We Are The Future Summit
Bridging the Gap Between Policy & Culture
We Are The Future Summit will be held on April 27, 2023 as a one-day live summit, powered by Minority Millennials and City & State NY held in person at Hofstra University's David S Mack Arena for the whole region to attend. The live programming for attendees will consist of live groundbreaking sessions and leadership insights from the emerging wave of diverse thought leaders, keynote presentations by notable corporate, nonprofit, and government executives, lunch, and an exciting networking cocktail reception.
We are uniting creative leaders from across the New York Metropolitan areas, focused on supporting next generation talent, entrepreneurs, emerging leaders, executives, and government leaders.
9:00am Registration & Breakfast Exhibit Hall/Career Fair Opens
10:00am Keynote Speaker
10:30 am The Future of Political Power
This session will help emerging leaders learn the value of being civically engaged, develop community relationships, and know their politicians. As well, problem solve and obtain advice on critical issues facing their professional & personal development. Some of the topics to be discussed include: Power; Lobbying; Policy Making; Education; Activism; Advocacy; Census; Voting and more.
Moderator: Skye Ostreicher, Host, Political Personalities with Skye, City & State
Chelsea Miller, Co-founder, Freedom March NYC
Chi Ossé, Chair, New York City Council Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries, & International Intergroup Relations
Jamaal Bailey, Chair, State Senate Committee on Codes
11:30am Fireside Chat Generational Wealth & Economic Freedom: Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings of Earn Your Leisure
12:15pm Earn Your Leisure Meet and Greet
12:30pm Break & Lunch
1:15pm The Future of Public Safety & Criminal Justice Reform
Three years ago, New York State adopted a law ending the assessment of cash bail in most cases involving misdemeanors and nonviolent felonies. Here, we review what we know so far about criminal justice reform and its impact on public safety and what can be done to change the current systems.
Rodney K. Harrison, Commissioner, Suffolk County Police Department
Nantasha Williams, New York City Council Member, 27th District
2:15pm The 21st Century Workforce
The pandemic taught us that work is no longer commuting into the office for 8 hour days 5 days a week. But of course, we have lost the social and collaborative element along the way. What does the Future Workforce of NY look like? Topics will include Civil Service (Benefits, Unions); Future Industries; Diversity & Inclusion; Human Capital Investment.
Potential Government Speakers:
Jessica Ramos, Chair, State Senate Committee on Labor
Jose Ortiz Jr., Senior Advisor, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic and Workforce Development
Carmen De La Rosa, Chair, New York City Council Committee on Civil Service and Labor
Ryan Stanton, Executive Director, LI Federation of Labor
2:50pm Refreshment Break/Exhibit Hall
3:00pm DEIJ & Emerging Industries
This panel will help foster and nurture entrepreneurial ideas and help provide access to the capital needed to build a business. It will address targeted initiatives that promote equitable economic policy and financial literacy to build new generational wealth. This discussion can perhaps help to close deep-rooted racial wealth gaps and create new economic freedom. Specific topics will include Financial Literacy; Entrepreneurship; Opportunity Zones; Building Generational Wealth; Land Ownership
Damian Fagon, Chief Equity Officer, The Office of Cannabis Managemen
Ryan Silva Executive Director, New York State Economic Development Council
Kevin C. Riley, New York City Council Black, Latino and Asian Caucus
3:45pm Open Panel Discussion
4:30pm Exhibit Hall Open
5:30pm Event Concludes
Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings
Earn Your Leisure
Senator Jamaal Bailey
Chairman of Committee on Codes
Senator Jessica Ramos
Chair of Committee on Labor
Co-founder, Freedom March NYC
Council Member Chi Osse
Chair, Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries, and International Intergroup Relations
Executive Director, New York State Economic Development Council
Carmen De La Rosa
Chair, Committee on Civil Service and Labor
Senior Advisor, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic and Workforce Development
Founding Partner, Minority Millennials, Inc.
Founder & President, Minority Millennials, Inc.
Police Commissioner, Suffolk County
Executive Director, LI Federation of Labor
Kevin C. Riley
NYC Council Member, 12th Council District
NYC Council Member, 27th Council District
Thursday, April 27, 2023 from 9:00 AM-5:30 PM
Hofstra University, 1000 Hempstead Tpke., Hempstead, NY 11549
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