schools The Challenge Communities of Color (COC) in the U.S. are challenged today as never before. The disparate impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on Communities of Color have laid bare the existing inequities in our healthcare system. Prior to the pandemic chronic health …

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