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Roxbury Community College and the Black Economic Council Partner to Host BECMA's Second Annual Solutions Series

Boston, MA – The Black Economic Council of Massachusetts (BECMA) and Roxbury Community College (RCC) are proud to announce their partnership in hosting BECMA’s Second Annual Solutions Series. The event will occur on Monday, February 11, 2019, between 6:30pm and 8:00pm in RCC’s Media Arts Center.

“In the wake of the Federal Reserve's 2014 Color of Wealth in Boston report, the Boston NAACP's Equity, Access, and Opportunity Report Card, and the Boston Globe's Spotlight Series on race, Boston has seen some progress in the area of investment in businesses of color and the connection of Black residents to family-sustaining jobs,” said Segun Idowu, Executive Director of BECMA. “However, we know that in a resource-rich city like Boston, we can do and be better. We, along with RCC, are seeking to drive the city towards more substantive and solutions-oriented dialogues to help stimulate the business community in addressing many of the racial and economic issues raised by these reports.”

Presenters will include: James Rooney – President of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, with Sheena Collier – Director of Economic Growth; Orlando Watkins – Vice President for Programs; Dave McLaughlin – General Manager of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic for WeWork, with Alexis Miller – Director of Business Operation for WeWork and Andy Tarsy – Principal of Emblem Strategic; and Tameka Moss – Principal of TBM Consulting, with Herby Duverné – CEO of Windwalker Group and J. Kevin Hoyte, CEO of United Housing Management, LLC. The program will be moderated by Richard Taylor – Chairman of Taylor Smith Properties and Director of the Center for Real Estate at Suffolk University.

“We are thrilled to partner with BECMA to co-host this exciting, solutions-oriented event,” said Dr. Valerie Roberson, president of RCC. “I look forward to sharing innovative ideas on how to ensure that minority-owned business thrive in our city. This is an excellent opportunity for the RCC community, and Greater Roxbury as a whole, to engage in thoughtful, lively discussion with industry experts.”

The Second Annual Solution Series is free and open to the public; however, advance registration is encouraged, as space is limited. Visit Eventbrite to RSVP.

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