Thursday, September 26

Time
Event
Location
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Happy Hour

Limited drink tickets will be provided

Bulldog Tavern

Friday, September 27

Time
Event
Location
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 8:00am to 8:15am

Eric Woods (B'91), Co-Founder and Co-Chair of Black Alumni Summit; Mannone Butler (B'94, L'99), Co-Chair of Black Alumni Summit

Lohrfink Auditorium
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 8:15am to 8:30am
President's Welcome

President John J. DeGioia

Lohrfink Auditorium
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 8:30am to 9:45am

Tammee Thompson (C'91), Co-Founder of Black Alumni Summit; Sam Harvey (L'83), Advisor for Regional Projects in the Office of the Senior Vice President; Tyree Jones (L'86, Parent'21), former Chair of Georgetown's African-American Advisory Board; Elizabeth Nalunga F'19, litigation manager for the Office of General Counsel at Georgetown University

A conversation with Tammee Thompson (C'91), Sam Harvey (L'83), Tyree Jones (L'86, Parent'21), and Elizabeth Nalunga (F'19) moderated by President John J. DeGioia

Lohrfink Auditorium
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 9:45am to 10:00am
Break

LIGHT REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:15am

Panelists: Adrian Mebane (C'91), VP, Global Commercial & Supply Chain, The Hershey Company; Ernest Tuckett (C'92, L'95), Board Member, Association of Corporate Counsel, former GC of Dupont Canada, AkzoNobel; Jason White (B'99), Chief Marketing Officer for Cura Cannabis Solutions, former EVP, Global Head of Marketing for Beats by Dr. Dre; Sundaa Bridgett-Jones (F'93), Senior Associate Director, Rockefeller Foundation. Moderator: Laetitia Morrisson (G'11).

If we begin holding corporations accountable for their brand reputations and the engaged audiences that represent them, when and how can we leverage the power of our dollars to benefit our community? This dialogue will explore the evolving nature of corporate social responsibility and the important role of consumers and consumer activism.

Lohrfink Auditorium
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 11:15am to 11:30am
Break
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:45pm

Panelists: Kirk Blackman (B'89), Financial Advisor; Willie D. Tate (B'94), Relationship Manager (TD Private Client Group); Tiffany Perkins-Munn (C'91), Global Head of Decision Sciences at Black Rock; Lillie Nkenchor (L'18), Corporate Vice President, New York Life Insurance; Ryan Wilson (C'12, L'15), Co-Founder, The Gathering Spot. Moderator: Rohan Williamson (Parent'14, '18).

On average, white individuals have more than 10 times the assets of their Black counterparts. For centuries, our country has battled systemic problems of wealth inequality and racism. These problems not only have major implications for individual wealth creation, but also impact the ability of Black entrepreneurs to “bootstrap” and create long-term wealth collectively within the Black community. From traditional investment to tax/estate planning and entrepreneurial opportunities, our panelists will offer their perspectives on ways to build wealth and leave the legacy you desire for your family and community.

Lohrfink Auditorium
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 12:45pm to 1:00pm
Break
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm

Marc Morial (L'83), President of the National Urban League

In conversation with Georgetown President John J. DeGioia, National Urban League President Marc Morial will discuss what it means to be a Hoya while highlighting the importance of community and advocacy.

Please note: Seating is limited for this event and will be offered on a first come, first served basis at the start of the event. An overflow space will be provided for those whom we cannot accommodate in the tent.

Hariri Tent
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 2:15pm to 2:30pm
Break
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm

Panelists: David Graff (L'95), Senior Director, Trust & Safety Global Product Policy at Google; Alyssa Harvey Dawson (L'96), General Counsel, Head of Legal, Privacy and Data Governance at Sidewalk Labs (an Alphabet Company); Curtis White (L'71); Kay Madati (C'95). Moderator: Kim Keenan (F'83), Co-Chair of the Internet Innovation Alliance.

As emerging technologies such as virtual and augmented reality, big data, and cloud computing continue to rise, there has been a shift in career trajectories that affect both the Georgetown community and the broader African-American community. From quantum computing and cybersecurity to data privacy and artificial intelligence, these disruptive technologies will not only impact those working in technology roles, but will also shape industries and academic disciplines. Panelists will discuss how to embrace these cutting-edge technologies and connect with alumni working at tech companies to further our careers and empower our communities.

