Information, Action &Transformation

Join the Detroit Association of Black Organizations for an unforgettable series event this year focused on information, action and transformation. Our “Community Empowerment Series” will bring together extraordinary speakers and thought leaders.

Speaker Lineup

2024 Lineup:

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

July 17, 2024: Stacy Hawkins, Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School

August 21, 2024: Maimouna Youssef (Mumu Fresh), GRAMMY Nominated, Indigenous music award-winning, MusicalĀ  Ambassador for the US State Department

September 28, 2024: Tiffany Kirk, Founder of Project Restart

October 9, 2024: Dr. James Peterson, Professor of Global Black Studies, Georgetown University

November 13, 2024: Jamal Bryant, Pastor, Author, Former Political Candidate

Community Empowerment Speaker Series - Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford

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Dr. Lavonne M. Sheffield Bridge Center
9928 Grand River Ave Detroit, MI 48204

Watch Previous Speakers

February 7 2024: Corey Minor Smith

January 10, 2024: Michael Eric Dyson

December 13, 2023: Jamal Bryant