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WURD Radio’s Founder’s Day Celebration and Lively-HOOD Launch

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Join Us As We Celebrate the Life & Legacy of WURD Founder, Walter P. Lomax Jr., MD. Also we are launching Lively-HOOD w/ giveaways & more!

We invite our listeners to share some of their favorite memories about Dr. Lomax and how his legacy continues to live on through WURD Radio. There will be a day-long series of Broadcasts, Live Streamed panels from inspiring speakers, giveaways and much more.
In addition, we are launching Lively-HOOD – an initiative to connect Philadelphians to Career Readiness Information, Entrepreneurship Opportunities, Small Business Resources and Financial Literacy.
We can’t wait to see you on-line!

WURD Radio’s Founder’s Day

Special Day-Long Series of Broadcasts

Thursday, August 20th, 6am to 9pm


6am to 7am Day Break: Celebrations As An Act of Wellness 
Host: Helanah
Guest: Shanicia Boswell, Black Women’s Health
7am to 8am Wake Up With WURD: Becoming Your Legacy with Leaders of Man Up PHL
Host: Solomon Jones
8am to 9:00am Series of Interviews:  The Life and Legacy of Walter P. Lomax, M.D.: Reflections of Dr. Lomax with Those Who Knew Him Well 
Host/Moderator: Solomon Jones
Confirmed Guests: 

  • Kenny Gamble
  • Sonia Sanchez
  • Cody Anderson 

9:00-9:55 The Family: Beverly Lomax and the Children

  • The Husband, The Partner – Ms. Beverly Lomax
  • The Father: Laura, Thomas, Charles, Claire, Sara and Bennett Lomax
9:55 to 10:00 Technical Change Over – caller engagement & music
10am to 11:20am Panel: Green is the New Black: Founders in the Green Economy
Host/Moderator: Charles Ellison

  • Tommy Joshua, North Philly Peace Park
  • Jeannine Kayembe Oro, Wholistic.Art
  • Darral Addison,Torpedo Pot

In Partnership with the From The Source Collaborative and Supported by the Lenfest Institute and William Penn Foundation

11:20am to 11:30am Technical Change Over – caller engagement & music
11:30am to 12:50pm Panel: Black Women, Black Power: Exploring The 100th Anniversary of the Women’s Right to Vote. 
Host: Andrea Lawful Sanders

  • State Rep. Joanna McClinton 
  • State Rep. Morgan Cephas
  • Councilwoman Kendra Brooks 
  • Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez 
  • Jasmine Sessoms, Political Strategist 

Sponsored by Comcast/NBC Universal

12:50pm to 1:00pm Technical Change Over – caller engagement & music
1pm to 2:20pm Lomax Legacy Panel 1: Entrepreneurship (Black Innovation)
Founders Circle: Can Philly’s Tech Economy Create Black Wealth? 
Host/Moderator: Syreeta Martin

  • Sherell Dorsey, Founder, The Plug
  • Heather Hiles, Founder & CEO, Imminent Equity and WURD Contributor
  • Tayyib Smith, Co-Founder, Little Giant Creative
  • Tiffanie Stanard, Project Manager, WURD’s Lively-HOOD Initiative and Founder, Stimulus
  • Sylvester Mobley, Founder, Coded By Kids

In partnership with The Plug

2:20pm to 2:30pm Technical Change Over – caller engagement & music
2:30pm to 3:00pm Lively-HOOD website official launch
Conversation with Sara Lomax-Reese and Roxann Stafford
Sponsor: Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund
3:00pm to 4:20pm Lomax Legacy Panel 2: Health and Wellness
Well & Woke in the Black Community (No More Sick & Tired)
Host: Envy McKee

  • Dr. Carol Penn – Osteopathic Physician and Mind/Body Medicine Expert
  • Dr. Paul Hopkins – Naturopath and WURD Host
  • Dr. Beverly Toporowski – Medical Doctor and Energy Healer
  • Dr. Ian Cyrus – Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese-Integrative Medicine
4:20pm to 4:30pm Technical Change Over – caller engagement & music
4:30pm to 5:50pm Lomax Legacy Panel 3: Doctors on the Front Lines 
Host/Moderator: Sara Lomax-Reese
Invited Panelists:  

  • Edith Mitchell, M.D. – Director, Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities Program Leader, Gastrointestinal Oncology, Jefferson University Hospital 
  • Susan Taylor, M.D. – Director of Diversity, Department of Dermatology, Penn Medicine
  • Ala Stanford, M.D. – Founder, Black Doctors Covid-19 Consortium
  • Ted Corbin, M.D. – Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine and Associate Dean of Community and External Affairs, Drexel University College of Medicine and Medical Director of the “Healing Hurt People” Program

Live via Zoom

5:50pm to 6:00pm Technical Change Over – caller engagement & music
6:00pm to 7:20pm Blazing Trails: From Dr. Lomax to ‘You’- How everyday people can become agents of change
Host/Moderator: Dr. Aaron Smith

  • Jeff Brown, Brown’s ShopRite
  • Jamisa McIvor, CEO, Rosebud’s Investments 
  • Kenyatta Johnson, City Councilman for South Philadelphia
7:20pm to 9:00pm Reflections from the Day – Caller Engagement with

  • Celebrations As An Act of Wellness 
  • Reflections of Dr. Lomax with Those Who Knew Him Well 
  • Can Philly’s Economy Create Black Wealth? 
  • Well & Woke in the Black Community (No More Sick & Tired)
  • How everyday people can become agents of change




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