Institute of the Black World’s Post-Election Town Hall Meeting

By November 5, 2020November 9th, 2020Events, News & Current Affairs, SOBWC Posts, Video/Audio

SOBWC V Post-Election Town Hall Meeting

State of the Black World Conference V, national town hall meeting assessing the impact of the 2020 presidential election on Black America and the Pan African World

Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark, NJ

Host

Mayor Ras J. Baraka
Newark, NJ

Danny Glover, Actor, Humanitarian, U.N. Ambassador for the Decade of People of African Descent

Special Guest

Danny Glover
Actor, Humanitarian, U.N. Ambassador for the Decade of People of African Descent

Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Black America’s leading Political Economist and President Emeritus, Bennett College for Women

Moderator

Dr. Julianne Malveaux
Black America’s leading Political Economist and President Emeritus, Bennett College for Women

Rev. Mark Thompson, Social and political activist, Host/Producer, Make It Plain Podcast

Moderator

Rev. Mark Thompson
Social and political activist, Host/Producer, Make It Plain Podcast

Dr. E. Faye Williams, President/CEO, National Congress of Black Women

Panelist

Dr. E. Faye Williams
President/CEO, National Congress of Black Women

Marc Morial, President/CEO, National Urban League

Panelist

Marc Morial
President/CEO, National Urban League

Derrick Johnson, President/CEO, NAACP

Panelist

Derrick Johnson
President/CEO, NAACP

Melanie Campbell, President, National Coalition of Black Civic Participation

Panelist

Melanie Campbell
President, National Coalition of Black Civic Participation

Rev. Dr. Sheridan Todd Yeary, Senior Vice-President, Rainbow PUSH Coalition

Panelist

Rev. Dr. Sheridan Todd Yeary
Senior Vice-President, Rainbow PUSH Coalition

Marbre Stahly-Butts, Convener, Policy Table, Movement for Black Lives

Panelist

Marbre Stahly-Butts
Convener, Policy Table, Movement for Black Lives

Jasiri X, Hip Hop Activist, Founder, One Hood Media Center

Panelist

Jasiri X
Hip Hop Activist, Founder, 1Hood Media

Janice Mathis, Esq, Executive Director, National Council of Negro Women

Panelist

Janice Mathis, Esq
Executive Director, National Council of Negro Women

Barbara Arnwine, Founder/President, Transformative Change Coalition

Panelist

Barbara Arnwine
Founder/President, Transformative Change Coalition

Fredrica Bey, Founder, Women In Support of the Million Man March

Panelist

Fredrica Bey
Founder, Women In Support of the Million Man March

Pastor Michael McBride, Director of Urban Strategies, Faith in Action

Panelist

Pastor Michael McBride
Director of Urban Strategies, Faith in Action

Larry Hamm, Chairman, People’s Organization for Progress

Panelist

Larry Hamm
Chairman, People’s Organization for Progress

The Institute of the Black World 21st Century, Dr. Ron Daniels, President

Convened by

The Institute of the Black World 21st Century,
Dr. Ron Daniels, President

Musical Prelude

Introduction of Dr. Iva Carruthers, General Secretary, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference,

Dr. Ron Daniels, President, Institute of the Black World 21st Century

Invocation, Dr. Iva Carruthers

Introduction of Ayana Gregory, Artist, Author, Educator, Human Rights Activist, Dr. Ron Daniels

National Anthems Black America and South Africa, Ayanna Gregory

Introduction of Ras J. Baraka, Mayor, City of Newark, Dr. Ron Daniels

Greeting/Welcome, Mayor Ras J.  Baraka

Overview of the Program and Introduction of the Moderators and Panelists, Dr. Ron Daniels

Panel Discussion

Moderators

  • Dr. Julianne Malveaux,Black America’s leading Political Economist and President Emeritus, Bennett College for Women, Washington, D.C.
  • Rev. Mark Thompson,Social and political activist, Host/Producer, Make It PlainPodcast, New York, NY

