"The New York Open Center is a non-profit holistic learning center offering evening events, full-day workshops, ongoing classes, and advanced trainings." One of my colleagues, Gail Johnson, is hosting her first official program there.
I think it should be an insightful afternoon...
A SPECIAL EVENT and BOOKSIGNING
Saturday, October 24, 2–5pm
$20 (No Member Discount)
Location: Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street (between Madison and Park avenues)
Michaela Angela Davis, cultural critic and writer has been exploring urban style, race, beauty, gender and hiphop culture in media with editor in chief, beauty editor and fashion director positions at Honey, Essence and Vibe magazines and most recently as a consultant at BET.
Susan Akkad is the Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Diversity for the Estée Lauder Companies Inc. In her position she works in partnership with the 29 brands of the ELC in marketing, product development, consumer insights and communications to identify and expand business opportunities to increase relevancy to the diverse consumer. A veteran in the beauty industry with former high profile positions at MAC, Lancôme and entrepreneur in her own design firm in the fashion industry, she has a keen and unique awareness of global and cultural concepts of beauty.
Tricia Rose is a professor and chair of the Africana Studies Department at Brown University. She studies, teaches and speaks widely on issues related to Black culture, racial imagery, gender issues, sexism, popular music and social justice.
Veronica Webb is an influential supermodel who broke barriers with an incredibly successful career as the first African-American woman to sign a major cosmetics contract in 1992. She has since had remarkable success as a TV personality, journalist, actress and a prominent supporter of a number of important causes.