OBAP Courageous Conversations Series

An Aerospace Industry Town Hall on Race in America

During these virtual town halls, we come together as an aerospace community for conversations about the "racism pandemic" that is devastating the nation.

The killing of George Floyd and other high-profile violent events targeting African Americans have illustrated the complex constellation of issues facing our nation.

This series of Courageous Conversations attempts to address these issues head-on, and begin to develop short- and longer-term solutions to eliminating racial injustice within the aerospace industry and in the communities where we live and work. Through ideas, questions, and thoughts, we join forces to create change.

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OBAP Courageous Conversations Series: Part I

An Aerospace Industry Town Hall on Race in America


Join OBAP Board Chair Vanessa Blacknall-Jamison, and leaders from Women in Aviation, Tuskegee Airmen Inc., National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees, National Gay Pilots Association, Professional Pilots of Tomorrow, Sisters of the Skies, and Professional Asian Pilots Association and the Latino Pilots Association for a virtual town hall, where we will come together as an aerospace community for a conversation about the "racism pandemic" that is devastating the nation.

Introduction video: P&G's "The Look"

Vanessa Blacknall-Jamison
Chair, Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals
www.obap.org

Allison McKay
CEO, Women In Aviation
www.wai.org

Brigadier General Randolph Scott
1st Vice President, Tuskegee Airmen Inc.
www.tuskegeeairmen.org

Freddie Green
Air Traffic Control Manager, National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees
www.nbcfae.org

Brian Gambino
President, The National Gay Pilots Association
www.ngpa.org

John Hackworth
Co-founder and President, Professional Pilots of Tomorrow
www.theppot.org

Theresa Claiborne
President, Sisters of the Skies
www.sistersoftheskies.org

Harley Pasiderio
President, Professional Asian Pilots Association
www.asianpilots.org

Captain Claudia Zapata-Cardone
www.LatinoPilot.org

OBAP Courageous Conversations Series: Part II

An Aerospace Industry Town Hall on Race in America


Introduction video: P&G's "The Choice"

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Elizabeth Tennyson
Senior Director of Communications
www.aopa.org

Air Line Pilots Association, International
Dawn Cook
Member of ALPA's President Committee for Diversity and Inclusion
www.alpa.org

Allied Pilots Association
Captain Eric Ferguson
President
www.alliedpilots.org

Black Flight Attendants of America
Carolyn Shelton
www.blackflightattendantsofamerica.org

Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace
Theryl "TJ" Johnson
SPEEA Council Chair & Boeing Software Engineer
www.speea.org

National Air Traffic Controllers Association
Jamaal Haltom
Representative, NATCA AFL-CIO
www.natca.org

National Business Aviation Association
Jo Domato
Vice President
Educational Strategy & Workforce Development
www.nbaa.org

National Society of Black Engineers
Enanga Daisy Fale
Director, Aerospace SIG (ASIG)
www.nsbe.org

Shades of Blue
Willie Daniels
President
www.ourshadesofblue.org

Southwest Airline Pilots Association
Jon Weaks
President
www.swapa.org

Teamsters Airline Division
Kimberly Barboro
National Coordinator - Flight Attandents & Customer Service
www.teamster.org

Tuskegee Next Foundation
Dominique Scott
Executive Director
www.tuskegeenext.org

OBAP Courageous Conversations Series: Part III

Minorities and the Military: A Town Hall on Racism and Discrimination in the Armed Forces


Introduction video: Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander offers his perspective as a senior Air Force leader and African American. (Video Credit:  U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Vaughn)

U.S. Air Force
Col. Frank Benjamin, retired
Chief, Force Development Planning, Analysis and Resources Division, AETC/A3L
www.airforce.com

U.S. Air Force
Lt. General Stayce Harris, retired
www.airforce.com

U.S. Air Force
Lt. Col. Cathyrine Armandie
Chief of Rated Diversity
www.airforce.com

U.S. Air Force
Lt. Col. Ivan Thompson, retired
www.airforce.com

U.S. Marine Corps
Dr. Kenneth Dunn - Colonel, retired
Headquarters Marine Corps Manpower Plans & Policy Division Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion (MPE) Branch
www.marines.com

U.S. Navy
Capt. Alan Worthy
Directior of Aviation Saftey for the Commander of Naval Air Forces
www.navy.mil

U.S. Coast Guard
Commander Marcus Canady
www.uscg.mil

Civil Air Patrol
Brig. Gen. Ed Phelka
Civil Air Patrol National Vice Commander
www.gocivilairpatrol.com

Legacy Flight Academy
Maj. Kenneth Thomas
www.legacyflightacademy.org

U.S. Army Black Aviation Association
Capt. Clovis Jones, retired
President

OBAP Courageous Conversations Series: Part IV

Biased: Uncovering and Abolishing the Hidden Prejudices in the Aerospace Industry


Introduction video: P&G's "The Look"

Airbus Americas, Inc
Frank Johnson
Quality and Regulatory Compliance Manager
www.airbus.com

American Airlines
Kenneth Charles
Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer
www.aa.com

NASA - Johnson Space Center
Mark Geyer
Director, NASA Johnson Space Center
www.nasa.gov

Southwest Airlines
Ellen Torbert
Vice President Diversity & Inclusion
www.southwest.com

United Airlines
Brett Hart
President
www.united.com

UPS
Capt. Houston Mills
Vice President of Flight Operations and Safety
www.ups.com

OBAP Courageous Conversations Series: Part V

Future Forward: Empowering the Next Generation for Equality


Introduction video: "The $100 Race"

Arizona State University
Asante Day
OBAP Chapter President
www.asu.edu

Aviation Accreditation Board International
Dr. Guy M. Smith
President
www.aabi.aero

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Dr. Aaron Clevenger
Assistant Provost & Dean of International Programs, Adjunct Faculty
www.erau.edu

Hampton University
Dazha Austin
Former OBAP Chapter President
www.hamptonu.edu

Middle Tennessee State University
Ronald McKenzie
OBAP Chapter President
www.mtsu.edu

Southern Illinois University
Vernecyln Allen
OBAP Chapter President
www.siu.edu

University of Nebraska - Omaha
Dr. Rebecca Lutte
Asst. Professor, Aviation Institute
www.unomaha.edu

Vaughn College
Dr. Sharon DeVivo
President
www.vaughn.edu

Western Michigan University
Thomas Thinnes
Dir. Graduate Student Recruitment
www.wmich.edu

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