Friday July 30, 2021
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
(Keynote comments, meet and greet, and music)
July 31, 2021 ( Saturday)
7:15 a.m - Continental breakfast. ( coffee, tea, juices and water available throughout the day)
8:00-9:00 a.m - Welcome and Plenary Session
Meeting Room A
9:00-9:55- What is Diversity, Equality and Inclusion; and what is race.. an overview
10:00-11:00- Broad based prosperity and racial equity imperatives
Presenters: Tim Giuiliani, CEO ( Orlando Economic Partnership); Tony Jenkins OEP Vice Chair and Florida Blue Central Florida Marketing President
11:05-noon- Minorty and small business roundtable ( entrepreneurship, lifting of barriers to entry, opportunities, access to capitol)
Lunch ( 12:10-1:25)- Awards ceremony and keynote address.
1:30-2:30 - Education and Entrepreneurship: Establishing a partnershioop for success
Presenter: Dr Sharon Ames Denard PhD
2:35-3:35- History of voting in Florida as a cornerstone of democracy : Barriers to full voter participation and how to increase participation.
3:40-4:25- Making Florida whole: a panel of interdisciplinary leaders in academia, the arts, politics. business and law... concluding actionable priorities to improve on race, equality, justice and opportunity in Florida.
4:30-5:20- Minority access to healthcare and how to fill those gaps: panel of hospitals, state agency representative, health profession and veterans representative
Meeting Room B
9:00- 10:00- Historical intersectional ( gender identity, ethnicity, sexual preference, culture and race) failures and opportunities specific to equality, justice and inclusion
Presenter: Nadine Smith of Equality Florida or representative
10:00-11:00- Art and literature: Its role in racial diversity and understanding
Presenters: Professor and author Dr Maxine Montgomery PhD of Florida State University, Professor and author : Tameka Hobbs PhD of Florida Memorial University
11:00-noon- The Purpose- Built of Community Based Development
Presenters: Eddy Moratin (CEO Lift Florida), and Dr Robert Allen (Tangelo Park Program
Noon-1:20 - Lunch (awards and featured speaker)
1:30-2:30- Healing : A panel discussion on high murder rate in urban Florida which has disproportionately impacted many children of color-what cabn cities, families and law enforcement do.
2:35-3:35- Criminal Justice Reform: The opportunities and challenges, making sure that the system is just, free of bias and placing families and rehabilitation first.
3:40-4:40- Opportunities Florida: Overview of Florida the sunshine state, its opportunities in business industry, science and technology , if diversity and inclusion is realized
4:45-5:30- HBCU Roundtable: The role of HBCU's at addressing diversity across socioeconomic, racial and ethnic groups in Florida through its educational mission
Register at the link above. Group rate registration for te event is open at $159 per night. To secure room call (866) 996-6338 or loca (407)996-6338 and ask for group rate for The Dream Foundation