Men of COLOR Virtual
Leadership Conference (MOCV) 
Wednesday & Thursday, October 13-14th, 2021
12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. | 12:00 P.M. -1:30 PM ET  
Presented on YouTube

The Men of Color Virtual Leadership Conference (MOCV) engages Corporate America’s most vibrant and influential men. It is where top-tier executive leaders of color share their experiences, insights, and thought leadership.

In 2021, COLOR is reimagining professional development and thought leadership by exploring a new renaissance where people of COLOR and allies can embrace innovations in culture, health, and wellbeing.

Agenda subject to change 

Agenda (October 13th)

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - Opening Remarks and Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker: Thaddeus Thompson

Administrative Director, Clinical & Perioperative Services — Mass General Brighams’ Martha’s Vineyard Hospital



Opening Remarks Speaker: Carla Carten, PhD

Interim Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer — Mass General Brigham 


12:30 PM - 12:40 PM - Thrive Break

Special Guest Performer: Richmond Punch

Violin Virtuoso



12:40 PM - 1:25 PM Brother, You're On My Mind - A Mental Health Panel Discussion

The panel discussion raises awareness of mental health challenges that affect men of color and their communities. Our goal is to educate people of color, our communities, and our allies on the effects of depression, grief, and stress throughout the pandemic and social unrest.

Panel Moderator: Pablo Rodriguez, MD

Medical Director, Community Relations; Producer and host — Care New England; Nuestra Salud


Panelist: Michael Curry, Esq.

CEO; Immediate Former President — Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers; NAACP Boston Branch



Panelist: Richard A. Rowe

Consultant, Strategic Guidance and Assistance — Black Mental Health Alliance



1:25 PM - 1:45 PM - Special Guest 1-on-1: Erwin Valencia

Special Guest Speaker: Erwin Valencia

Team Physical Therapist & Wellness Lead; Founder & Executive Director — New York Knicks; The Grasshopper Project 



1:45 PM - 2:00 PM - Closing Remarks

Agenda (October 14th)

12:00 PM - 12:10 PM - Welcoming Remarks & Keynote Address

Community Healing Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bruce Purnell

Founder and Executive Director — The Love More Movement



12:10 PM - 12:30 PM - Musical Performance from Albino Mbie


Special Guest Performer: Albino Mbie 

Award-winning Musician, Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Sound, and mixing engineer



12:30 PM - 1:00 PM - Film Discussion: A Reckoning in Boston

Panel Moderator: Evan J. Cutts

Poet, Emcee, & Content Editor — COLOR 



Panelist: Carl Chandler 

 Producer — A Reckoning in Boston



 Panelist: James Rutenbeck

 Director, Writer, & Editor — A Reckoning in Boston 



1:00 PM - 1:25 PM - Musical Performance

1:25 PM - 1:30 PM - Closing Remarks

Film Screening: A Reckoning in Boston | 6:00 PM ET

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(Programming Agenda Subject to Change)

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