Catalyst Network Foundation Inc. Presents: Combating Systemic Issues in the Urban Community

  • May 09, 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • TAJ Lounge

The DBA will co-sponsor the Catalyst Network Annual panel discussion and mixer at Taj Lounge.  There will be 2 for 1 drink specials from 6 to 8 p.m.

RSVP through eventbrite here.

An Afterwork Mixer and Panel Discussion about

Illuminating the root causes that create the dysfunctions in the urban community

 Family, Judicial System, School, and Community 

Practical, proven solutions to rectify certain root causes, and controlling the narrative telling our stories 

 How to control the narrative in the media

How to bring more attention/resources to people who are doing the work and making substantive change

Where to allocate resources to organizations/systems effectively improving our communal issues

Effective measures to change local policy affecting our community

How to become an active stakeholder in our local schools, politics and judicial system



Naquan Thomas

Former inmate / Correctional Social Worker

Rikers Island

Patria Frias-Colon, Esq.

Brooklyn Borough Chief, NYC Law Department

Oversees prosecution of court involved juvenile justice youth 

Professor Ron Howell

Esteemed Author, Journalist & Reporter

Illuminating the plight of black & brown males

Sierra Brown

High School Social Worker

NYC Public Schools 

Jason Clark

Community Activist / President-Elect

Metropolitan Black Bar Association 

Adelia Gibson

Educator / Family Services Social Worker

NYC Public Schools


Partner Organizations

Metropolitan Black Bar Association 

Black Ivy Alumni League 

National Society Black Engineers – NYC Professionals 

Yale Black Alumni Association 

Dominican Bar Association

Columbia University - Black Alumni Council 

Puerto Rican Bar Association 

New York Alumnae Association of Spelman College 

New York Association of Black Journalists 

Hampton University NYC Alumni Association

 Caribbean Attorneys Network

NY Association of Black Psychologists 

Empire State Medical Association


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