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The 2021 Annual Symposium: The Spirit of the Black Family

October 9-13

The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture celebrates resiliency and commitment through this annual symposium: The Spirit of the Black Family: Reclaim, Rejoice, Renew, Remember. This year’s symposium included in-person and virtual events and included the third installment of BDM’s signature Anti-Racism training with opening remarks from the Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, Adrienne Jones. Programming explores health and wellness, education, financial competency, and much more.

BDM “Reclaim” Anti Racism Training, Part III (October 9th)
Morning Session
Afternoon Session
The culmination to the Anti-Racism Coalition’s three part series, “The Foundations of Racism, Forward Thinking Conversations on Race: Housing, The Digital Divide, and Reparations.” This exciting, educational, and informative program includes a welcome message from Speaker of the House, Adrienne Jones and much more.

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“Rejoice and Remember” Celebration and Ceremony (October 10th)
As a culmination to the Anti-Racism Coalition’s three part series, attendees receive training from renowned scholars on reparations and race as it relates to housing, technology (the digital divide), and employment.

“Renew” Educational Webinar (October 13th) 
This forum focuses on “renewal,” Participants learn the importance of financial competency, education equity, and positive mental/physical health awareness in the African American community. We examine the effects of Covid-19 on the financial, educational, and mental/physical health of the African American family and communities of color.