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SOBWC V to be held April 19 – 23, 2023 at the Baltimore Convention Center and the Hilton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, MD. Theme: Global Africans Rising – Empowerment, Reparations and Healing.


April 19 – 23, 2023 Baltimore, MD — #SOBWC-V will be the 5th international gathering of people of African descent convened by the Institute of the Black World 21st Century to assess the condition of Black people in the U.S. and globally with working sessions around key issues.


All participants are to register for one (1) issue area only, in order to assure an in-depth quality experience. See SOBWC-V Agenda/Schedule for working session date and time.

1 – Environmental Justice, Climate Change and Water as A Human Right
2 – Displacing Black People & Black Culture: Gentrification as a State of Emergency in Black America
3 – Socially Responsible Black Business & Economic Development
4 – Combating Gun Violence, Murders & Fratricide in Black Communities: A Public Health Crisis
5 – Reimagining Public Safety & Law Enforcement
6 – Making Black Lives Matter
7 – Hip Hop Summit: The Role of Hip Hop in the Black Freedom Struggle
8 – Building the U.S. and Global Reparations Movements


Conference Registration & Info Here

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.