CA– “Navigating Our New
Now” will be the theme as Urban Excellence University presents “In This
Together 2020: An Online Community Summit Series. The series will take place from
Tuesday, April 14 through Thursday, April 30, 2020 online at
InThisTogether2020.org and then through Facebook, Instagram and other social
“This virtual summit will provide an opportunity to meet, listen to and collaborate with peers from our local community, as well as those on a statewide, national, and global level. Speakers and attendees will hail from just about every industry; from educators and entrepreneurs to engineers to elected officials,” said Kim Anthony, CEO, UrbanExcellenceU.org and InThisTogether2020 conference curator.
“With early data showing that the coronavirus is infecting and killing black people at alarming rate, we are excited this summit will provide an opportunity for African American community leaders from the Inland Empire and beyond to come together (virtually) to share knowledge and wisdom for supporting each other through COVID-19 crisis and navigating our “new now.”
The speaker line-up is a virtual “who’s-who” in Inland Empire-based business and community leadership and beyond and includes and John Hope Bryant, CEO, Operation HOPE; Dr. Margaret Hill, Board Member, San Bernardino City Unified School District; Ta Lese Middleton, Publisher & CEO, Inland Valley News; Kyle Webb, Webb Family Investments/CEEM I.E.; Joseph Williams, Trustee, San Bernardino Community College District; Jonathon & Keynaisha Buffong, Co-Founders, National Black Grad; Michelle Cammon, Founder, Game Changers Beyond the Classroom; Hilda Kennedy, Founder & President, AmPac Tri State CDC; Lora Dene King, Founder & CEO, Rodney King Foundation; Carl Dameron, Creative Director, Dameron Communications; Shirley Coates, Founder & Director, Society of Extraordinary Women; Ardelphia Bowen-Drinkard, Founder, Foster Care Resource Group; Dr. Shawndeeia Drinkard, Clinical Psychologist; Michael Lacy, Strategic Accounts Director, Adobe, Inc.; Heather Dunham, Founder, We Speak Arts, Inc.; Donnie Johnson, COO, E.L.I.T.E.; Pastor Tommy Morrow, Victory Community Church; Carolyn Simms, Sr. Policy Engagement Advisor, Southern California Edison; Kevin Jones, Founder, Business in a Bucket Institute; Gina Johnson, SPMG Media; Dawn Kasey Lovelace, ACC, ICF, Lovelace Coaching; Channing Hawkins, President, West Valley Water Board; Kim Lyles, Lyles Tax Services, Yolanda Reeves, CEO, E.L.I.T.E., Shamilla Pennington, Minister and Community Advocate; Charlene Usher, Esq., Usher Law Group; and Robert Watkins, Watkins Real Estate Services.
As we face such an unprecedented crisis, we invite the entire community to join us from the comfort and safety of their own homes to as we bring together knowledge, information and inspiration from every corner of our community. “Join us as we share ideas and brainstorm strategies to weather this storm and chart new courses forward.”