Date(s) - January 15, 2022 - March 5, 2022
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Journal of Black Innovation
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SAN FRANCISCO–Greg Robinson, Director, James Webb Space Telescope in the NASA Science Missions Directorate, gives the inside view of the $10 billion project as the Virgnia Union and Howard University alumnus gives the Roy L. Clay Technology Pinnacle speech during Innovation&Equity21: 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology on Jan. 15, 2022, the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther king.
Innovation&Equity21 is the 21st annual scientific proceeding of the Journal of Black Innovation featuring the presentation of the Roy L. Clay Sr. Technology Pinnacle Awards to Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Chief of Staff, United States Air Force and Shawnzia Thomas, Executive Director of the Georgia Technology Authority and Georgia State Chief Information Officer.
Convening will be selectees to:
- 21st annual 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology
- 50 Most Important African-Americans in Infrastructure
- Top100 African Technologists
- Blackmoney.com Investment Dealmakers in Private Equity, Venture Capital
The program begins at 10 a.m. Pacific on the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jan. 15, 2022, at the offices of the Journal of Black Innovation, 181 Second St. in San Francisco. Registration provides for either physical or virtual attendance through the interactive live stream or archives.
Past Pinnacle winners include: 2020 Derek Peterson, CEO/Founder of Soter Technologies in Long Island, New York and Dr. Timnit Gebru, Co-Founders of Blacks in AI and 2019 Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams, (RET) former director of the Defense Logistics Agency and Freddie Figgers, CEO of Figgers Communications, the only domestic smart phone manufacturer. Archives of those programs are available with registration.
Registration also includes a year-round membership to the Dr. T. Nathaniel Burbridge Center for Inclusive Innovation, dedicated to the first Black medical faculty in California and the president of the San Francisco NAACP during the United San Francisco Freedom Movement from 1963-65, the most successful civil rights campaign of the 1960s with 375 employer agreements to practice equal opportunity. The Center is designed to foster large-scale African-American enterprises which serve as economic anchors for the revitalization of Black communities nationwide.
With the passage of an infrastructure plan targeting water, public transit, transportation and broadband, the Journal of Black Innovation has compiled the 50 Most Important African-Americans in Infrastructure to give communities the expertise to insist on building justice.
Dr. Malcolm Fabiyi, Chief Operating Officer of 3Degrees Group, is among the experts focused on environmental justice. Holder of nine patents in waste water, he won the Rudolfs Industrial Waste Management Medal from WEF in 2016. Fabiyi got his start as a teen organizing against the depletion of the ozone layer. The holder of a chemical engineering doctorate from Cambridge and an MBA from University of Chicago recently joined the Journal in presentations to the San Francisco Planning Department and National Urban League conference on “meaningful engagement,” and will lead a working group discussion monthly among the selectees with Dr. Charles Moses, Dean of Management at the University of San Francisco.
Innovation&Equity21:Breaking the Billion Dollar Barrier features the 50 Most along with the 21st annual 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology, the BlackBio100 and the Top 100 African Technologists on the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 15, 2022 in San Francisco. It is the annual scientific proceeding of the Journal of Black Innovation and part of the year-round programming of the Dr. T. Nathaniel Burbridge Center for Inclusive Innovation.https://blackmoney.com/article/building-justice-into-infrastructure/
McArthur “genius” awardee Thomas W. Mitchell of Texas A&M University
CityLab Co-founder and Georgetown Law Associate Dean Sheila Foster
Tuskegee University Dean Dr. Carla Bell
Orange County, FL Executive Byron Brooks
Baltimore Public Works Director Jason Mitchell
Port of Seattle Aviation Director Lance Lyttle
Ft. Worth Director of Transportation and Public Works William M. Johnson
National Black Business Month Co-Founder Frederick E. Jordan Sr.
“Inequity has been built into our land use policies, environmental regulation, building design and transportation in ways that the impacted persons and communities never have input into,” says Journal Publisher John William Templeton, author of Come This Far By Faith: African-Americans 1980-2020, a longitudinal demographic look at 115 metropolitan areas measuring 175 statistics over 40 years. “We have the engineering, design, preservation and legal expertise to point out the benefits of building justice to taxpayers.”
Templeton is author of an upcoming paper in a volume by UC-San Francisco Department of Humanities and Social Science “From Freedman’s Hospitals to COVID-19” an examination of how health care infrastructure since 1865 has created health disparities. See video at https://vimeo.com/488619960