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State of Black California: 10 Years Later Agenda and Livestream


Informational Briefing and Marshall Screening
February 28, 2018

If you cannot attend the informational briefing in person, you can watch the event on this page on the day of the livestream.

9:00am – 9:30am
Opening Session and Welcoming Remarks 

Asm. Holden & Asm. Weber


9:30am – 10:30am
Healthcare Plenary Session

Moderator: Senator Holly Mitchell
Scholar: Dr. Anthony Iton, Sr. VP of Health Communities at California Endowment


  1. Doretha Williams-Flournoy, CEO for California Black Health Network
  2. David M. Carlisle, MD, PhD, President and CEO at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
  3. Nicki King, PhD, Interim Chair of African and African American Studies at UC Davis

10:45am – 11:45am
Education Plenary Session

Moderator: Assemblymember Dr. Shirley N. Weber
Scholar: Margaret Fortune, President and CEO of Fortune School


  1. Matt Taylor, Director, Data and Analytics at Fortune School
  2. Elisha Smith Arrillaga, Ph.D., Deputy Director at Ed Trust West

12:00pm – 1:15pm
Civic Engagement Lunch and Learn at the Library Galleria

Moderators: Courtney Dempsey
Scholar: Shakari Byerly, Managing Partner at Evitarus, a strategic advisory firm


  1. Alice Huffman, President, California-Hawaii NAACP
  2. Assemblymember Mike Gipson, Current Caucus Member, AD 64
  3. D'Artagnan Scorza, Ph.D. Member of the Inglewood School Board

2:00pm – 3:15pm
Economics Plenary Session

Moderator: Assemblymember Kevin McCarty
Scholar: Dr. James B. Stewart, Professor Emeritus, Penn State University


  1. Cassandra Jennings, President & CEO of the Greater Sacramento Urban League
  2. Mark Harris, Director of Pre-Law Studies at the UC, Merced and the Managing Partner at the Law Offices of Mark T. Harris
  3. Azizza Davis Goines, President & CEO, Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce

3:15pm – 3:30pm
Closing Session: What have we learned?


Doors open for Marshall Screening


5:30pm – 6:15pm
Panel Discussion with CA Black Judges


6:30pm – 8:30pm
Feature Presentation of the Movie, Marshall