FOBA 2020 COUNTDOWN
The purpose of the event is to ignite a public policy agenda that strengthens the educational and economic vitality of African American communities and to acknowledge the contributions of African American voters and the opportunities acquired during the 2018 midterm elections.
Advancing African American communities economically now requires an intentional and sustained investment in STEM learning and workforce development. Additionally, focusing public policy efforts on developing entrepreneurs and businesses, accessing government procurement, and implementing criminal code reform offers a multifaceted strategy to produce positive and sustained impact on African Americans communities.
Preservation of the voting rights of African Americans is a public policy priority. The midterm election was a pivotal juncture in the course of American history. African American voters turned out in massive numbers crystalizing the need to maintain voting rights and to pursue sound policies that address the socioeconomic realities of Africans in the United States of America.
The Future of Black America Symposium offers a means to highlight African Americans who are symbolic of our midterm successes and demonstrative of the need for change. As such, the symposium will focus on the following:
Cultural Competency in Key Government Positions