9:00 am- 9:30 am- Registration and Light Refreshments
9:35 am-9:45 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:45 am- 10:45 am-Racial Equity and NC Cooperative Extension - Moderated Panel
A panel of former and current African-American county directors of NC Cooperative Extension to speak on their leadership experiences and challenges.
Moderator: Savonala ‘Savi’ Horne, Esq.- Executive Director, Land Loss Prevention Project
Panelist: Patricia Peele- Former County Director Tyrone Fisher- Director, Orange County
Turner Pride, Jr. - Director, Vance County Delphine Sellars- Former County Director
11:00 am- Estate Planning for Farmers and Rural Landowners-Presentation
The Litigation Team of the Land Loss Prevention Project will lead a discussion on estate and transition planning, the importance of drafting a will, and heir property.
Presenter: Omari Wilson, J.D. - Senior Attorney, Land Loss Prevention Project
11:30 am- Emergency Preparedness and Minority Communities- Presentation
A presentation on the vulnerabilities low-income and minority communities face during natural disasters and how the Rural Community and Rural Development program at NC A&T Cooperative Extension works to alleviate this issue.
Presenter: Dr. Michelle Eley- Community and Economic Development Specialist, NC A&T
12:00 pm- Lunch and Lobby Presentation
Land Grant University Segregation through Photography- Presentation
The Special Collections Research Center at North Carolina State University Libraries and F.D. Bluford Library will be displaying original photography and documents from the “Better Living in North Carolina” project, the S. B. Simmons Collection, John D. Wray Collection, and North Carolina State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Communication Services Records
Presenters: James Stewart- Head of Archives & Special Collections, F.D. Bluford Library at NC A&T
Netta Cox- Head of Serials and Government Documents Librarian, F.D. Bluford Library at NC A&T
Todd Kosmerick- University Archivist, NCSU Libraries
Virginia Ferris-Outreach and Engagement Program Librarian, NCSU Libraries |
1:00 pm- Keynote Conversation with The Honorable Eva Clayton
A conversation with Jeanne Millken Bonds, Senior Manager of Regional Community Development-Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and Former Congresswoman Eva Clayton
2:00 pm Sustaining Young Black Professionals in the Agricultural Fields- Moderated Panel
A panel aimed at addressing current challenges with sustaining students in Agricultural academic programs and placing those students in careers.
Moderator: Rhyne Cureton, Graduating Senior Agricultural Education, NC A&T ‘18
Confirmed Panelist- Dr. Antoine Alston, Professor & Associate Dean of Academic Studies College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences
Dr. Zakiya Leggett, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University
Kamal Bell, MS- CEO, Sankofa Farms & Biotechnology Instructor with Durham Public Schools
3:00 pm Food Access and the Role of Black Religious Leaders
A panel discussion examining the religious sector’s role in food access and healthy living in their communities.
Moderator: Lashauna Austria- Executive Director of Benevolence Farm
Panelist: Rev. Tembila Covington- Urban Agriculture Program Assistant, NC Cooperative Extension
Rev. Dr. Heber Brown III, Founder of The Black Church Food Network
Rev. Richard Joyner, Executive Director of Conetoe Family Life Center
4:00 pm - Closing Remarks
Master of Ceremonies
Joey Peele- Project Officer, Healthy Places by Design
Special Support Provided by:
Hannah Quigley- Food Systems Program Fellow, Self Help Credit Union
Julius Tillery- Founder of Black Cotton
Chanel Nestor, Event Organizer - Founder of North Carolina Always & Lecturer, NC A&T