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“Come Meet a Black Person” Networking Event
December 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST$15
Celebrate the holidays by joining us at the upcoming Come Meet A Black Person Networking Event!
Because we made history on November 16, 2017 with the first Come Meet A Black Person Networking Event that is now a movement (www.comemeetablackperson.com). The divisive and racist atmosphere of this country, has made many of us realize that the only way we can solve racism is one-on-one genuine conversations that lead to learning other cultures and real friendships.
“Americans’ core social networks tend to be dominated by people of the same race or ethnic background,” according to Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI). “Few opinions are formed and few experiences occur in isolation.” Social networks play a major role in how people perceive other ethnic groups. Because of that, Come Meet A Black Person Network Event has the mission of diversifying social networks!
We are inviting white people who do not have non-white friends to attend this event and put aside any pre-conceived notions about different cultures. And this invitation goes out to anyone who does not have a black friend – Asian, Latino, Indian, American Indian, mixed race — you name it! We want everyone to just come with an open mind to this networking event of diverse, creative individuals.
Come Meet A Black Person Networking Event includes introductions, a cultural scavenger hunt, Cheryle’s Chili Bar, drinks and giveaways. Ticket includes eats and drinks — water, soda, beer and wine. Get there early!
VERY IMPORTANT: Bring an item that represents your unique heritage. So if you classify yourself as white but are Italian, bring something from Italy. If you are mixed race, bring something that represents up to three of your known heritages. Also don’t forget to bring business cards and come ready to experience some new friends!
What’s on Cheryle’s Chilli Bar? Traditional Beef Chili, 3-Bean Vegan Chili, Chili assorted toppings (cheese, sour cream, corn chips, onions, Jalopenos, etc.), Mama Wey-Wey’s Cornbread – the best cornbread in the world – vegan bread, hot dogs and buns.
This event is presented by BlackGwinnett Magazine, Urban Mediamakers and Camrose Creative Services. Proceeds benefit the Young Urban Mediamakers (YUMs) program for youth ages 12-19 training the next generation of diverse content creators.
Get your ticket today! $15 per person in advance. $20 at the door..