The Black Star Project has had several Public Policy Luncheon Series dedicated to the improvement of the African American Community. Speakers in this series are from the worlds of business, academia, government, technology, law, community development, medicine, workforce development, faith and other associated areas that contribute to the uplift and well-being of marginalized communities.
Some of our past speakers have included:
George Wright – Historian, Economic Strategist, Researcher
Baron Waller – Owner/Manager, 4 Culver’s Restaurants
Williams Towns – Executive Director, Benefit Chicago
James Montgomery – Attorney and Principal, James D. Montgomery and Associates, LTD
Dr. Terry Mason – Chief Operating Officer, Cook County Dept. of Public Health
John Rogers – Chairman and CEO, Ariel Investments
The speakers’ remarks are modeled after the popular “TED Talks” format. Approximately 30-50 attendees pay a modest admission fee with some of the proceeds supporting a selected charity or community organization. Additionally, college students attend free of charge.
The sessions are videotaped and featured on cable television. Promotion is done through The Black Star Project’s WVON radio show, press releases and social media.
Past topics have included: Medicine, Law, the Economy, Investments and the work of Foundations. Call 773-285-9600 for more information.