Clubs of Color Conference in Silver Spring
Laurie-Anne Sayles, president of the African American Democratic Club said the group is coming together to discuss the 2015 legislative session and prepare for the next one.
“Our common interests are strengthening opportunities for minorities; economic development with the procurement procedures, attracting and encouraging more minorities in the political process,” Sayles said.
The community engagement conference is scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1 Veteran’s Place in Silver Spring. It is open to the public.
“It is really going to re-energize our bases and the community and get us in the mindset that next legislative session is a year away but we need to start the ground work now, she said.
Panel Topics and Invited Speakers include:
- Economic Development Panel – Moderator, Brentin Mock, Journalist
Alicia McLeod, Executive Director of The Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce Sterling Crockett, Executive Director Our Voices Matter Senator Susan Lee (D-16)
- Education Panel – Moderator, David Lee, Redskins Broadcasting
Doug Prouty, MCEA Frances Frost, MCCPTA Senator Nancy King (D-39)
- Police Accountability Panel – Moderator, Alejandro Negron, Hispanic Agenda News Program
Rev. S. Todd Yeary, Ph.D, Pastor of Douglas Memorial Community Church and the Political Action Chair for the Maryland State Conference of the NAACP Elijah Wheeler, DMC Reduction Coordinator, the Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families Del. Kathleen Dumais (D-15)
- Civic Engagement Panel – Moderator, Elianne Ramos, CEO & Founder SpeakSpanish Communications & Border Kids Relief
Esther Aguilera, President & CEO Hispanic Congressional Caucus Institute Bertha Flores, Legislative Aide, Montgomery County Council Del. Marice Morales, (D-19)