OBAP Courageous Conversations Series

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

Recorded: Thursday, June 18 | 3 PM EST

Join OBAP for the third installment
in the series featuring leaders from:

U.S. Air Force
U.S. Army Black Aviation Association
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Navy
Civil Air Patrol
Legacy Flight Academy

During this virtual town hall, we will come together as an aerospace community for a conversation 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 will attempt 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. We welcome ideas, questions, and thoughts as we join forces to create change.

Participating Organizations

Panelists Include

Col. Frank Benjamin, retired
Chief, Force Development Planning, Analysis and Resources Division, AETC/A3L

Lt. General Stayce Harris, retired

Lt. Col. Cathyrine Armandie
Chief of Rated Diversity

Lt. Col. Ivan Thompson, retired

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

Capt. Alan Worthy
Directior of Aviation Saftey for the Commander of Naval Air Forces

Commander Marcus Canady

Brig. Gen. Ed Phelka
Civil Air Patrol National Vice Commander

Capt. Clovis Jones, retired

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