The National Diversity and Inclusion Cannabis Alliance (NDICA) partners with The Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership (LARRP) and the L.A. County to host a Diversity & Inclusion Social Equity Expo in celebration of National Expungement Week. The event is taking place on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10AM-4PM (PDT) at the Los Angeles Trade-Tech College (LATTC).
NDICA, founded by Bonita Bo Money, is an association created to assist underprivileged individuals entering the cannabis industry. Its mission is to reduce barriers contributing to the lack of representation of minorities and marginalized community members in the cannabis industry by creating an ethical and fair market.
As a means of fulfilling their mission, they are offering a FREE expungement clinic, housing assistance, a job fair and placement, and much more during their event. They will also be teaching attendees about L.A.’s Phase 3 Cannabis Application Process and featuring notable keynote speakers discussing a wide array of topics.
Many individuals may qualify for a retail cannabis license if they come from a zip code that was impacted by the war on drugs. Give yourself an opportunity for a fresh start and ownership in the cannabis industry by attending NDICA’s Diversity & Inclusion Social Equity Expo! To RSVP and receive more information, visit their Eventbrite page.
Event Includes: Free Expungement Clinic, Job Fair – POC Staffing – Hiring on Site, Social Equity Application Workshop, Health & Wellness Pavillion, Vendors, Celebrity & Politician Guest Speakers, Social Equity Plan Outreach
10:30 – 11:00 AM: Tech in Cannabis
Jen Lujan (Eaze), Rico Tarver (Baker Technologies)
11:00 – 11:45 AM: Bridging the Gap: Diversity & Unity
Ophelia Chong, Kristen Jordan, Felicia Carbajal, Tiffany Bowden
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM: Love and Hip-Hop in Cannabis
Hip-Hop Artist Dana Dane and Wife Tana Sessions, J-RO of the Hip-Hop Group ALKAHOLIKS, Chris “The Glove” Taylor, Hope Flood
12:15 – 12:30 PM: Corporate to Cannabis
Stormy Simon (Fmr. Pres. overstock.com)
1:00 PM: Keynote
Freeway Rick Ross
1:30 – 2:00 PM: Ending the War on Drugs: LA’s Social Equity Program
Bonita Bo Money, Lynne Lyman, Rick Ross, Lanese Martin, Cheryl Branch
2:30 – 2:45 PM: Doc and Jocks
Dr. Uma, Boo Williams, Hector Camacho Jr.
2:30 – 2:45 PM: Social Equity Workshop
Lynne Lyman (West Hollywood Application Grader), Tiffany Bowden (Application Technical Writer and Consultant)