Culture Quest~Black Millennial America~Register Today!

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“Inspiring, Achieving, and Celebrating Inclusion”

Black Millennial America

Saturday, February 3, 2017
(9:00am to 12:00pm)

60 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 900
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: 480-366-5980
Email: info@strategiesllc.com

Continental Breakfast and Parking in the Hayden Ferry Lakeside Structure at 60 E. Rio Salado Tempe, AZ 85281 ~ Validation Included

(Led by award-winning historian, educator, and speaker,  Dr. Matthew C. Whitaker)
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“Inspiring, Achieving, and Celebrating Inclusion”
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By Diamond Strategies

Please join us for our 10th and final Black History and Life Culture Quest on February 3, 2018.  The topic will be Black Millennial America.  The civil rights movement  brought tremendous advances for Black Americans between 1973 and the present.  Even though the 1980s and early 1990s were defined, in part, by violent and systemic backlash to these victories, African Americans continued their pursuit of justice and parody.  This effort culminated in the ascension of iconic Black celebrities and business titans, and election of Barack Obama as the first Black President of the United States.

However, it also drew underlying impurities, particularly racism and the enduring and oppressive nature of White supremacy, power, and privilege, to the surface of our societal epidermis.  Black Americans enjoy unprecedented mobility and access in 2018, but according to Time magazine, “Black Americans are about 72% equal to whites.  The State of Black America, put out by the National Urban League (NUL), looked at five categories to come up with that number: economics, education, health, social justice and civic engagement. The index sets white as the benchmark, because, according to the report, ‘the history of race in America has created advantages for whites that persist in many of the outcomes being measured.'”

In “Locked Out: Education, Jobs, and Justice,” Jesse J. Holland of PBS reports, “things have clearly gotten better for African Americans since 1976.”  However, “African-Americans’ numbers are worse than the white population in all categories. ‘The frontier of the future,’ argues NUL president, Marc Morial, ‘is confronting these economic disparities.'”  The school-to-prison pipeline, racial profiling, police brutality, mass incarceration, the evisceration of landmark civil rights legislation, educational inequity, de facto segregation, the rise of militant White nationalism, and the racial wealth gap, continue to tax Black socio-economic progress and the quest for equality and equity.

It is right and necessary, then, to pause and allow our history and present to contextualize and illuminate our way forward.  We will focus primarily on key figures, organizations, strategies, tactics, and events.  Anyone interested in leveraging the indispensable power of Black history and life, particularly aspiring and established leaders, on behalf of transformational change, will not want to miss this opportunity.

Previous and Future Quest Dates and Themes:

9/2        Pre-Colonial Africa                                                              9/16      The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
9/30      American Slavery
10/14    Emancipation and Reconstruction
10/28    The Rise of Jim Crow
11/18    Black America and the “New Deal”
12/2     The Harlem Renaissance
12/16   Black America and World War II
1/13     The Civil Rights Movement
2/3       Black Millennial America

Diamond Strategies enables individuals and organizations to expand their horizons, and enhance their diversity and inclusion efforts, with timely, dynamic, solutions-based learning, in a C-Suite setting. Designed for professionals and non-traditional learners who wish to remain culturally competent and up-to-speed without enrolling in college courses, Culture Quests are your opportunity to learn from top professionals and practitioners in an intimate, comfortable, and convenient setting. Our Quests facilitate appreciation for diversity, promote mutual respect, energizes participants, and advances civic participation and nimble leadership.

Feature image: iStock; Second image, the Obama First Family, 2011, Pete Souza, the Executive Office of the President of the United States; third image, Black Lives Matter protestor amid burning streets in Oakland, California, Stephen Lam/Reuters; last image, Adobe Stock.

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