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Finding Answers, Creating Solutions

November 20-22nd, 2020

A Virtual Experience

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The Harlem World Magazine Summit promises to be one of Harlem’s largest, most buzzworthy annual gatherings.

This year, our first year, we’ll be taking our summit virtual — and creating programming with our readers in mind.

The 1st annual Harlem World Magazine Summit is an annual conversation with thought leaders, legends, and trailblazers regarding the future of Harlem.

Join us in November for compelling sessions and insightful conversations on how to build “a better Harlem” since the coronavirus has affected our community, from Black Lives Matter to legislation, to faith-based issues and real estate, to small business and big business — not to mention books and publishing, non-profits, history and (lest we forget) the arts cuts.

How will the way we live and work be different — for a while, or forever? Most critically: How do we Find Answers, Create Solutions?


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Facebook Live / www.facebook.com/hwmsummit

Youtube / www.youtube.com/hwmsummit


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2020 Speaker Highlights

These are just some of the incredible speakers who will be joining us for our virtual festival this November.


The Schedule

Friday, November 20th, 2020

Keynote Speaker

Hosted by Etu Evans

Reading by The Harlem Writers Guild

12-1:30 pm ET

1. Arts & Entertainment – moderated by Marko Nobles

  • Bob Lee*
  • Janet Rodriquez, So Harlem*
  • Tracie Lester, National Dance Institute*
  • Musa Jackson, fashion
  • Jonathan Valquez, Fashion

Reading by The Harlem Writers Guild

1:45 – 3 pm ET

2. Business & Real Estate – moderated by Lawrence King, Columbia Business Services

  • Nichol King, Chase Bank*
  • Jenal Doris, SBS NYC.Gov
  • Walter Edwards, Chairman of the board, Harlem Business Alliance-Alfie
  • Barbara Askins, 125thSTBID*
  • Stephanie Ahenkora, Wells Fargo
  • Clayton Banks, Silicon Harlem
  • Keith Wright, Ex-Senator
  • Robb Pair, Harlem Lofts

Reading by The Harlem Writers Guild

Saturday, November 21st, 2020

12-1:30 pm ET

Non-profit – moderated by Moikansti Kgama, ImageNation/HCCI

  • Dominque Jones, Boys & Girls Club*
  • David Nocenti, Union Settlement*
  • Captain Christopher Manning (25th precinct)
  • Deputy Inspector Andre Brown (28th) – Mike
  • Bill Perkins, Senator

Reading by The Harlem Writers Guild

1:45 – 3 pm ET

History – moderated by Glen Hunter, Harlem Archives  

  • Paul Falkowski, Climate Change*
  • Peggy Dillard, WE-ACT*
  • Martha Dias, Hip Hop Education Center
  • Adrian EspaIlat, Congress member

Reading by The Harlem Writers Guild

Sunday, November 22nd, 2020

12-1:30 pm ET

Books/Publisher – Moderated by Yolande Brener

  • Eartha Watts Hicks, Harlem Writers Guild*
  • Janifer P. Wilson, Sisters Books
  • Bob Avakian, Revolution Books
  • Max Rodriquez, Harlem Book Fair
  • Pat Stevens, Harlem News
  • Elaine Tatum, Amsterdam News

Reading by The Harlem Writers Guild

1:45 – 3 pm ET

Faith – moderated by Ed Davila

  • Reggie Bacchus, 400 Foundation*
  • Riverside Church
  • Malcolm A. Punter, HCCI, President & CEO-Alfie

Reading by The Harlem Writers Guild

3:15 – 3:45 pm ET

  • The Charles Tisdale Harlem Community Award presented by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)

The list was compiled from the reader clicks on Harlem World Magazine’s Google Analytics.

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