March 2

9:00 AM

Radical Rest &


10:00 AM

Official Welcome & Acknowledgements

Delmonte Jefferson

Executive Director of The Center for Black Health & Equity

Anita Gailliard

Chair of the Board of The Center for Black Health & Equity

Lift Every Voice and Sing, Grammy Award Winner Jarrett Johnson and Alvin Chea

10:15 AM

State of Black Health annual address

Dr. Marcela Nunez-Smith

Chair of the Biden-Harris Health Equity Taskforce

11:15 Am

Annual SBH Response Panel of CIVIc leaders

Leon McDougle, MD, President of the National Medical Association

Shiriki Kumanyika, Founder and Chair, Council on Black Health

Claudia Hardy, Program Director, O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham

12:15 PM

Lunch break

Entertainment by Raymond Wimley 

1:00 pm

Economic Impact of COVID-19 Across Major Cities in America

Hosted by Aidil Ortiz and Ritney Castine

Co-Hosts of Black Body Health the Podcast

Special Guest Panelists

2:00 pm

State of black mental health Panel

Nadia Richardson 

Executive Director of No More Martyrs


Ayanna Abrams, MD,

Therapist & Founder of Ascension Behavioral Health

Shanti Das

Executive Director & Founder of Silence the Shame

3:00 pm

Breathing Break

Ayo Handy-Kendi, “the Breath Sekou”, CEO of PositivEnergyWorks & founder of Optimum Life Breathology, Black Love Day & the Ritual of Reconciliation

Exhibit Hall Open

3:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions

Breakout Session 1: Nutrition and Food Insecurity

Shonta Chambers, MSW, Executive Vice President Health Equity & Community Engagement, Patient Advocate Foundation 

Dr. Linda Gary, Founder, Mt. Carmel HELPS 

Ami L. McReynolds, Chief Equity and Programs Officer, Feeding America 

Ashley Hickson, Senior Policy Associate, Center for Science in the Public Health 

Breakout Session 2: Examining the Intersection of Economics, Race, and Health

Ricardo Thomas, Owner, Thomas Waddell Financial Services

Kyle Moore, Economist, Economy Policy Institute


Breakout Session 3: Gun Violence & Equitable Enforcement 

Mia Keeys, Director of Health Equity, Policy & Advocacy, American Medical Association (Moderator)


Colin Mapp, Bass Reeves Gun Club, President, Atlanta Chapter of the National African American Gun Association 

4:30 pm

National Dialogue on HIV

Torrian Baskerville

Senior Associate at NASTAD

David Johns, Executive Director, National Black Justice Coalition

Daniel Driffin, D3 Consulting



6:00 PM

SIP Session: solutions in practice

Networking & Cocktail Hour

7:00 pM

Evening Concert

Featuring CASME’ & Raymond Wimley