Indiana Black Expo to hold community conversation panel at Roosevelt Gym

ELKHART, Ind. -- A community conversation entitled “Black Like Me” will be hosted by the Elkhart chapter of the Indiana Black Expo at the Roosevelt Gym on Saturday.

The expo will feature successful Black role models from around the Michiana community in a free-to-attend panel discussion beginning at 10 a.m.

Chapter President, Robert Taylor looks forward to highlighting the ways that Black role models can have a positive impact on the community, and that youth don’t have to believe that being famous is the only way to truly be successful.

“The conversation - “Black Like Me,” will discuss the value and importance of having leaders that look like us in different career fields and is a starting point on how we individually and collectively define and value success,” said Taylor.

The panel itself is compiled of many prominent figures from throughout the community, including Elkhart’s first African American Mayor, Rod Roberson; Attorney and Black Expo Chairman, Shannon A. Buari; Terry Whitt Bailey, Vice President and Chief program Officer at the Center for Leadership Development; ABC57’s own Levon Whitaker, and many more.

Discussion will also connect to how education and proper career-planning can lead to success.

“We want to emphasize to our youth and the entire community that if they choose the right path and the right career, they too can be successful,” said Taylor.

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