Statement of BFS Mission
To restore the international black summit and Black Family to its traditional grandeur by establishing cooperation and partnership efforts with nationwide and international black summit organizations to address these families’ current issues.
Purpose / Philosophy
The Black World 21st Century Institute has established the Black Family Summit as one of its major program initiatives to ensure that issues affecting black families are systematically addressed and Make recommendations to deal with them.
Through a network of partnerships with national and international black summit organizations, the Black Family Summit is committed to enhancing and mobilizing the collective skills of each of these groups.
Background / Requirement
The Black Family Summit results from the combined resources of Hon’ble Minister Louis Farkhan and the expertise of international black summit professional organizations to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina and Rita. Minister Farkhan and Leonard G.
The Black Family Summit is designed for a “proactive” and a “reactive” mutual partnership to ensure the immediate identification of negative issues affecting the well-being of black families. And a system has been effectively and efficiently established for the reform process.
Goals and Objectives:
- Effectively, find out which resources and services differ in meeting the needs of the black family.
- Focus on grassroots issues by mobilizing cooperation and efforts with your national and international partners on issues facing the Black Family.
- Continue to ensure policy and program issues are addressed, focusing on the international black summit at the local, state, and national levels.
- Call the annual Black Family Summit Symposium at the Congress Black Cox Weekend Conference.
- Identification and appointment of young people to serve as interns on Black Family Summit Committees.
- Regional forums will be held to promote dialogue on local issues affecting the Black Family.
- Be flexible and mobile in form and function, responding to urgent issues that require immediate action.
Purpose and mission.
The Black Family Summit (BFS) The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) is primarily a national network of black professional organizations, institutions, and agencies committed to the protection and strengthening of the Black Family based on various survival, rehabilitation, and development of black communities and nations in the US and around the world. According to IBW’s vision, BFS’s mission is rooted in the values of cooperation, collaboration, and collective work, as reflected in the traditional lifestyles of people of African descent. Adhering to the principles of operational integration, the BFS will continue its mission by formulating fully private and public programs, plans, and initiatives.
Basic programming activities
- From time to time, information-sharing conferences are asked to get acquainted with the work of the participating organizations, institutions, and agencies.
- Annual Public Policy Forum with representatives of the Congressional Black Cox and significant national civil rights / human rights organizations to review and present policy priorities to members of Congress.
- Frequent leadership dialogues with various national organizations to exchange analysis and perspectives on Black America and the Pan-African world. Such discussions may include the participation of notable national leaders such as His Excellency Minister Louis Farkhan, Nation of Islam, Benjamin Todd Jealous, President / CEO, NAACP, Mark Morrell, President / CEO , National Urban League, Dr. Elsie Scott, President / CEO, Congressional Black Cox Foundation, Inc., Members of Congress John Connors, Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee, Yuvet Clark.
- In the spirit of operational unity, joint work on programs, projects, and initiatives by mutual agreement of the participating organizations. Such measures may involve all or one subgroup.
- On a need-to-know basis, as policy issues arise that affect the black community, other national organizations and agencies are targeted to discuss these issues and publish position papers. Hold community forums in areas and cities.
- The 2012 International Black Genealogy Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, held October 1820, 2012, was a huge success. With over 250 participants and speakers, the atmosphere was buzzing with the energy from meeting old and new friends, researching at the Family History Library, having the opportunity to see the Tabernacle Choir, having 32 workshops to choose from (2 well received workshop tracks from FamilySearch), vendors and exhibits, a reception and a phenomenal Pulitzer prize winner as the keynote speaker. The opening session was riveting with Jim Ison, and the luncheon speaker, Robert Raymond (both from FamilySearch), left everyone gasping from what products are coming next from FamilySearch.
- Robert Raymond was presented with an award of appreciation for his work with African American history.
- The role that FamilySearch played in the success of the conference can only be described as exceptional. FamilySearch’s dedicated support included providing a conference syllabus, conference bags, workshops, and special speakers. The speakers and FamilySearch were awarded an achievement award to show how much their participation meant to the committee and conference participants. As participants were exiting their workshops, the comments that echoed throughout the conference hall were how terrific the speakers were and how much the audience enjoyed the abundant amount of knowledge.
- Conference participants enjoy an excellent conference.
- Many of the participants ventured over to the library and were not seen again until the library closed. From comments made by participants in the library orientations, it was evident that the library housed a lot of much needed information and different ways to knock down or remove obstacles for many of the participants. Seeing how excited they were to find their relatives, find information not previously found, and discover some new ideas for future research could only warm the heart of those who understood their passion.
- The icing on the cake was the rare but wonderful opportunity that 2 conference participants were given to rehearse with the Tabernacle Choir. Many of the participants who were not tired from their long travels to the conference made their way to Temple Square and were recognized at the choir rehearsal. When they stood, their hearts were beaming with pride, because for many, this was their first trip to SLC and to a conference of this magnitude.