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A Virtual National Town Hall Meeting to Mobilize Support for the Declaration of Gentrification as a “State of Emergency in Black America and Create a United Front to Defend and Develop Sustainable Black Communities. Hosted by Ras J. Baraka, Mayor, Newark, NJ. Convened by the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, Dr. Ron Daniels, President.
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Monday, April 4, 2022 7pm EST

A virtual/national town hall meeting to mobilize support for the declaration of gentrification as a “State of Emergency in Black America” and create a united front to defend and develop sustainable Black communities.

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  • Ras J. Baraka
    Mayor, Newark, NJ

Special Guest

  • Marc Morial
    President/CEO, National Urban League


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

Resource Persons & Panelists

  • Damien Goodmon
    Executive Director, Crenshaw Subway Coalition Los Angeles, CA
  • Assata Richards
    Executive Director, Sankofa Institute Houston, TX
  • Camryn Smith
    Executive Director, Communities in Partnership Durham, NC
  • K. Wyking Garrett
    President/CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust Seattle, WA
  • Vivian Cox Fraser
    President/CEO, Urban League of Essex County Newark, NJ
  • Melvin White
    Founder/Director, MLK Beloved Streets Initiative St. Louis, MO

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IBW21 (The Institute of the Black World 21st Century) is committed to enhancing the capacity of Black communities in the U.S. and globally to achieve cultural, social, economic and political equality and an enhanced quality of life for all marginalized people.