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The Baltimore Banner was proud to present its 2nd annual DEI event, Legacy Builders on June 25th.
Guest joined us for a morning of podium speakers and panel discussions featuring Baltimore community and business leaders all moderated by The Baltimore Banner's DEI reporter,
John-John Williams IV. 


Location: The Baltimore Museum of Industry
Address: 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230
Time: 08:30am - 11:30am


About John-John Williams IV


The Road to Reparations 

Rev. Dr. Robert R. A. Turner, Pastor, Empowerment Temple A.M.E. Church Baltimore, Maryland. & John-John Williams IV, DEI Reporter, The Baltimore Banner


Cracking the Code: Funding Future Black Leaders 

Tony Bridges, Assistant Secretary for Transportation Equity and Engagement, Maryland Department of Transportation 

Windy Deese, Vice President, Public Policy and Economic Advancement, United Way of Central Maryland

Angel St. Jean, Chief Executive Officer, The Equity Brain Trust

Shelonda Stokes, President, Downtown Partnership

The Battle for DEI: Are Diverse Initiatives Being Weaponized and Attacked:

Y. Maria Martinez, Special Secretary, Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

Karen Miller, President, Karen Miller Consulting

Juan Webster, Senior Corporate Director, Social Impact, Montage International

The Medical Divide: Addressing Inequities and Injustice in Health Care:

Lester Davis, Vice President, Chief of Staff, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Tiffany M. Wiggins, MD, MPH, FACOG, Vice President and Chief Health Equity Officer, University of Maryland Medical System

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John-John Williams IV is a diversity, equity and inclusion reporter at The Baltimore Banner. A native of Syracuse, N.Y. and a graduate of Howard University, he has lived in Baltimore for the past 17 years. Before coming to The Baltimore Banner, John-John Williams IV worked for The Baltimore Sun covering education, fashion, home, food, travel, popular culture and diversity, equity and inclusion. Before coming to Baltimore, he worked at The Times-Picayune, and The Argus Leader. He interned at The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit Free Press and The Post Standard. In his free time he likes to travel, eat in restaurants, binge television shows and experience life.


The Baltimore Museum of Industry
1415 Key Highway,
Baltimore, MD 21230

There is complimentary parking at

The Baltimore Museum of Industry


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