MLK 2018 Jubilee Summit

April 4, 2018, marked 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s departure. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Jubilee Summit was held to draw on the collective experiences of more than a dozen national and local organizations and individuals to answer Dr. King, Jr.’s question: Where do we go from here?

The Beloved Community Initiative hosted the virtual summit from March 23 to April 5, 2018, with support from the Jubilee National Collaborative, Free the Dream, and The Heroes and Dreams Academy.

The summit consisted of the following webinars.

Does Martin Luther King, Jr. have a living legacy, and if so, where is economic justice?

Dr. Virgil A. Wood (Co-founder, Jubilee National Collaborative) and Dr. Howard H. Stevenson (Professor Emeritus, Harvard Business School). Webinar held on March 23, 2018.

GPS for Total Success

by Dr. Owen Cardwell (Founding Pastor, New Canaan International Church, Richmond) and “Empowering People in Communities” by Dr. Ryan Hulbert (Founder, EPIC – Empowering People in Communities). Webinar held on March 26, 2018.

Learning for Ownership

Dr. Margaret Ford Fisher (President, Houston Online Community College). Webinar held on March 27, 2018.

Resilience For Youth

Christian Moore (Founder, WhyTry). Webinar held on March 27, 2018.

Income Inequality in the U.S.

Dr. Robin C. Sickles (Professor, Rice University). Webinar held on March 28, 2018.

Pathway to Binary Economics and Inclusive Capitalism

Dr. Ralph P. Hall (Associate Professor, Virginia Tech) and Dr. Robert Ashford (Distinguished Professor, Syracuse University). Webinar held on March 28, 2018.

Beloved Community/Beloved Economy

Dr. Virgil A. Wood and Dr. Gregory Bailey (Founder, Greg T. Bailey & Associates). Webinar held on April 2, 2018.

Equity, Justice, and Advancing the Human Condition: The Urgency of Our Time

Dr. Sylvester Johnson (Professor and Director of the Center for the Humanities, Virginia Tech). Webinar held on April 2, 2018.

Economic and Social Justice for All in the Age of the Robot

Dr. Norman Kurland (President, Center for Economic and Social Justice) and Dr. Virgil A. Wood. Webinar held on April 2, 2018.

The 2018 Beloved Community Initiative Essay Contest – Thanks to the Youth of Virginia

Dr. Virgil A. WoodDr. Sylvester Johnson, and Dr. Corey Walker (Vice President, Dean and Professor of Religion and Society, Virginia Union University). Webinar held on April 4, 2018.

The Cornerstone Project: A New Workforce Learning Environment and Shared Investment Model

Dr. James Jones (Professor, Virginia Tech). Webinar held on April 5, 2018.

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