‘It was time to lead in urgency’ By Genevieve Bookwalter, Chicago Tribune — Hundreds of Evanston residents packed the sanctuary of First Church of God Wednesday evening to participate in a town hall discussion on the next steps in the city’s landmark reparations fund initiative. Evanston City Council passed a measure last month that will funnel the city’s tax revenue generated from the sale of recreational marijuana to a local reparations fund….
APRIL 5, 2019, NEWARK, NJ — Panelists from across the country shared their perspectives on the nature of the crisis and offered ideas for countering the devastating assault on Black communities.
WED.JUNE.13 (Philadelphia, PA) — A Community Town Hall Meeting: Are Safe Drug Injection Sites Safe for the Black Community? The Issue: Mayor Jim Kenny, District Attorney Larry Krasner and drug policy reform advocates are promoting the idea of creating sites where drug users can take drugs under medical supervision. They believe this will reduce the harm that drug users might inflict on the community. Those who are opposed to safe injection sites, including States Attorney General Josh Shapiro, warn that this is simply encouraging rather than discouraging people to use drugs. We invite you to attend/participate in a Town Hall Meeting to hear about and discuss this very important issue.
National Town Hall Meeting A National convening in collaboration with women across the nation who have been impacted by the Criminal Justice system and leaders who are engaging in gender-responsive, criminal justice reform efforts. When Saturday, July 21, 2018 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET) Where Allen Chapel AME Church, 2498 Alabama Ave SE Washington, DC 20020 Sponsored by The National Council of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls…
Featured Topics: The Amazing National Black Writers Conference, Medgar Evers College; Another Report on the Newark As Model City Initiative; Report Back From Afro-Descendant Conference in Venezuela. Guests: Dr. Brenda Greene, Executive Director, Center for Black Literature, Medgar Evers College/CUNY, Brooklyn, NY; Dr. Charlene Sinclair, Director for Reinvestment, Center for Community Change, Washington, DC; Yvette Modestin, Founder/ Executive Director, Encuentro Diaspora, Boston, MA
Newark As Model City Initiative — Tuesday, April 3, 2018 the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) convened a National Town Hall dedicated to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and His Journey for Economic Justice. The focus was on Newark as Model City. Host, Mayor Ras Baraka. Keynote Speaker, Danny Glover. The Program Prelude Excerpts from Dr. King’s Mountaintop Speech Welcome Carmelo Garcia, Acting Deputy Mayor/Director,…
Press Release Updated — To honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th Anniversary of his martyrdom and to commemorate his famous “Mountaintop Speech,” the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) will convene a Town Hall meeting in Newark, NJ on April 3 at the historic Robert Treat Hotel.
4/3/18, Newark, NJ — A National Town Hall Meeting Focusing on Mayor Ras J. Baraka’s Quest to Make Newark A Model City. Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Mountaintop Speech. Keynote Speaker, Danny Glover, Convened by IBW21, Hosted by Mayor Ras J. Baraka.