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32nd Annual
Wiley A. Branton Symposium

Agenda 

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Presidential Showcase I (Virtual)

Topic

“Black Voters Matter: The Grassroots Perspective” – Special Greetings from Dr. Carmen Hawkins Walters, President (A VIRTUAL ONLY EVENT)

Panelists

  • The Honorable Carlos Moore, NBA President

  • Waikinya Clanton-Director, Southern Poverty Law Center, Mississippi Office 

  • Mike Espy-Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

  • The Honorable Deborah McDonald- Mississippi Court of Appeals 

  • Professor Byron Orey-Jackson State University Professor and Political Strategist

  • Jennifer Riley-Collins-Former Executive Director, ACLU

 October 14, 2021

2:00 pm CST

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Presidential Press Conference

Topic

Presidential Remarks and Announcements

Location

  • Westin Hotel

October 14, 2021

4:00 pm CST

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Afterglow

Topic

Afterglow

Location

  • NBA President Moore's Suite

October 14, 2021

9:00 pm CST

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Presidential Showcase II (Westin Hotel)

Topic

“Black Voters Matter: Why We Must 

Protect Our Vote” (In-person only)

Panelists

  • The Honorable Carlos Moore, President, National Bar Association

  • Mississippi Congressman Bennie Thompson

  • Jackson, Mississippi Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba 

  • Texas State Representative Jasmine Crockett 

  • Derrick Johnson, President and CEO, NAACP 

  • Attorney Carroll Rhodes 

October 15, 2021

9:00 am CST

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Luncheon and Ethics CLE, Diversity and Includion: Considerations from the Bench (Westin Hotel)

Topic

Ethics conversation with Esteemed Judges.  We will also present the Wiley A. Branton Awards at this luncheon.

Panelists

  • Judge Latrice A. Westbrooks, Moderator, Mississippi Court of Appeals for the 

  • Second District (Jackson, MS)

  • Judge Carlton W. Reeves, United States District Court, Southern District 

  • of Mississippi (Jackson, MS)

  • Judge James Graves, United States Circuit Judge of the United States

  • Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (Jackson, MS)

  • Judge Bernice Donald, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (Memphis, TN)

  • Judge Carol L. White-Richard, Mississippi Circuit Court for the Fourth District (Indianola, MS)

  • Judge Lakeysha Greer Isaac, United States Southern District of Mississippi (Northern Division at Jackson) (Jackson, MS)

  • Judge Terry Fleming Love, Louisiana Court of Appeals for the FourthCircuit (New Orleans, LA)

October 15, 2021

11:30 am CST

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Board of Governor's Meeting (Virtual)

Topic

Official Board Meeting

Attendees

  • Board of Governors

October 15, 2021

2:00 pm CST

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Affiliate Chapter Presidents Dinner

Topic

Dinner

Location

  • TBA

October 15, 2021

7:00 pm CST

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Afterglow

Topic

Afterglow

Location

  • NBA President Moore's Suite

October 15, 2021

9:00 pm CST

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Jackson State Homecoming (Parade, tailgating, game)

Topic

Parade, Tailgating, & Game

Location

  • Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium

October 16, 2021

10:00 am CST