Equity Summit
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia, MD 21044

*Please note, due to limited space, only confirmed registrants will be permitted to attend

View the Summit Agenda (pdf)

The Horizon Foundation is pleased to host its first Equity Summit, a special event that will bring together community leaders and members to highlight health disparities and barriers, learn tools to address those barriers and begin developing an approach to advance racial equity in health in Howard County. Discussions and presentations will be facilitated by national equity experts with ABFE.

Ta-Nehisi Coates 275pxThe half-day event will feature a closing keynote by acclaimed author Ta-Nehisi Coates. Coates is a distinguished writer in residence at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. He is the author of the bestselling books The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, and Between The World And Me, which won the National Book Award in 2015. Ta-Nehisi is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. He is also the current author of the Marvel comics The Black Panther and Captain America.

This event is free, but space is very limited. At this time, requests to attend the Summit are closed. Only confirmed registrants will be permitted to attend. Approved registrants were notified by email on Oct. 22, 2018.

Important notes and instructions:

  • Because space is very limited, we are only accepting requests to attend the Summit at this time.
  • Requests must be submitted by Oct. 18, 2018.
  • Your registration is not confirmed until you have received an email notice that your request has been approved.
  • We will notify you if your registration has been confirmed by Oct. 22, 2018.
  • Priority will be given to those who live or work in Howard County and intend to engage in racial equity work in the county.
  • This event is free, but only confirmed registrants will be permitted entry.
  • A light continental breakfast and box lunch will be provided.
  • For the closing keynote, photo ID and bag checks will be required, and videotaping will not be allowed.