The Dover Community Action Forum is sponsoring a Civil Rights and Economic Empowerment Conference at Delaware State University

The Dover Community Action Forum is sponsoring a Civil Rights and Economic Empowerment Conference at the Bank of America Building, Longwood Auditorium of Delaware State University.

The conference will start at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 with a viewing of the documentary “Black Wall Street,” followed by a discussion.

Beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, there will be several workshops and a business roundtable discussion in the afternoon. The conference is free and will include a continental breakfast, lunch and period for networking.

Wayne Frazier, president of the Maryland Washington Minority Companies Association is the keynote speaker. Frazier’s organization began as an advocate for minorities and women in construction trade contracts. A decade later, MWMCA evolved into an organization that advocates for minority business inclusion and consults with major corporations on diversity inclusion. To date, MWMCA has assisted hundreds of minority and women-owned businesses in winning more than $500 million in contract work since 2003.

A plenary session will follow featuring faculty and staff from Delaware State University on the historical perspective of the nexus between civil rights and economic empowerment.

Conference participants can choose to attend one of three workshops: Economics 101, Community and Economic Development, and Controlling Our Black Dollar.

The day will conclude with a discussion on Delaware politics, public policy formulation, and a business roundtable discussion on wealth creation.

DCAF was formed in 1997 with a mission to organize exclusively to increase awareness and to promote social change through community interaction, education and advocacy; This year, DCAF formed an alliance with minority business owners, community organizations, churches, fraternities, sororities, and other organized groups to focus on getting more community work done.

To register for the conference visit DCAF’s website at