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The Robert P. Madison Family Distinguished Lecture in African & African American Art

Blueprint Roundtables

Sunday, February 2, 2014, 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 11:30 a.m., and Thursday, March 6, 2014, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Location:  Gartner Auditorium

About The Event

While filming Question Bridge: Black Males, the artists encountered a compelling question and answer exchange between a younger participant and an older civil-rights activist. The question, “Why didn't you leave us the blueprint?” was posed to those who brought the civil rights movement to glory, and elicited a variety of different answers. Surprisingly, one response was, “We dropped the ball.”

This sparked a powerful multi-generational conversation about leadership, mentorship, and critical social issues in the black community over the past forty years and how to overcome the challenges faced by the next generation. In the Blueprint Roundtable, a live panel discussion event, established and emerging black male leaders in the local community discuss this and other questions in an attempt to dismantle communication boundaries between generations.

> Related: Blueprint Roundtable Highlights (blog) 


Sunday, February 2, 2014, 2:00 p.m, Gartner Auditorium
Free; registration required—please call the ticket center at 216-421-7350 or 888-CMA-0033. Support provided by the Cleveland Clinic. 

Moderated by: Leon Bibb, Anchor/Multimedia Journalist, NewsChannel 5

Leon Bibb

Panelists include: Dr. Julian Earls, Retired Director, National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Glenn Research Center; Randell McShepard, Vice President of Public Affairs, RPM International Inc. and Chairman, PolicyBridge; Phillip Morris, Columnist, The Plain Dealer; Steve Sanders, Retired NFL Player, Author, Speaker & Executive Director, Training Camp for Life; Ricky Smith, Social Media Celebrity & Founder, #RAKE; Nathan Tolliver, Student, Event Planner & LGBT Advocate.

Panelist Group

With a special presentation honoring Distinguished Fellows of our community: Louis Stokes, the late Arnold Pinkney, George Forbes, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. and Robert Madison.


Be a part of the discussion at these additional Blueprint Roundtables:

Wednesday, February 26, 11:30 a.m. 
Cleveland Clinic

Thursday, March 6, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Friendly Inn Settlement House
2386 Unwin Rd. Cleveland, OH, 44104
To register, call Susan Hayes at 216-431-7656 (ext. 140) or Neal Hodges at 216-774-9570.