State of the Black Belt: Exploring Our Future Through Collaboration

CityDemopolis
CountyMarengo (AL1045)
Date09/20/2019
Hours08:30
CategoriaEvents
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Demopolis
Marengo (AL1045)
Tel 2019-09-20
Categoria Events
State of the Black Belt: Exploring Our Future Through Collaboration

Join Black Belt Roots for a one-day convening on best practices and the current issues facing Alabama Black Belt communities.  Hear from Felecia Lucky, President of the Black Belt Community Foundation, as she shares programmatic insights from a regional perspective.  As a follow-up to last year's conversation, Professor Mark Elliott returns to co-present on water quality issues and emerging legislation.  Breakout sessions will feature student-led projects that are making a difference in our communities.  In the afternoon, our policy-makers will take center stage to discuss the issues that are most important in your community.  The luncheon keynote speaker is none other than Governor Kay Ivey's Chief of Staff, Mr. Jo Bonner (Black Belt Roots in Wilcox County). We are creating a space for colleges/universities, students, policy-makers, non-profits, businesses, and community advocates to platform change through collaboration.

 Bring your ideas and bring your voice.   We're not just convening another meeting, we're helping to move the Black Belt region forward through collaboration, capacity building, and next steps for sustainability.  SPACE IS LIMITED. Registration is free, but required to attend. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ABOUT THE ORGANIZER Black Belt Roots, created in 2014, is a coalition of concerned citizens and non-profit organizations working collaboratively to address issues in Alabama's Black Belt.  Its members are dedicated to raising awareness, publicizing issues of importance, and empowering residents of impoverished communities to transcend generational poverty and invest in an improved quality of life. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ABOUT OUR PARTNERS Black Belt Community Foundation - The mission of the Black Belt Community Foundation’s is to forge a collective stream of giving that transforms our 12-county region and connects those interested in having an impact in this region with nonprofits that are making a difference today.
Founded in 2004 with the idea that those living and working in the Black Belt best knew the area’s challenges and opportunities, the Black Belt Community Foundation actively puts needed resources into the region that make a lasting impact.  Stillman College, located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is a liberal arts institution, committed to fostering academic excellence and to providing high quality educational opportunities for diverse populations with disparate levels of academic preparation. Primarily a teaching institution, Stillman has a proud and evolving tradition of preparing students for leadership and service in society. Wallace Community College Selma shares a vision of a learning-centered education that is responsive to the needs of our service area and is manifested by quality teaching, opportunities for learning, effective educational support services, and access to a quality education.
Challenged by change and innovation, the College will move forward to create a future responsive to the diverse needs of students, community, and state..

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