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WURD’s 2022 Founder’s Day Celebration

today August 31, 2022my_locationParkway Central Library


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Begin August 31, 2022 H 9:00 am
End August 31, 2022 H 5:00 pm
Location Parkway Central Library
Address 1901 Vine St.

Join WURD Radio for our annual Founder’s Day celebration from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 31 from at Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St.!

Founder’s Day festivities will include a job and resource fair, mindful movement activities, panel discussions, the second annual Community Impact Awards, a WURD host roundtable, a forWURD member appreciation salon and live music. Masks are required to attend.

Just added to the Founder’s Day lineup — a forWURD member-exclusive invitation to a live cooking demonstration, conversation and tasting at the library’s Culinary Literacy Center. Tonya Hopkins, host of WURD’s Savory and Sweet, will join renowned Philadelphia chef Shayla Felton-Dorsey to recreate a recipe from “Watermelon and Red Birds,” the celebrated cookbook about Juneteenth and Black celebrations. WURD members can register here.

And if you’re not a member, now is the perfect time to join the forWURD movement! Buy or renew your sustaining forWURD membership at the discounted rate of $80.

Click here to learn more about the life and legacy of Walter P. Lomax Jr., M.D.!

SCHEDULE

9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Lively-HOOD Job Fair

10-11 a.m.: Violence as a Public Health Issue

Moderator: Andrea Lawful Sanders, host of The Source

Panelists:

Sharrelle Barber, Sc.D., Director of The Ubuntu Center on Racism, Global Movements, and Population Health Equity
Seun Ross, Ph.D., Executive Director, Health Equity, Independence Blue Cross
Carol Penn, D.O., Mind-Body Medicine Expert
Trooper Sanders, CEO, Benefits Data Trust
Joseph M. Gobern, M.D., MBA, FACOG, System Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Main Line Health

11:30 a.m.-noon: Mindful Movement interlude with Dr. Penn

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: This Land Is My Land: Creating Generational Wealth Through Property Ownership

Moderator: Charles Ellison, host of Reality Check

Panelists:

— Charles Lomax, Chairman and CEO, Lomax Real Estate Partners LP
— Ashanti Martin, General Manager, WURD Radio
— Tayyib Smith, Principal, Smith&Roller/Chief Strategist, The Growth Collective
— Kenny Gamble

12:30-2 p.m.: Cooking demonstration, conversation and tasting (forWURD members only)

— Aurora Sanchez, Healthy Communities Coordinator, Free Library of Philadelphia
— Shayla Felton-Dorsey, Chef
— Tonya Hopkins, Host, Savory & Sweet

1-1:30 p.m.: Community Impact Awards presentation ceremony

Recipients:

— Lisa Robinson, Founder & CEO, My Independence at Home
— M. Claire Lomax, Esq., (Posthumously), WURD General Counsel and Board Member
— Joan Myers Brown, Founder of Philadanco
— Terrill Haigler, CEO of YaFavTrashman LLC
— Richard Gordon IV, Principal of Paul Robeson High School for Human Services

1:30-2:30 p.m.: Black Women Tech Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Moderator: Sara Lomax-Reese, President and CEO of WURD Radio

Panelists:

— Sherrell Dorsey, Founder and CEO, The Plug
— Mutale Nkonde, Leader, AI for the People
— Brigitte Daniel, CEO, Wilco Electronic Systems
— Tiffanie Stanard, CEO and Founder, Stimulus

3-4:30 p.m.: WURD Host Roundtable: The Role of the Black Press in Perilous Times

Panelists:

Andrea Lawful Sanders, The Source
Charles Ellison, Reality Check
— Joann Bell, The Source
Kala J, CrossWURDz
Brother Shomari, Groundings
Solomon Jones, Wake Up With WURD

LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMERS

Performances will take place throughout the day.

– Ashley Scott
– Stan Davis
– Owen Brown
– Rahnda Rize
– Karen Smith
– Jaykia

WURD would like to thank Founder’s Day sponsors PECO, Keystone First, Herr’s, Dietz & Watson, Comcast, Colorectal Cancer Alliance, Brown’s ShopRite, Bank of America, Dedicated Senior Medical Centers, Temple University Lenfest North Philadelphia Workforce Development and Health Partners Plans for their support.

 

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