Second Annual Black Leadership Summit


Temple University’s Howard Gittis Student Center
1755 N. 13th Street
Saturday, February 20, 2010
9:30 am – 5:00 pm

9:30 am - 10:00 am

10:00 am

  • Elisha B. Morris, NAACP PA State & Local Youth Advisor & Assistant Secretary for Philadelphia
  • Jessica Reed, Temple University, President, Progressive NAACP

  • Rhonda Brown, Associate Vice President, OMCA, Temple

  • Dr. Kristine Lewis, Assistant Professor Education, Drexel University

10:30 am– 11:45 am

The Continuing Struggle for Equality: Black Student Activism on
College Campuses and High Schools - SC 220

  • Raymond Jackson, Representative of the Call Me Mister Program, Cheyney University

  • Latishia James, Vice President of Diversity Peer Educators, Villanova University

  • Nicholas Johnson, Member of Pillar of Peace, Imhotep

  • Gregory Little, President of Sankofa Umoja Nia, Ursinus College

  • Omar Roper, Member of City Heroes Program, Central High School

  • Moderator: Jessica Reed, President of Progressive NAACP, Temple University

Gender, Race, and Leadership in the Black Community:
The On-Going Power Struggle - SC 223

  • John King, Career Coach, Career Center, Temple University

  • Dr. Doreen E. Loury, Director of the Equal Education Opportunity Program at
    Arcadia University and Founder of the Black Male Development Symposium

  • Tawana Thomas-Johnson, Director of Health Disparities, South Atlantic Division, American Cancer Society

  • Gregory Walker, Founder, The Brothers Network

  • Moderator: Dr. Tiffenia Archie, Director of Faculty Recruitment and Retention,
    Temple University

College Access and Educational Opportunity: Unlocking the
Doors to Equity - SC 200A

  • Tom Butler, Executive Director of Project Grad

  • Karen Campbell, Program Director, White Williams Scholars

  • Lai Har Cheung, College and Career Advisor at White-Williams Scholars

  • Donna Frisby-Greenwood, Director of College and Career Awareness,
    School District of Philadelphia

  • Moderator:Jason Smith, Program Coordinator, White Williams Scholars

LUNCH - SC 217
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm


Tchet Dorman, Director of the Center for Social Justice and
Multicultural Education, OMCA, Temple University

Ashley Greenwood, Senior, Temple University

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, Columbia University

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Alumni Retrospective: From Campus Leaders to Community Activists,
Educators, and Entrepreneurs
- SC 220

  • Namorah Byrd, Assistant Professor of English, Gloucester County College;
    Founding member of Temple’s Black Student Union and on staff of First Black
    Student Newsletter, Maji Maji, Termple University Class of 1996

  • Ur Aua Tehuti Khamau, Chief Priest/King, Ausar Auset Society of Philadelphia;
    Former President of Penn Black Student League, University of Pennsylvania
    Class of 1981

  • Courtney Muhammad, Educational Associate, The College Board; Former
    President of Penn State’s Black Student Union, Penn State Class of 1989

  • Conrad Tillard, Senior Pastor, Nazarene Congregational Church UCC, Founder
    and President, National Black Student Unity Congress; Former President of
    Penn Black Student League, University of Pennsylvania, Class of 1988

  • Moderator: Dr. Keith Reeves, Associate Professor and Director of the Center
    for Social and Policy Studies, Swarthmore College; Swarthmore College Class
    of 1988

“He Ain't Heavy...": Mentoring, Collective Responsibility,
and Social Change
- SC 200A

  • Chad Dion Lassiter, MSW, President of Black Men at Penn School of Social Work, University of Pennsylvania

  • Dr. Chuck Williams, Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of the Center for the Prevention of School-Aged Violence, Drexel University

  • Dianne McCloud, University Supervisor and Mentor with the Transition to Teaching Program, Drexel University

  • Keira Stevenson, Senior Admissons Coordinator, City Year Greater Philadelphia

  • Moderator: Dr. Kristine Lewis, Assistant Professor of Eduation, Drexel University

“Little Ones Gather 'Round: Examing Inequities in Early
Childhood Education
- SC 200A

  • Cheryl Corprew, Program Manager for The Caring Center

  • Sharon Neilson, Director of Woodland Academy

  • Tarrell Davis, Director of Early Childhood Programming, Settlement Music School

  • Dr. Charles Campbell, Associate Professor at Cheyney University

  • Moderator: Drisana Lashley, Membership Associate, Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children

3:15 pm - 5:00 pm


Tchet Dorman, Director of the Center for Social Justice and
Multicultural Education, OMCA, Temple University

Dr. Kristine Lewis, Assistant Professor of Education, Drexel University