Event Program

Join Morehouse College in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), the Clinton Foundation’s higher education program that supports student innovators across the world, for important conversations with President Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, and topic experts on strategies to build an inclusive economy, promote health equity, and support student leaders.

Agenda

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 • 11:00 a.m. EDT

OPENING REMARKS

Dr. David Thomas, President, Morehouse College
President Bill Clinton, Founder and Board Chair, Clinton Foundation & 42nd President of the United States

Panel 1

Start It Up: Entrepreneurship for Impact & Building an Inclusive Economy in an Uncertain World

Today’s college graduates face an increasingly unstable job market, an economy in chaos, and declining rates of social mobility across their generation, particularly for Black Americans. They are starting their careers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has only magnified the crises of inequality and unemployment throughout the US. It is estimated that over 40% of Black-owned businesses will never reopen following the pandemic, only further compounding an existing lack of economic inclusion. Yet many young Black Americans are harnessing entrepreneurship and social innovation when it is needed most, and their startups and social enterprises are boosting small business growth. This session will highlight how college students and recent graduates, particularly those from communities of color, can:

 

  • Find the seed capital, mentorship, and networks of support necessary to launch their enterprises and jumpstart their careers;
  • Utilize technology as a tool for social good and to create more inclusive businesses and industries in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic,
  • Exercise leadership in a polarized and deeply unequal world, while laying the groundwork for greater long-term social mobility; and
  • Better understand the resources that may be available to help students launch or grow their businesses like CDFIs, Block Grants and Opportunity Zones.
Moderator:

President Bill Clinton

Featured panelists:
  • La June Montgomery Tabron, President and CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Aurora James, Creative Director and Founder, Brother Vellies and Founder, 15 Percent Pledge
  • Rose Stuckey Kirk, Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, Verizon
  • Grant Bennett, People Analytics Research Analyst, Google

Panel 2

Health Equity in the Midst of COVID-19

In this conversation, Chelsea Clinton will discuss with Dr. David Satcher, Morehouse Alum and Founder and Senior Advisor at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine; and LaShyra Nolen, CGI U alum and Student Council President ’23 of Harvard Medical School, what it takes to eliminate health disparities in communities of color that have been exacerbated by the pandemic.

Moderator:

Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation

Featured panelists:
  • Dr. David Satcher, Founder and Senior Advisor, Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine
  • LaShyra Nolen, Student Council President ’23, Harvard Medical School

Panel 3

Conversation on Youth Leadership and Innovation at Morehouse

Moderator:

Jamal Simmons, CBS News Political Contributor and Host, #ThisisFYI on Instagram

Featured panelists:
  • Tiffany Rogers Bussey, Founding Director, Morehouse Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center
  • Jaden Alexander Cody, Undergraduate Student, Morehouse College

Speakers


  • Grant Bennett
    People Analytics Research Analyst,
    Google


  • President Bill Clinton
    42nd President of the United States
    Founder and Board Chair, Clinton Foundation


  • Chelsea Clinton
    Vice Chair,
    Clinton Foundation


  • Jaden Alexander Cody
    Undergraduate Student,
    Morehouse College


  • Aurora James
    Creative Director & Founder, Brother Vellies
    Founder, Fifteen Percent Pledge


  • La June Montgomery Tabron
    President and CEO,
    W.K. Kellogg Foundation


  • Dr. David Satcher
    Founder and Senior Advisor, Satcher Health Leadership Institute,
    Morehouse School of Medicine


  • LaShyra Nolen
    CGI U Alum and Class President ’23, Harvard Medical School


  • Tiffany Rogers Bussey
    Founding Director,
    Morehouse Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center


  • Jamal Simmons
    CBS News Political Contributor
    Host, #ThisisFYI on Instagram


  • Rose Stuckey Kirk
    Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer,
    Verizon


  • David A. Thomas
    12th President of Morehouse College

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