Schedule of Events


43rd Dr. Joseph H. McMillan National Black Family Conference

“The Dimensions of the Black Family in 21st Century”

February 26-27, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

9:00am-9:15am - Opening Remarks - Dr. Mordean Taylor-Archer

Betty Baye, Chair


Plenary Sessions

9:15am-10:30am– Plenary Session – Moderator Betty Baye

“The Dimensions of the Black Family in 21st
Century From A Raisin in the Sun to Empire” – Black Family in the Media"

Debra Wells

Vickie Bridgeman

Dr. Baron Kelly

Prof. Johnny Jones


10:15am-10:30am Break


10:30am-11:45am– Plenary Session – Moderator Betty Baye

"A Conversation between Big Mama and Little Mama"

Mattie Jones

Latoya Lackey


12:00pm-1:30pm: Lunch on your own


Breakout Sessions


"Racial Battle Fatigue and the Effects on the Black Family and Community"

Dr. Delila Owens, University of Akron

"Dating Relationships Affecting Black Women in the 21st Century"

UofL Students & Debra Wells


3:00pm-3:15pm Break


Breakout Sessions


“The Changing Political Winds and its Impact on the Black Family”

Dr. Dewey Clayton, University of Louisville


"Police Behavior towards African-American Men and its Effect on the Community: #Blacklivesmatter"

Dr. Antoinette Davis, Eastern Kentucky University

5:00pm-6:00pm Break


6:00pm-8:00pm: Banquet Dinner Keynote Speaker - Dr. Cornel West


43rd Dr. Joseph H. McMillan National Black Family Conference

Saturday, February 27, 2016


Plenary Session

9:30am – 10:30am

"Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, and external factors that Influence Men’s Involvement in the of Lives of their Children"

Dr. Armon Perry, University of Louisville


Breakout Sessions

10:45am- 12:00pm

"Building Community Wellness: Mental Health Recovery for AA Youth and Families"

Dr. Deborah Wilcox, Confluency Consultants & Associates


“Spirituality and Sexuality: Black, Gay, and Christian"

Rev. Derek Terry, Pastor

“Omega Psi Phi Men of Quality Program:  Helping Boys of Color to become MEN of color”

Omega Psi Phi

12:00pm-12:30pm Break


12:30pm-2:00pm:Closing LuncheonKeynote Speaker: Pastor Tim Findley Jr.