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Mar. 2, 2021 4:01 pm

Loyola’s ‘Building a Better World Through Business’ event series focuses on racial justice

The virtual event series includes a keynote from Flikshop founder Marcus Bullock, a workforce discussion and pitch competition.
Autumn on the Loyola University Maryland campus.

Autumn on the Loyola University Maryland campus.

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Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management is presenting a virtual event series titled “Building a Better World Through Business” in March.

The annual series, which will have events on March 3, 10, and 24, was created to highlight businesses creating sustainable economic and social development in their communities.

“This year, the events are focused on the role of business in advancing racial justice,” Kathleen A. Getz, Ph.D., dean of Loyola’s school of business management school said in a news release.

The events are open to the public and those interested in attending must register online.

The events kick off at noon on March 3 with a keynote from Marcus Bullock, founder and CEO of Flikshop, a software company that builds tools to assist people who are incarcerated in staying connected to their families and building community.

Additional events include:

  • Stronger Together: Advancing Racial Equity and Business Growth is on Wednesday, March 10, at 9 a.m. The virtual roundtable asks the following question: “While Maryland’s under-40 workforce will soon be majority people of color, race-based barriers continue to limit individual opportunity, stall community progress, and harm our economy. How can a focus on racial equity create sustainable business growth?”
  • Rising to the Challenge: Building a Better Baltimore is on Wednesday, March 24, at 5 p.m. The pitch competition will feature students pitching ideas to answer the following question: “How might the Baltimore business community effectively advance racial equity?” Leaders from Baltimore’s entrepreneurial community will serve as judges.

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