Blacks, Entertainment and Social Consciousness: How Entertainers Can Contribute to Social Change

Join the Detroit Association of Black Organizations for an unforgettable series event this year focused on how entertainers can lead social change. Our “Community Empowerment Series” will bring together extraordinary speakers and thought leaders.



Speaker Lineup

2023 Lineup:

December 13, 2023: Jamal Bryant, Pastor, author and former political candidate

2024 Lineup:

January 10, 2024: Dr Michael Eric Dyson, Professor, gifted writer, and prominent media personality

February 7, 2024: Reverand Al Sharpton, Civil rights activist, and National Action Network (NAN) CEO

March 20, 2024: Dr Fatima Cody Stanford, Obesity medicine physician-scientist, educator, and policy maker

April 3, 2024: Chris Smalls, Founder, Amazon Labor Union

May 15, 2024: Jerika Duncan, CBS News Weekend Anchor

June 26, 2024: Donnie Simpson, Radio DJ, TV and Media Personality

July10, 2024: Corey Minor Smith, Attorney, Author, Advocate


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