Race & Policy Symposium 2019

Race and Policy Symposium

Hosted by Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, the D.C. Policy Center, and the Consumer Health Foundation

Introductory remarks by Councilmember McDuffie and other dignitaries
Panel 1: Education & Employment – Achieving Racial Equity in District of Columbia Public Education
Panel 2: Health – Examining the Determinants of Health Equity
Panel 3: Housing & Economic Development – Revitalizing Communities to Achieve Racial Equity
Panel 4: Access to Capital for Minority-Owned Small Businesses in DC

Thursday, January, 17, 2019

9:30 am – 2:00 pm



9:30 – 10 amRegistration and Coffee
10 – 10:15 amOpening RemarksChairman Phil Mendelson
Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie
Councilmember David Grosso
Councilmember Trayon White, Sr.
10:15 – 10:45 amEducation & Employment – Achieving Racial Equity in District of Columbia Public EducationKristen Moore, Ed.D., Coordinator, Student Empowerment and Equity Programs, DCPS (Moderator)
Adjoa B. Asamoah, Chair, DC Title I Committee of Practicioners; Vice Chair, Commission on African American Affairs
Pat McGuire, President, Trinity Washington University
Amanda Alexander, Ph.D. – Interim Chancellor DCPS
Faith Gibson Hubbard, Chief Student Advocate, The DC State Board of Education
10:45 – 11 amBreak
11 – 11:45 amHealth – Examining the Determinants of Health EquityAza Nedhari, DHSc, MFT, CPM, Executive Director and Co-founder, Mamatoto Village (Moderator)
Yolandra Hancock, M.D., Delta Health and Wellness Consulting, LLC, CRC Wellness Center, and DC Health
Joseph Richardson, Jr., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology and Crimonology, University of Maryland at College Park
Jermane Bond, Ph.D., Co-Founder & CEO, Health Equity Analytics Lab (HEAL, LLC)
Anneta Arno, Ph.D., MPH, Director, Office of Health Equity
11:45 am – 12:15 pmLunch
12:15 – 1 pmHousing & Economic Development – Revitalizing Communities to Achieve Racial EquityErica Southerland, Ph.D., APR, Senior Communications Consultant (Moderator)
Maurice Jackson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Georgetown University
Ari Theresa, Esq., Principal Attorney, Stoop Law
Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press, Race & Ethnicity Writer
Vaughn Perry, Equitable Development Manager, 11th Street Bridge Park
1 – 1:15 pmBreak
1:15 – 2pmAccess to Capital for Minority-Owned Small Businesses in DCKristi Whitfield, Director, DSLBD (Opening remarks)
Evette Banfield, CNHED (Moderator)
Melissa Bradley, Georgetown & Venture DC/Project 500
Shelly Bell, Black Girl Ventures
Jeremie Greer, Prosperity Now
Kevon King, Village Cafe
2 – 2:15 pmClosing Remarks

Download the agenda as a PDF in a single legal (8.5″ x 14″) page.


R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center
2730 Martin Luther King Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20032
* Parking is available on site


Registration is currently at capacity, although you are welcome to join the waitlist, should tickets become available.

The event will be livestreamed on Councilmember McDuffie’s Facebook page and it will be taped for later broadcast on the District Council Channel.

Media who wish to cover the event should contact Nolan Treadway via voice/text at (202) 445-0361.

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