Building Black Power: Creating sustainable change in the Black community (6.25.2020)
In light of the recent global protests against racism, calls to #DefundThePolice and the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, one question has been repeatedly asked:
“How can the Black community create sustainable change for ourselves?”
This discussion will focus on attempting to answer that question by focusing on one word: infrastructure.
Structural racism/white supremacy have always created roadblocks to our community building the necessary framework to protect and provide for our communities. Many of us are exhausted with talking about “the problem” and want to build more sustainable solutions to the many challenges our community faces.
Bakari Jones, Business strategist
Danielle Torain, Executive Director - OSI-Baltimore
Changa Onyango, Director - AO Services
Heber Brown III, Director - The Black Church Food Security Network
Dayvon Love, Director of Public Policy - Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle