Colorado Black Round Table

Back to Back Zooms on Friday, April 30, 2021, and Saturday, May 1, 2021

Join the Black Cannabis Equity Initiative (BCEI) for back-to-back social equity Zoom meetings! Bridge West is proud to support BCEI, A community-driven initiative of concerned black citizens and business leaders focusing on equity, diversity and inclusion opportunity in the Denver metro and Colorado’s cannabis industry. Learn more about BCEI.

Social Equity and Economic Development in the Black Community

Friday, April 30, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM MDT

Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Lance McCarthy, CEO, Global 1000

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  • Economic & Community Development Projects, Presentations, and Updates
  • City of Denver Cannabis Social Equity Ordinance Update
  • State of Colorado Cannabis Social Equity Support Update
  • 5 Points Update
  • Montbello Organizing Committee Update
  • Park Hill Golf Course Update
  • Opportunities at DIA Update


  • Malcolm Evans, President, Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Selena Dunham, CEO, Classique LLC
  • Khadija Haynes, CEO, KH Solutions
  • Kristin Stork, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Denver 7 News
  • Mike Johnston, CEO & President, Gary Community Investments
  • Maxine Pryor, CEO, The Maxx Group
  • Molly Duplechain, Deputy Director, Denver Excise & License
  • Dominique Mendiola, Deputy Director, CO Marijuana Enforcement Division
  • Haroun Cowan, Five Points Business District
  • Norman Harris, The Halloran Group

Meeting ID: 830 1537 9668

Passcode: 124476

Black Community Educational Update and More

Saturday, May 1, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (MDT)

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  • Updates from Higher Education
  • Updates on Colorado Insurance Options
  • Updates from Denver Public Schools

Committee to Recognize Educators Acknowledgements – Honorees

  • Terita Berry Walker, New Principal, Denver East High School
  • Vernon Jones, New Executive Director, NE Denver Innovation Zone
  • Shakira Abney Wisdom, New Principal, Robert F. Smith STEAM Academy
  • Tomi Amos, New CEO, KIPP Colorado

Remarks From Community & Education Leaders

  • Dwight Jones, DPS Superintendent of Schools
  • Honorable Angie Paccione, Executive Director, CO Department of Higher Education
  • Honorable Jen Bacon, DPS Board of Education
  • Honorable Sharon Bailey, Former DPS Board Member
  • Honorable Happy Haynes, Former DPS Board Member
  • Honorable Bennie Milliner, Former DPS Board Member
  • Pastor Del Phillips, Convener, Colorado Black Leadership Caucus
  • Alfonzo Porter, Editor, Denver Urban Spectrum
  • Malcolm Evans, President, CO Black Chamber of Commerce

Meeting ID: 830 9797 9772

Passcode: 397006