LBCM ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE WEEKEND
NOVEMBER 15-17, 2007


“Strengthen Leadership through Effective Collaboration”
Summary of Events (Tentative)

Thursday, November 15th, 2007
 YOUTH CONFERENCE – The Road to Leadership
Delegates Craig Rice, Shawn Tarrant and Jay Walker, Co-ChairsMiller Senate Office Building, President’s Conference Rooms
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  
Friday, November 16th, 2007
 OPENING PLENARY (Continental Breakfast)
Welcome, Overview and Call to Action
Guest Speaker Lt. Governor Anthony Brown
Lowe House Office Building
Multipurpose Room 170
9:00 am – 9:45 am
  
 LEGISLATIVE WORKSHOPS
Lowe House Office Building
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Session I- 10:00 am -12:30 pm
  Business and Economic Development
House Economic Matters Committee Room 230
Topic:  TBA
Senator Verna JonesHealth
House Health & Government Operations Committee Room 240

Topic:  The Unfinished Civil Rights Agenda II: Economic Security
Description:  Panel Discussions Chronic Diseases, Maryland Statistical Update and Diversity Workforce, Health Information Exchange and Relationship to Chronic Disease Management
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, ChairEducation
House Ways and Means Committee Room 130
Topic: The Silent Epidemic: High School Dropout
The problems of unemployment, violent crime, youth gangs and youth dropping out of school in our country and state are interrelated and are concentrated to a great extent in high-poverty, predominantly minority, urban and rural communities.
Senator Nathaniel McFadden, ChairLaw and Justice
House Judiciary Committee Room 100
Topic: Drug Policy and Sentencing
Delegate Curtis Anderson, ChairHousing (10:00 am- 12:00 pm)
Environmental Matters Committee Room 250
Topic: Busting of the Housing Bubble: Sub-prime Lending, Exotic Mortgages and Hasty Foreclosures
Panel discussion on the economic chaos that has resulted in foreclosures
Senator Delores Kelley, Chair
  
Session II- 1:30 pm- 3:00 pm
  Business and Economic Development
House Economic Matters Committee Room 230
Topic:  TBA
Senator Ulysses Currie, ChairHealth
House Health & Government Operations Committee Room 240
Topic:  The Unfinished Civil Rights Agenda II: Economic Security
Panel discussion on addressing violence as a public health issue in the African American community
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, Chair

Education
House Ways and Means Committee Room 130
Topic: High School Assessments-The Outlook of 2009
An examination of high school assessments in light of the recent State Department of Education policy change
Senator Gwendolyn Britt, ChairLaw and Justice
House Judiciary Committee Room 100
Topic: The Impact of Slavery on Black America
After 300 years of slavery, now in 2007, the impact is still taking place
Senator Nathaniel Exum, ChairEnvironmental Justice
Environmental Matters Committee Room 250
Topic: How the Red, Black and Green of the Environment Effects the African American Community
Struggles of Katrina-How African Americans have become environmentally conscious and the need for preparedness since the wake of the storm.
Senator Lisa Gladden, Chair    
  
Saturday, November 17th, 2007
 CORPORATE BREAKFAST
Jeffery E. Thompson, CEO and Chairman
Thompson, Cobb, Bazilio and Associates, Guest Speaker
Westin Annapolis Hotel
100 Westgate Circle
9:00 am – 11:00 amCHAIR’S RECEPTION
Westin Annapolis Hotel
100 Westgate Circle
 6:00 pm – 7:00 pmGALA
Westin Annapolis Hotel
100 Westgate Circle
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm