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Annual Legislative Weekend – Workshops

Friday, Oct 27, 2017

7:30am – 5:00pm

The Legislators of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland host a series of panel discussions and workshops tackling the issues of economic development, education, social justice, health and how to tap into Maryland’s $365 Billion Dollar economy at the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis, MD.


7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast:
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome & History
9:30 – 12:00 p.m. Health Track

9:00 – 12:00 p.m. Opioid Epidemic Seminar Series
Panel:   Attacking The Opioid Epidemic
Film:     Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opioid Addict
Panel:   Opioid Forum: Combating the Crisis

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Workshops
Workshop A: The State of HBCU’s:  Where Are We? and Where We Need to Be?
Workshop B: Dollars & Sense” How Small Businesses can Maximize Cash Flow while Performing Government and Private Contracts.
Workshop C: State of the Black Chamber of Commerce and Economic Opportunities

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Workshops
Workshop A: No Vacancy: Revitalizing Vacant and Blighted Properties
Workshop B: The Economic Impact of Supremacy, Bigotry, and Racism
Workshop C: Beyond the Walls of the Hospital
Workshop D: Parole Reform

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Luncheon
Keynote Speaker Dr. Joanne Martin, Blacks and Wax Museum

1:15 – 4:00 p.m. Health Track
1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Veterans Helping Veterans Workshop

1:30 – 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Workshops
Workshop A: Medical Cannabis Update – Disparity Study
Workshop B: Navigating the Grant Process: Tapping into State and Federal Grant Opportunities
Workshop C: Understanding Individualized Education Program (IEP): Special Education Law & Policy

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Concurrent Workshops
Workshop A: The Gateway to Real Reentry: Expungement and Bail Reform
Workshop B: The Census and Redistricting in the State of Maryland
Workshop C: Smoothing the Rough Road to Effectively Addressing Alzheimer’s & Related Dementias through Caregiving, Research and Public Policy

4:30 – 5:00 p.m. Close Out Plenary & Evaluation

Event Location

Miller Senate Office, 11 Bladen St,
Annapolis, Maryland, 21401

Event Fees