Panelists

  • Marc Morial,President/CEO, National Urban League, New York, NY
  • Derrick Johnson,President/CEO, NAACP, Baltimore, MD
  • Rev. Dr. S. Todd Yeary, Senior Vice-President, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, Chicago, IL
  • Dr. E. Faye Williams, President/CEO, National Congress of Black Women, Washington, DC
  • Melanie Campbell,President, National Coalition of Black Civic Participation, Washington, DC
  • Barbara Arnwine, Founder/President, Transformative Change Coalition, Washington, DC
  • Marbre-Stahly-Butts, Convener, Policy Table, Movement for Black Lives, Brooklyn, NY
  • Jasiri X, Hip Hop Activist, Founder, 1Hood Media, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Janice Mathis, Esq, Executive Director, National Council of Negro Women, Washington, DC
  • Pastor Michael McBride, Director of Urban Strategies, Faith in Action, Berkley, CA
  • Larry Hamm, Chairman, People’s Organization for Progress, Newark, NJ
  • Fredrica Bey,Founder, Women In Support of the Million Man March, Newark, NJ

Introduction of Danny Glover, Actor, Activist, U.N. Ambassador, Decade for People of African Descent, Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Remarks, Danny Glover

Introduction of Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Rev. Mark Thompson

Remarks, Mayor Ras J. Baraka

Summation and Call to Action, Dr. Ron Daniels

On Thursday, Nov. 5, two days after one of the most consequential elections in the history of the U.S., the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW), will convene a virtual Town Hall Meeting to assess the impact of the election on Black America and the Pan-African World.

The Town Hall (from 7-9 pm EST) will be hosted by Mayor Ras Baraka of Newark, NJ and will bring together leaders from Black America’s major civil rights, human rights, faith and activist organizations.

“IBW has chosen to consistently assemble in Newark, New Jersey and I am always more than delighted to host this critical, virtual town hall meeting,” said Mayor Baraka.  “All of this year’s challenges have impacted our community like never before and there is too much at stake for all of us during this time. Now more than ever, we must work together on progressive policies that are community focused, driven by data and that explicitly aim to advance equality. We are extremely thankful for the partnership and look forward to working together to advance our collective goals.”

This gathering is in keeping with the tradition of IBW convening Town Hall Meetings every four years after presidential elections. These gatherings offer African American leaders an opportunity to share perspectives on the significance of the presidential elections on the interests and aspirations of Black people in the U.S. and the Pan African World.  The Town Hall meetings are typically the first major event of State of the Black World Conferences, which IBW convenes every four years. But because of the COVID pandemic, the Conference is being postponed, but the Town Hall will be convened as a virtual event.

Dr. Ron Daniels, President of IBW said, “while we are postponing State of the Black World Conference V until after it can safely be convened as an in-person event, the unprecedented nature of this presidential election dictated that IBW provide a venue for Black leaders to share their analysis of what the outcome of the election will mean for the future of Black people in this country and around the world”

Danny Glover, Actor, Humanitarian and UN Ambassador for the Decade of People of African Descent, who is a Special Guest and Respondent for the Town Hall Meeting, offered his view on the importance of this moment in history: “The impact of this  election will be felt for years to come all over the world. It’s important that we give thought to how we organize to devise policies that will eradicate all the vestiges of Trumpism while also advocating for progressive change.”

The Town Hall Meeting will be Co-Moderated by Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Black America’s leading political economist, newspaper columnist and President Emeritus, Bennett College for Women and Rev. Mark Thompson, social and political activist and Host/Producer, Make it Plain Podcast.

“It is only fitting that a major conversation of this nature be hosted in Newark by the Honorable Ras J. Baraka, one of the most progressive mayors in the U.S. The nation, Black America and the Pan African world will be eager to hear his thoughts on the way forward,” Dr. Daniels concluded.

The Nov. 5 Town Hall Meeting will be broadcast from 7-9 pm EST on IBW’s Web and social media platforms as well as on the platforms of IBW’s media partners:

  • Web: ibw21.org
  • YouTube: @ibw21st
  • Facebook: @ibw21st
  • Twitter: @ibw21st
  • Instagram: @ibw21st
  • Cable: Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN), New York, NY (Spectrum: 1997, RCN: 84, FIOS: 35)
  • Radio: WPFW, 89.3 FM (Pacifica Radio) Washington, DC
  • Radio: WBAI, 99.5 FM (Pacifica Radio), New York, NY
  • Web: The Real News Network (TRNN), Baltimore, MD
IBW21

About IBW21

IBW21 (The Institute of the Black World 21st Century) is committed to building the capacity of Black communities in the U.S. to work for the social, political, economic and cultural upliftment, the development of the global Black community and an enhanced quality of life for all marginalized people.