Local Leaders @ Blackbird House for Black History Month

Save the date for an event that will gather some of Culver City’s prominent African American leaders to address equality, equity, and history. With Black History Month upon us it is the perfect time to reflect on past struggles while also celebrating current accomplishments.

On February 22, 2019 at 2pm at Blackbird House of Co-Working and Wellness please join State Senator Holly J. Mitchell, Assembly Member Sydney Kamlager-Dove, Culver City Council Member Daniel Lee, Culver City School Board President Summer McBride, Black Cooperative Investment Fund Board Vice-President Melanie Mack, and Culver City Business Owner Janiece Russell for an illuminating conversation on local Black Leadership, Black History and building and maintaining Black Wealth.

We’ve all seen the numbers that show the huge disparity in wealth for people of color. The numbers are particularly stark for Black people. But, what can we do on the community, local, state and federal level to address it? How do we build Black Wealth? How do we change the numbers that show a disproportionate number of unhoused individuals and families are Black? What can we do to prevent people from becoming homeless in the first place? How do we demand that unhoused individuals be treated with dignity and respect when they do become homeless? How do we equip our young people with the skills to succeed no matter what career or vocation they choose? Following in the footsteps of Madam CJ Walker we hope to highlight the various avenues through which Black people and allies are working to help others build and maintain wealth.

We’ll share what is being done on and how we can help. The event will also be a networking opportunity for local and regional Black businesses. Please come to share your thoughts, skills and if you are an entrepreneur bring some business cards to network after. Light refreshments will be served.

Blackbird House of Co-Working and Wellness is a private coworking collective for productivity, wellness & community; founded by women of color. Welcome to allies of all races & genders. Blackbird coworking collective is for women of color & allies; entrepreneurs in business, arts, activism & wellness who understand the essential aim toward diversity and work-life balance. Blackbird house provides an inspired gathering place with access to workspace choices and communal office amenities and a focus on exclusive programming that is diversity-centric and equally tailored for suits, creatives, activists, and nourishers.

Organized and Hosted by Culver City Council Member, Daniel Lee Black History Month Event “Building and Maintaining Black Wealth” February 22, 2020 2-5pm

Blackbird.House 10600 Virginia Ave, Culver City, CA 90232

For more information about the event and to purchase tickets please use the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-black-leadership-in-culver-city-2020-tickets-91393244655

www.culvercitysymphony.org

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