Lohrfink Auditorium
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 3:45pm to 4:00pm
Break
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Panelists: Paul Butler, The Albert Brick Professor in Law, Georgetown Law Center; Marc Howard, Director of the Prisons and Justice Initiative, Professor of Government; Law Students of the Prisons and Justice Initiative. Moderator: Morris Will O'Kelly (B'91).

While many Americans believe conversations on the nation’s history of slavery, Jim Crow segregation, and Native American removal are outdated, the residual impact of these events still remain, especially in the rise of privatized prison systems. Forty-five percent of adults in America have had a family member incarcerated; for Black Americans and people with low education levels, that number jumps to almost 60 percent. As we highlight this disparity and bring more attention to the brokenness of America’s criminal justice system, this session, featuring leading professors and students in the fields of criminal justice and prison reform, will examine the connections between today's prison system and the oppressive eras of slavery and Jim Crow, discussing how to bring about real change now.

Lohrfink Auditorium
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 5:15pm to 5:45pm
Break
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 5:45pm to 6:45pm
Networking Activity

Sponsored by GUAA

Hariri Tent
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 6:45pm to 8:45pm
Cocktail Reception
Hariri Tent

Saturday, September 28

Time
Event
Location
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 9:15am to 9:30am
Welcome

Eric Woods (B'91), Co-Founder and Co-Chair of Black Alumni Summit; Mannone Butler (B'94, L'99), Co-Chair of Black Alumni Summit

Lohrfink Auditorium
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:45am
President's Fireside Chat with Eleanor Holmes Norton

Moderated by President John J. DeGioia

Lohrfink Auditorium
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:45am to 11:00am
Break

Light refreshments available

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

Panelists: Taylor Griffin (C'14), Press Secretary for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi; Rashawn Davis (C'14), youngest city council candidate in history of Newark, NJ; Happy Johnson (C'07), Public Advocate. Moderator: Mark Thompson (C'83).

With more politicians placing their bids in the 2020 presidential race, it's clear that the stakes are high. As the election nears, it's critical to understand the importance and impact of civic engagement. This panel will thoroughly examine the upcoming election season and how to effect change at the local, state, and federal level.

Lohrfink Auditorium
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 12:15pm to 12:30pm
Break
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Lunch Conversation with President DeGioia and Former RNC Chair Michael Steele
Hariri Tent
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 1:45pm to 2:00pm
Break
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Panelists: Muriel Wilkins (B'92); Tracy Carmen Jones (B'85). Moderator: Corey Fields, Idol Family Term Chair in Sociology.

If you think executive coaching is a luxury or a waste of money, you might want to think again! Whether you are an emerging leader stepping into a new management position, or a seasoned executive who wants to elevate your leadership skills, executive coaching is one of the most effective ways to gain years of experience without having to put in the time. Even if you are not in the corporate world, exploring the relationship between social and professional identity is one of the biggest hurdles to face, particularly for Black Americans. Join us for a deep-dive discussion of how to evaluate coaching as a useful tool for both personal and professional success.

Lohrfink Auditorium
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 3:15pm to 3:30pm
Break
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm

Zaid Zaid (F'97); Anthony "Tony" Johnson (MA'18); Brionne Dawson (F'02)

Georgetown University, from its earliest days, has had a global identity and a global student body. A focal point of Georgetown's international academic inquiry occurs through the Walsh School of Foreign Service, celebrating its Centennial in 2019–2020. As the United States advocates for its diplomatic, security, and trade interests on the world stage, please join SFS alumni from the private sector, commerce, and defense, along with SFS Dean Joel Hellman, to analyze the latest global trends.

Lohrfink Auditorium
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 4:45pm to 5:00pm
Announcements

Eric Woods (B'91), Co-Founder and Co-Chair of Black Alumni Summit; Mannone Butler (B'94, L'99), Co-Chair of Black Alumni Summit

Lohrfink Auditorium
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Break
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Cocktail Attire

Come catch up with deans from schools around the university, as well as your fellow alumni, over drinks.

Four Seasons Hotel, DC
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Gala

Cocktail Attire

Four Seasons Hotel, DC
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 9:30pm to Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 1:30am
Post-Gala Dancing
Four Seasons Hotel, DC

Sunday, September 29

Time
Event
Location
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Mass
Dahlgren Chapel