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MBK Rising! Program and Speaker Lineup

MBK Rising!

February 8, 2019
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Monday – February 18

Day of Service

Service projects in Oakland and San Francisco led by MBK Oakland and My Brother and Sister’s Keeper San Francisco.

Tuesday – February 19

3:15pm-4:45pm PT | Opening Session

A town hall to celebrate five years of MBK and spotlight courageous changemakers who have turned pain into promise.

Program includes:

  • Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin, Trayvon Martin Foundation; Rep. Lucy McBath, Mother of Jordan Davis; and Rev. Wanda Johnson, CEO, Oscar Grant Foundation in conversation with John Legend

  • Musical performance by John Legend

  • Town hall conversation with Stephen Curry and President Barack Obama

Wednesday – February 20

9:30am-11:00am PT | Morning Session

Spotlighting what’s working to reduce violence, expand effective mentoring and advance life outcomes for boys and young men of color.

Program includes:

  • Shaka Senghor, Executive Director, Anti-Recidivism Coalition on criminal justice reform

  • Karol Mason, President, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and panel on violence prevention

  • Victor Cruz, Former NFL Receiver in conversation with Susan Taylor, CARES

3:00pm-5:00pm PT | Closing Session

Candid, action provoking conversations about the challenges and opportunities that have to be addressed to take this work to the next level, and thoughts on priorities for the future.

Program includes:

  • Alicia Garza, Strategy & Partnerships Director, National Domestic Workers’ Alliance and Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter; MJ Rodriguez, Actress and Activist in conversation with Ben Carlton, Co-Founder and National Fellowship Director, BMe Community

  • Ryan Coogler, Filmmaker; Michael B. Jordan, Actor/Producer in conversation with Rashad Robinson, President, Color Of Change

  • Shawn Dove, CEO, Campaign for Black Male Achievement; Erik Stegman, Executive Director, Center for Native American Youth, Aspen Institute on the future of their work

  • Karamo Brown, Star of Netflix’s “Queer Eye” in conversation with young men of color

All main stage sessions will be livestreamed at obama.org.