Partnering for a Better Tomorrow (PBT)

Organized in June 2020, as a call-to-action following the death of George Floyd, a group of Change-makers from across the nation, came together to discuss issues, design strategies and implement change through their vast network of community leaders, organizations and thought-leaders that all agree that, ENOUGH is ENOUGH! 

Though Floyd’s death was horrific, at least it appears it wasn't in vain.   As you can see from news casts all over the world, Geoge’s death has sparked reactions and conversations for change like never before.  In addition to millions continuing to lead international protests, there are conversations to defund police forces; in Washington D.C. Sen. Mitt Romney became the first known Republican senator to join demonstrations; NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell issued a video statement saying "we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier" who were protesting police brutality.   

Even with several changes transpiring, WE CAN’T BECOME COMPLACENT!  Instead of continually being reactive after another life is lost, we must remain proactive for real systemic change to occur -- for instance, initiating effective conversations for cultural awareness and race relations between law enforcement, community leaders and organizations.

As a call-for-action, on June 6, 2020, an international virtual summit was held with more than 70 registered LEADERS, BUSINESS OWNERS, NONPROFITS and CONCERNED RESIDENTS, from Pittsburg to Paris.  All uniting from various countries, backgrounds, ethnicities and industries, everyone came together as ONE VOICE to DEMAND CHANGE!   See the informative video below.

   Advisory Team Members

   Core Team Members

      Our Advisory Team 

  • Dr. Anthony Asadullah Samad, is the Executive Director of the Mervyn Dymally African American Political and Economic Institute (MDAAPEI), at California State University, Dominguez Hills

  • Annetta Wells is the California Statewide Deputy Political Director for SEIU 2015, the nation's 2nd largest labor local representing over 400,000 long-term care workers.

  • Dr. David Gruder is the clinical & organizational development psychologist who is President of Integrity Culture Systems™. He equips leaders and citizens with practical skills for having positive impact. Named America’s Integrity Expert by Radio-TV Interview Report, the 12 awards he has received span the areas of societal wellbeing, leader effectiveness, business success, and personal development. 

  • Gail M. Scott is a Health Coach/Former licensed nurse, and Member of the American Cancer Society Task Force for African American Communities.

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Elijah Jovan McClain​ --- Elijah was a 23-year-old massage therapist from Aurora, Colorado who died after being placed in a chokehold by police and sedated by paramedics.  On the night of August 24, 2019, Elijah was walking home from a convenience store with an iced tea when he was confronted by three Aurora, Colorado, police officers. According to reports, by the end of the night, he was lying in a hospital bed. Three days later, he was pronounced brain dead and taken off life support.  Almost a year later, his death attracted renewed attention after the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. 

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      Who is the Core Team? 

  • Mayor Julian Lott serves the City of Camden, Arkansas (2019) and is the President of the Arkansas Black Mayors Association (2019). He also serves on various boards and commissions to advance accessibility and equitability among the under resourced.

  • Mayor Gary Green serves the City of Menifee, Arkansas, his home town; while also working tirelessly to empower and advance local residents and surrounding communities.

  • Dr. Janice C. Jones’ career as an educator and community activist spans over 40 years. She currently serves as Professor of African American History and Early Childhood Studies at Ohlone College in Fremont, CA.

  • Juliette Bastian is the Founder & CEO of LifeWorks Consulting and Founder of the G'JEM Foundation, while possessing 30+ years experience with Government, Non-Profit, & Private Sector organizations as a certified Balanced Scorecard Master Professional.  She is currently the Director of Engagement & Delivery, Sr. Consultant and Trainer for the Strategy Management Group.

Rodney King, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Sean Bell, Breonna Taylor, Amadou Diallo, Walter Scott, Oscar Grant, Ahmed Aubrey, George Floyd, Botham Jean, 

Pamela Turner, Sha’Teina Grady El, Jordan Davis, Atatiana Jefferson, and so many others, including . . .

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH – We must work collectively for equality and equity for EVERYONE, to end the injustices, brutality and killings.

PBT is also proud to have renowned artist, Charles Bibbs, as an Advisory Team member.

He is a committed activist on behalf of economic development and empowerment in the community, spending much of his free time holding seminars and workshops with young people. 

As an artist activist, Charles will be assisting PBT by creating a visual imagery of the Partnering for a Better Tomorrow message. 

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