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CBMA To Open The 2016 NABJ Conference in D.C.




Panel will explore role of art, philanthropy, activism and media in changing the narrative around Black men and boys 

Featured Panelists include CBMA CEO Shawn Dove, Color of Change Executive Director Rashad Robinson, Co-Director Gina Belafonte, Advancement Project Executive Director Judith Browne Dianis, and Duke Ellington School of the Arts Co-Founder Peggy Cooper Cafritz 

To further explore and contextualize the current state of police violence and systemic injustice facing America’s Black communities, the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA), in partnership with ScaleUp Partners, will open up this year’s National Association of Black Journalists’ Annual Convention in D.C. with a panel titled “Black Male Re-imagined: Protest, Power and Promise.” Taking place Wednesday, August 3rd from 8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. as part of the NABJ Learning Lab, the panel will address some of today’s most urgent human rights issues, and the intersectional influence of philanthropy, art/entertainment, activism and media in elevating and shifting public narratives and perceptions of Black men and women.

Featured panelists for “Black Male Re-imagined” include CBMA CEO Shawn DoveColor of Change Executive Director Rashad RobinsonAdvancement Project Executive Director Judith Browne Co-Director Gina Belafonte; and Former D.C. Public Schools President and Duke Ellington School of the Arts Co-Founder Peggy Cooper Cafritz. ScaleUp Partners Co-Founder Johnathan Holifield will introduce the panel, with CBMA Vice President for Communications Rashid Shabazz serving as Moderator.

Wednesday’s panel will open up with a premiere of the short documentary “Mothers of the Revolution.” Directed by filmmaker Davia Carter and produced by Blackout for Human Rights, the documentary features mothers who have lost children to police violence, some of who appeared on-stage at last week’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

The session will be broadcast live online via Twitter/Periscope at @BMAchievement as well Facebook Live, during which audiences can engage using the hashtags #BlackMaleReimagined and #InclusiveAmerica


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