"Creating a Progressive Black Agenda for the 21st Century Workshop"

The Arcus Foundation’s Racial Justice, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity program hosted a workshop at the 2010 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference, held in Washington, DC, September 17, 2010. Breaking Down Barriers: Creating a Progressive Black Agenda for the 21st Century, the interactive dialogue focused on building an African American progressive social justice agenda. Moderated by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, Professor at Columbia University and national television commentator, panelists featured black leaders from the social justice, government and philanthropic sectors, including: Clayola Brown, Executive Director, A. Phillip Randolph Institute Jacqueline Ayers, Legislative Director for Heath & Education Policy, National Urban League Policy Institute Jasper Hendricks, Senior Consultant for Public Engagement, National Black Justice Coalition C. Nicole Mason, Research Assistant Professor and Executive Director of the Women of Color Policy Network, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Chief Executive Officer, Green for All Rep. Simone Bell, Member of the Georgia State House of Representatives Roz Lee, Senior Program Officer, Arcus Foundation The workshop was highlighted by addresses from Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver. It was the first time that a panel specifically inclusive of African American LGBT issues was featured at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual conference.