Imagine Montgomery, Alabama at the height of the civil rights movement – a place where one man’s barbershop became a gathering place for Martin Luther King, Jr. and his fellow leaders to actively discuss change and how they would organize to make their voices heard. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., author Kevin Shird and eighty-four year old, Nelson Malden, will discuss The American Civil Rights Movement, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Turning Dialogue and Intention into Action. Anthony McCarthy of the Baltimore NAACP, will moderate a panel of Baltimore leaders, including: • Diane Bell McKoy, President and CEO, Associated Black Charities
• Joe Jones, Founder and CEO, Center for Urban Families
• Brad Shapiro, Principal, Jabber Five Real Estate Group This program is co-sponsored by the Betsy Nelson Legacy Fund of the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, and Maryland Institute College of Art, and is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, and a book signing will be held at the conclusion of the event.