In partnership with the Local Development Corporation of East New York, we present our annual Black History panel discussion and marketplace. Inspired by the book, The Business of Black Power: Community Development, Capitalism, and Corporate Responsibility in Postwar America, renowned journalist and author Ron Howell will moderate the panel that includes Society for Effective Economic Democracy co-founder Roger Green, NYC Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives J. Phillip Thompson, activist Lisa Jenkins, social justice minister Glinnie Chamble and The Culture LP co-founder Michael Tonge. Real estate entrepreneur R. Donahue Peebles II, Chairman and CEO of the Peebles Corporation will be a special featured speaker.

We anticipate a meaningful dialogue related to the black power movement and its impact on politics, housing, healthcare, the arts, and business. We hope that those in attendance leave with new knowledge, inspiration and a determination to continue the legacy to spur relevant economic development opportunities.

BPL’s Business & Career Center is generously supported by Dime Community Bank, Lead Funder of the PowerUP! Business Plan Competition,, Ridgewood Savings Bank, Con Edison, ReferenceUSA, Elizabeth Crowell & Robert Wilson and Signature Bank.

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