For the second year in a row, Washington DC will serve as the illustrious backdrop for The Root Institute in September. This time, The Root newsroom will team up with Howard University to host our yearly symposium known for bringing together America’s greatest Black minds, from Stacey Abrams and Misty Copeland to Ava DuVernay and Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II.
Taking place at one of the country’s most prestigious HBCUs, our team of editors and writers will share the stage with Black luminaries from every corner of the nation as we focus on the state of Black America and devise a blueprint for an even better one.
Leaders from the worlds of activism, public service, culture, and academia will come together at the University’s Blackburn Center for a full day of thought-provoking panels and lectures, exploring arts, business, advocacy, and legislation.
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
10 am to 5 pm ET
The Blackburn Center at Howard University
2397 6th St NW, Washington, DC
General admission tickets | $5
With support from CareQuest Institute for Oral Health
Stay tuned for the full speaker announcement