March 3

9:00 AM

Radical rest &

morning yoga with amplify & activate

freedom riders special session

10:00 AM

Welcome & conference opening

10:30 AM

Changing the Narrative for Black Health: How to Navigate Policy Change with a New Administration 

Daniel Dawes, Author, Political Determinants of Health (Moderator)

11:30 am

Radical Rest: Reclaiming Our Birthright

Charity White, Program Manager, Black Women’s Wellness

12:15 pm

NEtworking hour

Exhibit Hall Open

1:00 pm

The Power of immunity: To Vaccine or Not to Vaccine

Stephaun Wallace, Ph.D. Director of External Relations, COVID-19 Prevention Network and Staff Scientist, Fred Hutch 

Dr. Oveta Fuller, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan Medical School 

Cedric “Jamie” Rutland, MD, National Spokesperson, American Lung Association

LaTroya Hester, Communications Director, The Center for Black Health & Equity 

2:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session 1: Cancer Priorities

Ena Wanliss, Associate Director of Program and Policy, CDC, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control

Nikki Branch, Branch Chief, CDC, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control

Krystal Redman, Dr.PH, MHA, Executive Director, Breast Cancer Action

Breakout Session 2: Using Data & Technology to Address Chronic Disease Disparities

Ashlee Wisdom, Founder/CEO, Health in Her Hue

Quinton Keith, Director of Data and Continuous Improvement, University of Chicago

David Dodds, Motion Graphics Designer, UCLA Instructor 

Breakout Session 3: Racism as a Public Health Emergency

Natasha Phelps, Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center

Wizdom Powell, Ph.D., Director of the Health Disparities Institute and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UCONN Health

Dwayne Proctor, Ph.D., Senior Advisor to the President, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Ruqaiijah Yeaarby, JD, Executive Director and Co-Founder - The Institute for Healing Justice and Equity 

3:00 pm

breathing break with Ayo Handy-Kendi of Ritual of Reconciliation

Exhibit Hall Open

3:30 pm

Conversations We Aren’t Having

Chronic Disease: Ballroom, Barbershops and Benches

Kimberly Wright, Executive Director, American Heart Association Metro Atlanta 

Kevin Davis, Owner, Pro Cut Family Barbershop 

Economic: End of Life Economic & Psychological Impact on Families

Brandi Alexander, National Constituency Director, Compassion & Choices

Jeff Gardere, MD, America’s Psychologist

Ottamissiah “Missy” Moore

Reverend Charles McNeil, Unity Baptist Church

Social Justice: Healing from Grief and Trauma

Shawn Blue, Psy.D., Assistant Professor at Thomas Jefferson University

Anita Earls, NC Supreme Court Justice, Civil Rights Attorney

Amba Jonnalagadda, MD, Associate Chief of Staff, Veterans Administration

4:30 pm

Policy Solutions: regional Workshops

Culture of Health Leaders

5:30 PM

Closing Keynote

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

National Institutes of Health

6:00 pM

Spoken Word/The Center charge & Call to Action

Delmonte Jefferson, Executive Director, The Center for Black Health & Equity

Ritney Castine, Chair, State of Black Health