On May 29, Associated Black Charities (ABC), sponsored the forum, “Moving From Protest to Policy: Making Advocacy Count,” which focused on the substance of the recently concluded Maryland General Assembly’s Legislative Session. The forum was produced by ABC in partnership with the University of Maryland School of Social Work and was held at the School of Social Work’s auditorium. The event was coordinated by A. Adar Ayira, of ABC’s senior leadership team, who led the two-hour conversation between community members and leaders and the panelists, who included (from left), Marc Steiner, human rights activist and veteran talk show host, Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor and Catalina Byrd, political consultant and community advocate. Not pictured is Tom Hall, host of Midday, on WYPR, 88.1.

Associated Black Charities (ABC) forum, “Moving From Protest to Policy: Making Advocacy Count.” (Courtesy Photo)