Solutions 2020: Third Annual Series
Join BECMA, in partnership with Roxbury Community College, for "Solutions 2020," its third annual "Solutions Series" event during Black History Month.
BECMA is proud to work once more with RCC to bring the community together for a conversation that seeks to highlight successful models that business and non-profit entities can replicate in addressing many of the systemic issues that impact communities of color.
Our event will follow a familiar format: several TedX style presentations, followed by a Q&A session with presenters and the audience.
- Nia Evans, Boston Ujima Project
- Councilor Michelle Wu, Boston City Council
- Council President Kim Janey, Boston City Council
- Aliesha Porcena, Interise
- Lyndsay Whitehurst, Interise
- Karleen Porcena, Berkshire Bank
- Sherina Hendrix, The Runway Project
History of the Solutions Series
In December 2017, the Boston Globe ran a weeklong series describing the racial and economic climate in the city. The facts showed what many in communities of color already knew to be true: that Boston has not yet shrugged off its racist treatment and policies towards Black Americans.
As a response to the series, BECMA hosted an event -- "Solutions to Address Race and Economic Inequality in the Commonwealth" -- that saw over 400+ community members in attendance, and that included several interactive presentations from groups who are working to solve these age-old problems followed by a robust question and answer period with audience members.
In 2019, BECMA held its 2nd annual event at Roxbury Community College with over 150 attendees. The event saw presentations from leaders at the Foundation for Business Equity, the Boston Foundation, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and WeWork.