Urban America Forward: Civil Rights Roundtable Series National Conference

The Urban America Forward: Civil Rights Roundtable Series National Conference is presented by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, in partnership with the National League of Cities. The Urban America Forward series is co-sponsored by the Ford Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Atlantic Philanthropies, and Kresge Foundation.

AGENDA

Friday, March 4, 2016
9am - 5pm EST


9:00am - 9:15am  |  Welcome

Derek Douglas, Vice President for Civic Engagement, The University of Chicago

Michael Dawson, MacArthur Professor of Political Science, Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, The University of Chicago

Cathy Cohen, Founder, The Black Youth Project (BYP), Chair, Political Science Department, The University of Chicago

Joy-Ann Reid (Emcee), National Correspondent, MSNBC 

9:15am - 9:30am  |  Audience Polling 9:30am - 9:45am  |  Racial Polarization of the Electorate

Cornell Belcher, President, Brilliant Corners 

9:45am - 10:00am  |  Shifting Demographics in America

Manuel Pastor, Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, Director, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) 

10:00am - 10:15am  |  Framing: Who, What, and Why Inclusion?

Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, PolicyLink 

10:15am - 11:15am  |  Education, Housing, and Economic Empowerment

ModeratorDon Chen, Director, Urban Opportunity, Ford Foundation

Micere Keels, Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago

Tasha Tucker, Associate Programme Executive, Atlantic Philanthropies

Malcom Glenn, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Uber

Marc Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League

Janet Murguia, President and CEO, National Council of La Raza 

11:15am - 11:30am  |  Break 11:30am - 12:20pm  |  Healthy Communities, Infrastructure, and the Environment

ModeratorDwayne Proctor, Director and Senior Advisor, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Stacy Lindau, Associate Professor and Director, Research and Innovation, University of Chicago Medicine, Urban Health Initiative

Olajide Williams, Founder, Hip Hop Public Health

Ari Simon, Vice President, Chief Program and Strategy Officer, Kresge Foundation

Monique Lin-Luse, Assistant Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund 12:20pm - 12:30pm  |  Break  12:30pm - 1:15pm  |  Luncheon Discussion

ModeratorAranthan Jones II, Chief Policy and Communications Officer, The W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Jonathan Capehart, Opinion Writer, The Washington Post

Joy-Ann Reid, National Correspondent, MSNBC

Maria Teresa Kumar, President, Voto Latino 1:15pm - 1:30pm |  Break 1:30pm - 2:30pm  |  Justice, Violence Reduction, and Police Practice

ModeratorNkechi Taifa, Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society Foundations

Roy L. Austin, Jr., Deputy Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs, Justice and Opportunity, White House Domestic Policy Council

Lex Steppling, National Organizer, Equal Justice USA

Page May, Organizer, We Charge Genocide

Craig Futterman, Clinical Professor, University of Chicago Law School 2:30pm - 2:45pm  |  Break 2:45pm - 3:45pm |  Contraction of Democracy 

ModeratorVivek Malhotra, Director of Civil and Human Rights, The Ford Foundation

Michael Dawson, MacArthur Professor of Political Science, Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, The University of Chicago

Dan Tokaji, Professor of Law, Ohio State University

Thomas Saenz, President and General Counsel, MALDEF

Judith Browne Dianis, Co-Director, Advancement Project 3:45pm - 4:45pm  | Tomorrow's Urban Civil Rights Coalition 

ModeratorGail Christopher, Senior Advisor and Vice President, The W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Cathy Cohen, Founder, The Black Youth Project (BYP), Chair, Political Science Department, The University of Chicago

Wade Henderson, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Mee Moua, President and Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Jonathan Lykes, Coordinating Council Member, BYP100

Malika Saada Saar, Public Policy and Government Relations Senior Counsel-Civil and Human Rights, Google 

4:45pm - 5:00pm |  Conclusion

Alaina Beverly, Director of Urban Affairs, University of Chicago