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2020 BMe Vanguard Convening: Voting & Networks

September 18, 2020 - September 20, 2020

The BMe Vanguard Fellowship is an elite leadership experience designed and facilitated by leading global authorities on social innovation, media, public policy, narrative, race and culture. Our fellowship is for Black people who are committed to the Next Narrative for Black America.

This third session will be dedicated to NETWORK and VOTE.

  • Vote to protect our interests. We must work to remove barriers to voting, end corrupt policing and consistently turn out the Black vote.
  • Network: Join a family of over 300 Black leaders, entrepreneurs, executives, activists, and more.

Be Prepared.

LIVE presentations will be conducted on Zoom. Please download the latest version and register ahead of time. To ensure access to the main meeting room and virtual breakout spaces, please use the same email address on file with BMe (Hint: it’s the email for this account). Download Zoom Version 5.2.3

Days will typically last from 12pm to 6pm ET/ 8am to 3pm PT. Length of days will vary based on content. Main meeting room will open daily at 11am ET/8am PT




Main meeting room opens daily at 11am EST

12:00pm EST | Welcome Back & Unit-3 OverviewTeam BMe

12:45pm EST | Protecting The Right to Vote | Tanya Clay House, Voting Rights Senior Program Officer, NEO Philanthropy

2:00pm EST |  ProGeorgia | Tamieka Atkins, Executive Director, ProGeorgia

3:15pm EST | LEON | Leon Ford

5:00pm EST | Introducing Un-conference | Khalid Smith, Lessoncast

6:00pm EST | End of Day 1

The Hang Suite

*Breaks will be programmed in schedule

Homework | Please complete by 8:00am EST September 19, 2020

  1. “Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself” | Your Purpose Breakthrough Worksheet
  2. Vanguard Heat Map: The Agenda for Black L.O.V.E
  3. Un-conference Proposal Submission Form


12:00pm EST | Welcome | Team BMe

12:10pm EST | Reintroductions | Team BMe

1:15pm EST | Un-conference | Vanguard Fellows & Team BME

4:05pm EST | Wrap up| Team BMe

4:15pm EST | End of Day 2

The Hang Suite

*Breaks will be programmed in schedule

12:00pm EST | Welcome | Team BMe

12:15pm EST | Un-conference| Vanguard Fellows & Team BMe

3:30pm EST | Vanguard Commencement Address | Trabian Shorters, BMe Community

4:30pm EST | Closing Circle | Team BMe

5:30pm EST | End of Day 2

The Hang Suite

*Breaks will be programmed in schedule

The Hang Suite

Each day will end with The Hang Suite. This is a laid back time to get to know your fellow fellows. Expect anything from lively discussions to live DJs. Feel free to have adult beverages and snacks on deck. Family and friends are welcome to join in.


September 18, 2020
September 20, 2020
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