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The Baltimore Banner's Legacy Builders

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The Baltimore Banner is proud to present its 2nd annual DEI event, Legacy Builders. Join us for a morning of podium speakers and panel discussions featuring Baltimore community and business leaders all moderated by The Baltimore Banner's DEI reporter, John-John Williams IV. 

This event is free to attend thanks to our sponsors and registration is required. Complimentary breakfast provided. Doors open at 08:30am. Program will begin promptly at 09:00am. This event is sponsored by: CareFirst, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, University of Maryland Medical System, Maryland Department of Transportation, TEDCO, Downtown Partnership, University of Baltimore College of Public Affairs and United Way of Central Maryland.  



The Road to Reparations

Rev. Dr. Robert Turner, Pastor, Empowerment Temple A.M.E. Church Baltimore, Maryland. & John-John Williams IV, DEI Reporter, The Baltimore Banner


Cracking the Code: Funding Future Black Leaders:

Tony Bridges, Assistant Secretary for Transportation Equity and Engagement, Maryland Department of Transportation 

Windy Deese, Vice President, Public Policy and Economic Advancement, United Way of Central Maryland

Angel St. Jean, Chief Executive Officer, The Equity Brain Trust

Shelonda Stokes, President, Downtown Partnership

The Battle for DEI: Are Diverse Initiatives Being Weaponized and Attacked? 

Y. Maria Martinez, Special Secretary, Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

Karen Miller, President, Karen Miller Consulting

Juan Webster, Senior Corporate Director, Social Impact, Montage International

The Medical Divide: Addressing Inequities and Injustice in Health Care:

Lester Davis, Vice President, Chief of Staff, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Tiffany M. Wiggins, MD, MPH, FACOG, Vice President and Chief Health Equity Officer, University of Maryland Medical System

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