Portsmouth, NH--- The Black Heritage Trail is pleased to announce the keynote speakers for this year’s Black New England Conference.
The Awards Dinner will be on Friday, October 22 at 6:00pm at Saint Anselms College’s Center for Politics. The Keynote Speaker is Dr Robert Livingston, Lecturer of Public Policy at Harvard University’s John F Kennedy School of Government.
Dr. Robert Livingston is a social psychologist and one of the nation’s leading experts on the science underlying bias and racism. His address, Conversation, is based on his book by the same title. He will illustrate how speaking and seeking the truth about racism can radically transform individuals.
The Awards Dinner is included with the full conference registration, or on its own either virtually or in-person. BHTNH will require proof of vaccination for all attendees of the in-person event.
The virtual two-day conference will also feature two prominent lunchtime keynote speakers. On Friday, October 22, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, participants will hear from Berwick Mahdi Davenport, aka “M”, social justice, antiracist facilitator and a pioneer in the field of Life Coaching. Mahdi is the prodigy behind the Ego Reduction Formula, which makes possible the integration of social and political consciousness with spiritual consciousness. His talk, Accountability and Truth-Telling, he will
maintain that a movement without accountability is like a lion’s roar without teeth.
Yvette Modestin, writer, poet, activist, and mental health clinician, will deliver the lunchtime keynote address on Saturday, October 23. She is the founder and executive director of Encuentro Diaspora Afro in Boston. She is the diaspora coordinator of a national and international network of Afrolatinamerican women and their representative at the UN office for Women and the African Union. Modestin has been recognized for her extraordinary anti-racism work.
For more information about the Black New England Conference and to register, go to https://blackheritagetrailnh.org/black-new-england-conference/ or call 603-570-8469.