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
Keynote Speaker: Thaddeus Thompson
Administrative Director, Clinical & Perioperative Services — Mass General Brighams’ Martha’s Vineyard Hospital
Opening Remarks Speaker: Carla Carten, PhD
Special Guest Performer: Richmond Punch
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
Special Guest Speaker: Erwin Valencia
Team Physical Therapist & Wellness Lead; Founder & Executive Director — New York Knicks; The Grasshopper Project
Community Healing Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bruce Purnell
Founder and Executive Director — The Love More Movement
Special Guest Performer: Albino Mbie
Award-winning Musician, Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Sound, and mixing engineer
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
(Programming Agenda Subject to Change)