PANELS & WORKSHOPS

​(Macy’s Bridge)

​CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE COMMUNITY FORUM PANEL AT 3:00 PM (PST) VIA LIVE STREAMING VIDEO
11:00 am
​Writing Workshop: “Unlocking  the Creativist Within You”     
Moderated by Dr. Maxine Thompson

 
Jodi Baker — YA best selling author, TRUST (Between Lions)
Rolonda Watts – TV Personality, Destiny Lingers
Flo Anthony – Journalist/Columnist,  One Last Deadly Play
Jason Overstreet - Writer, Member of Los Angeles Writers’ Group, The Striver’s Row Spy
12:00 Noon
​Writing Workshop: “The David Blake Rule:
The Dollars and Sense in Writing Comic Books”
Special Presentation by Hannibal Tabu
​Hannibal Tabu
1:00 pm
“Creative Branding and Book Design” Workshop by specialists
                                     
K.N. Smith, Author & Brand Specialist
The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses

​​&                 
Juan Roberts, Book Cover Designer & Director at Creative Lunacy

 
2:00 pm
Pre-Talk & Introductions:
Bishop Dr. Corletta Vaughn,
Teach Your Daughters to Fly

 
Panel Discussion: “The Making of An Admired Man”
Panelists:
LA Fire Captain Brent Burton – 100 Black Men
Torrence Brannon Reese – FAMLI, Inc.
Rafael Gonzalez – Best Start Communities – First 5 LA​
Ardelphia L. Bowen – Foster Care Resource Group
Dondre T. Whitfield - Father, Actor and Spokesperson for The Manhood Tour
 
Moderator: Dr. Chris L. Hickey, Sr., Author – Admired Man Why?: The Making of An Admired Man
3:00 pm
COMMUNITY FORUM: “Police Brutality and Race: How We Can Make A Difference?”
 
Eric Broyles, Attorney & Author
Encounters With Police: A Black Man’s Guide to Survival
Sgt. Cheryl Dorsey, Retired LAPD, Black and Blue
Nana Gyamfi – Civil Rights Attorney and Human Rights Activist
Corey Pegues, Retired NYPD, Once a Cop
Dr. Amina Humphrey – LMU Professor & Gender Studies Specialist
Thandisizwe Chimurenga – Activist & Author – No Doubt: The Murder(s) of Oscar Grant

Moderators:
Barry Kibrick, Emmy-Winning Host of  “Between the Lines” - KLCS-TV (PBS) &
Erin Aubry Kaplan, Author & KCET Journalist  
 
Panel will be streamed live on KLCS-TV (PBS)
Barry Kibrick
Erin Aubry Kaplan