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What Juneteenth Means to America

  • June 15, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Thursday, June 15, 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET

Free for WMG members, $15 for non-members

In celebration of Juneteenth, join WMG member Fatimah Gilliam and WMG co-President Jodi Brockington in conversation about the origins of Juneteenth and how to best honor this holiday today. They will also discuss Fatimah's forthcoming book: Race Rules—What Your Black Friend Won’t Tell You. This sneak peek into the book will focus on identifying and helping all of us navigate the unwritten “rules” relating to race in today’s racially-polarized world. Topics will include cultural appropriation, micro-aggressions, and best practices for discussing race. The goal is to provide concrete and actionable guidance about complex issues for how individuals can adapt in their personal and professional lives to the pivotal times we're living in by responding with knowledge and facts, not just emotion. Come learn, listen, and be a part of this important conversation.

Fatimah Gilliam is Founder and CEO of The Azara Group, which is a management consulting firm specializing in diversity and inclusion, leadership development, negotiation, and strategy consulting services for Fortune 500 companies and institutional clients. Her mission is to empower her clients to be strong leaders, have successful careers, and be strategic in influencing others. Her book Race Rules hits bookshelves on January 30, 2024.

Jodi Brockington embodies the term “multi-hyphenate.” Many of her colleagues know her to be a Master Networker, Super Connector, and “Diversity Disruptor”, creating seamless and authentic interactions within the workplace, marketplace, and community. As the founder of Niara Consulting, Jodi has developed a solid global network leading strategic and major accounts defining strategies creating innovative solutions for non-profit organizations and Fortune 500 companies. She truly enjoys connecting people as her professional expertise lies within the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)space. In her spare time, Jodi is an author, speaker, traveler and fitness enthusiast.

This is a ⚡️WMG Power Hour⚡️ event! WMG Power Hours are part of a series of events focused on diversity and inclusion that will help members learn more about our diversified society and enhance our abilities to be supportive women, colleagues, citizens, and allies. 

 All proceeds from this event support the Women's Media Group Educational Foundation.

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